Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Jurassic World is Going to be a Trilogy

jw3.jpg

To be honest, given the money it's hauled in, we're amazed they haven't already confirmed another ten Jurassic Worlds.

But, with Jurassic World 2 already confirmed, and a weirdly-specific release date of 22 June 2018 pencilled in, we've had the first pseudo-confirmation that it is going to be, at least to start with, a trilogy. Our graphic artists have mocked up a potential poster for it above.

Colin Trevorrow, who directed the wildly successful first movie - currently on box office receipts of nearly $1.7bn, is not going to be filling that role for the second instalment (he's quite busy with a little sci-fi film called Star Wars: Episode IX), but he is writing a draft script, together with Derek Connolly, and in a discussion with the Jurassic Cast Podcast, he's dropped some hints as to the direction of it - and also said that the story arc is set for three stages.

Trevorrow said, ""Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it’s all in there. Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm’s quote, 'you stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you wanna sell it'. That to me is Jurassic World, that’s why I had all the product placement, that’s what it was".

He continued,  "The second one, Jurassic World 2, as we were driving we tried to find what is the foundation? ‘Dinosaurs and man, separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together. How can we know what to expect?’ That’s why it’s exciting that the movie did well, that leaves us a lot of room to run, and it was part of this design, it had a beginning, middle, and end when we wrote the first movie. Now that the movie did well, we get to play that out".

In addition - both excitingly for fans of actual thought and plot, and disappointingly for those of us hoping for dinosaurs in space, he added,  "It will get to be a different kind of film. The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don’t necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals and about animals in general and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life."

Still, massive dinosaurs in space would be good wouldn't it? Vote for your new direction below and listen to the whole podcast below that.

[via Den of Geek]

Related

Jurassic.jpg

Every Easter Egg you might have missed in Jurassic World

SaleJPMosasaur.jpg

Amazing 'Lost' Concept Art For The Jurassic Park Cartoon That Never Wa

3.jpg

Jason Schwartzman: "I'd love to be in the Jurassic World sequel"

main.jpg

Here's the reason you don't enjoy blockbusters like you used to

jworld2.jpg

Fan Theory Explains Origin of Chris Pratt's Jurassic World Character

jaws1.jpg

Is Spielberg Planning A Secret Jaws Reboot?

Comments

More

The ShortList Alternative Oscars

The only awards that really matter

by Gary Ogden
20 Feb 2017

Is Love Actually actually shit or brilliant?

Two writers argue their case for the divisive 2003 rom-com

16 Feb 2017

The totally excellent 19 facts you never knew about Wayne’s World

No way? Way.

by Keyan Milanian
16 Feb 2017

Details of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer 'leaked'

If it's true, Star Wars fans are in for a treat

14 Feb 2017

The best dressed men from the 2017 EE BAFTAs

As sartorially sharp as Stephen Fry's wit

13 Feb 2017

Ken Loach delivered a rousing anti Tory speech at the BAFTAs

The veteran filmmaker criticised the “callous brutality” of Theresa May's government

by Joe Ellison
13 Feb 2017

The 7 best titles new to UK Netflix this week

Get these on your tellybox

10 Feb 2017

Watch John Wick's dog take its revenge in this hilarious viral parody

How the tables have turned

10 Feb 2017

Michael Keaton opens his heart: "Relationships are complicated"

ShortList talks love with the mercurial actor

by Ralph Jones
09 Feb 2017

People are freaking out about how scary this film trailer is

Watch it with the lights on

by Gary Ogden
09 Feb 2017