WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in theaters now.
As the promotional material rolled out for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, many fans speculated one how different this installment would be from the previous films, not to mention just how far director J.A. Bayona could stretch this new chapter as a dinosaur-rescue mission. With the release of the seconds trailer, the sinister sub-plot of the dinosaurs being auctioned and quite possibly, weaponized seemed to answer that question.
It turns out this is indeed the case, thanks to Dr. Henry Wu (the former head geneticist at Isla Nublar, played by B.D. Wong) and Eli Mills (the man who swindled his way into taking ownership of the park, played by Rafe Spall). But it's only one of the sequel's many dark turns, because as we later find out, genetic tampering has been taken to even further extremes.
In fact, the most shocking twist doesn't even involve dinosaurs. That's because this story, written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, involves manipulating human DNA for cloning purposes.
Genetic experimentation has always been the cornerstone of the Jurassic Park franchise, having been used to resurrect the dinosaurs that ruled the prehistoric era, such as the T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Velociraptors, etc. There's also been splicing as well, as seen in the Indominus Rex from the last film, a modified hybrid created from the T-Rex. And as we've seen in various trailers and commercials, in Fallen Kingdom we get another in the Indoraptor, which combines the Indominus Rex with the Velociraptor for a more efficient and controllable killer.
But that's all information we already knew -- we're here too dig into the new human cloning twist, and what it means for the franchise moving forward.