Audiences have a long time to wait until Jurassic World 3 hits theaters and concludes Colin Trevorrow's ever-expanding story. The last cinematic instalment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, saw the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar unleashed upon the American continent, almost ensuring a sizeable scope for the third and final film.
Universal Pictures has now released a new Jurassic World motion comic. "Rising Tide," the first in a series, briefly explores the aftermath of Fallen Kingdom, in which the giant Mosasaurus escaped into the open ocean in the first act. The 3-minute clip features a news report of the escaped aquatic monster as it terrorizes surfers and beach-goers around Oahu, Hawaii. It's mainly shown from the perspective of a reporter, who is hinted to know more than she lets on.
The clip itself doesn't seem to include much more than that. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how this series helps to develop the franchise and, more importantly, how it helps set up the events of Jurassic World 3, if at all. Three more episodes will soon follow and each one is said to unfold from a new character's perspective.
Trevorrow himself did help to fill the space between the two major releases with his short film, Battle at Big Rock, in which fans were shown how the escaped dinosaurs were impacting human society. Beyond that, as is the case with this single motion comic episode, nothing was shown that could shed light on the current trilogy's principal characters; there is just the promise that Owen, Claire and the franchise's classic heroes will be up against an almost impossible challenge.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World 3, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. The film is set to be released on June 11, 2021
(via Jurassic Outpost)