Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom' Is Part of a Trilogy

Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 11:36AM
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Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 11:36AM
Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom' Is Part of a Trilogy
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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 TrevorrowFallen Kingdom is part of a trilogy:

Opening quote
"At the end of this movie, it's not a cliffhanger, but it's designed for people to want to know what's going to happen next, whereas the earlier Jurassic Park movies had pretty clear definitive endings. They were much more episodic. In working with Derek Connolly, my co-writer, we were also thinking about where it was gonna go in the future."
Closing quote

Trevorrow goes on:

Opening quote
"I remember telling Steven [Spielberg] even while we were making the first movie. 'This is the beginning. Here is the middle. And here's the end of the end.' This is where we want to go. I feel like that kind of design is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested. It needs to be thought through on that level. It can't be arbitrary, especially if we want to turn this into a character-based franchise with people who you lean in to follow what they're going to do."
Closing quote

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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.

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