Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom' Is Part of a Trilogy
Jurassic World was not a cinematic masterpiece, full of nuance and virtuoso performances. It was big, loud, full of dinosaurs, and pretty silly. It was a popcorn movie, in short. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks to be much of the same: the trailer features volcanic eruptions, dinosaur stampedes, T-Rexes nailing Carnotauruses, and CGI so real we don't even notice it anymore.
At this point, the Jurassic franchise has turned into a thinking man's Transformers, but with CG dinos instead of robots. And like Transformers, we're going to see a lot more of it in the future—according to a new interview with Colin Trevorrow, Fallen Kingdom is part of a trilogy:
Trevorrow goes on:
It's ironic that Trevorrow makes special mention of this being a "character-based franchise" when the one thing critics and fans could agree on was that most of the characters in the previous movie were bland, paper-thin, or meant only to be dino-food.
If the Jurassic World franchise functions anything like the new Star Wars, then Fallen Kingdom will be the darkest, lowest point for the characters (and maybe the dinosaurs). We've already seen a teaser about the dinosaurs dying out on the island and apparent testimony lobbying for a rescue operation. Knowing how fast and loose this series is with realism, the third movie is probably going to be about a human-dinosaur utopian society spreading across the world, only to be threatened by a giant meteor.
The final scene will most likely be Jeff Goldblum on Mars creating a new Jurassic Park, muttering "Life finds a way" to himself, over and over.