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What We Want From Jurassic World 3

Another character audiences that will undoubtedly hold interest is Maisie, who was revealed to be a clone of Lockwood's daughter in the third act of Fallen Kingdom. One of the effects this had as a plot point was the bridging of that massive divide between dinosaurs and humans so that we as an audience could perhaps better relate to the near-fantastical creatures we saw on screen.

Emotion was clearly a focus of the film and throughout, it became increasingly clear that the intent was to garner more of a reaction than evanescent awe toward the dinosaurs. Hence, the existence of Maisie, who could relate in part to the creatures as the product of pure science and relate to audiences at the same time. But there has to be more to her than that. The fact that she's a clone is a fairly big deal for the franchise and it's important that that aspect is explored in Jurassic World 3, hopefully not as a meaningless twist, but as something that adds to the discussion about natural life, humanity and science.

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All this has to build to something new. If the Jurassic World trilogy's themes are to stick, then it has to create a new equilibrium. Things cannot simply revert back to the way they were prior to Jurassic Park. Trevorrow understands this and it's something he seeks to explore in the final entry of the trilogy, according to an interview with io9, where he stated, "we wanted to tell a story about where we are now, which is that we have messed with science. We have fundamentally altered our world. And now we’re dealing with the consequences." As of right now, there's nothing indicative of what that will actually look like, but it is something audiences will be eager to see.

Will there be dinosaurs living alongside humankind? Will humankind end up destroying itself in an effort to fight the dinosaurs? The answers to those questions will have to wait as we won't be seeing Jurassic World 3 until the summer of 2021.

Directed by J.A. Bayona and written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong, along with Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell and Jeff Goldblum. In theaters now.

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