With records still being broken after the release of Jurassic World, now the third-highest grossing movie of all time, many have wondered what the recently announced sequel will be about. Many still remember the misstep that was Lost World: Jurassic Park, and no doubt hope to avoid something like that altogether.
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who will stay on as a producer for the sequel but not direct, made some notes to Wired about the sequel, saying: “[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast. I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy.”
The other avenue it could go is that InGen won’t be the only ones making dinosaurs. Trevorrow added: “What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?” he thought aloud. “And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Mesrani, ‘we’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur’. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe — we’re not.”
The sequel is scheduled for a June 18, 2018 release date.