Dinosaur fans: start getting even more excited, because the second installment of the planned Jurassic World trilogy is edging ever closer.
A second trailer for Fallen Kingdom emerged on Sunday night during the Super Bowl and it follows up on the thrills and spills promised by the first trailer, which came out back on 8 December last year. Essentially, it looks absolutely amazing. You should watch it, honestly. Just click that big play button below and fill your boots with dinosaurs (don’t fill your actual boots with dinosaurs, that would be dangerous).
Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom hits cinemas in the UK on 22 June and let me tell you I will be in that front row, dinosaur suit on and ready to roll.
It goes without saying that Jurassic Park is one of the best films ever made - what am I saying, it is the best film ever made - but the other two in the initial trilogy are both good as well, much better than you remember.
So it was with trepidation that I went to see Jurassic World, the 2015 reboot, fearing that it would just be a horrible, charmless legacy cash-in. 124 minutes and a massive box of popcorn later, however, and I was grinning ear-to-ear - fine, it might not have been quite as good as Jurassic Park (but, as we have already established, that is the greatest film ever) - but it was a damned good watch, keeping the spirit of the originals, having a genuinely interesting plot, and some great performances, with Chris Pratt, in particular, an inspired piece of casting. The public agreed too, as it raked in $1.7 billion at the box office - the highest grossing film ever for a few short months until some space sci-fi movie came along to take the crown.
The sequel has as its basic premise the idea that the island that the Jurassic World theme park was built on is under threat, with both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters brought in to help save the dinosaurs from extinction. And we should all support that, because dinosaurs being extinct (again) means no more Jurassic World films. Given the third movie has already been confirmed, we suspect they’ll succeed in their task, otherwise that is going to be one very boring film.
Here’s the first trailer again, just in case you fancy another watch:
Fallen Kingdom has been written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, with J.A. Bayona easing himself into the director’s chair, with Trevorrow moving to the executive producer role alongside Steven Spielberg.
Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm (YES), with B. D. Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon also starring alongside Pratt and Bryce Howard.
(Image: Universal Pictures)