Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended by setting a new path for the dinosaur franchise. While all of the movies so far had taken place on remote islands, the 2018 sequel concluded by introducing dinosaurs to the outside world. The animals were now set free to roam the Earth as a new part of the food chain.
Given that all manner of man-eating creatures were now cohabiting with humans, the ending of the film led many to believe that the next film in the franchise, the untitled Jurassic World 3, would feature some sort of large scale war between man and dinosaur. However, Colin Trevorrow, the director of the upcoming film, has revealed that this will not be the case. Instead, his film will go in a different direction.
"I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city. They can’t organize," the director said. "Right now we’ve got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don’t go pack hunting for humans in urban areas." Instead of focusing on an all-out war between man and dinosaur, Trevorrow is more interested in examining the introduction of these new predators in a more grounded manner.
"The world I get excited about is the one where it’s possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible—the same way we watch out for bears or sharks. We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don’t go to war with them. If that was the case, we’d have lost that war a long time ago."
Therefore, Jurassic World 3 may be a quite different movie than the one we expected. Instead of going for a war-torn Earth scenario, the movie will expore the more realistic outcome of re-introducing dinosaurs to the ecosystem. Well, as realistic as you can get with a movie about dinosaurs eating people.
After co-writing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Trevorrow will return to the director's chair for Jurassic World 3. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are expected to return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing respectively, with more casting announcements sure to come. The film is slated to hit theaters June 11, 2021.
(via Jurassic Outpost)