The Jurassic Park franchise is one of the most popular and most celebrated of all time. What began as a book by Michael Crichton has grown into five films, with another on the way. Before it is released on June 11, 2021 (exactly 28 years after the original movie came out), let’s go over some details…
What facts have already been confirmed when it comes to Jurassic World 3 (such as the plot and the actors and actresses playing important roles)? And what types of things would fans like to see in this new story (especially if it may be the last one being made)? Here are six things that have been confirmed, along with four things we really want to see.
10 Want: Information On Human Cloning
Spoiler alert: At the end of the last film, it was revealed that dinosaurs are not the only living things that have been recreated. John Hammond used to be partners with Benjamin Lockwood, and he was thought to be the grandfather of Maisie Lockwood.
However, he cloned the real Maisie Lockwood, who was his daughter. Have other humans been cloned? Will more be recreated? And will Maisie now live with Claire and Owen forever? This is a top priority when it comes to info that absolutely has to be seen, as this story continues.
9 Confirmed: The Originals Will Be Back
Recently, it was officially confirmed that the three main stars of the original film, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, will be returning as their characters: Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm, respectively. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt will also be in the new movie as Claire Dearing and Owen Grady, the characters they have played in Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
IMDb also lists BD Wong returning as Dr. Henry Wu (the geneticist that creates the dinosaurs) and Isabella Sermon returning as Maisie Lockwood (who was cloned by Benjamin Lockwood).
8 Want: Other Familiar Faces
Seeing Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler together again, on another dino-filled adventure, is a dream come true. And bringing Jeff Goldblum into the mix, no matter where or how, is always good news. What about other past people within this franchise? It would be neat to see John’s grandkids, Lex and Tim, again.
It would be cool if there were references to characters such as Ray Arnold, Dennis Nedry, Sarah Harding, Nick Van Owen or the Kirby family. And we have always wondered what happened to the kid who got a velociraptor lesson from Alan in the first film.
7 Confirmed: It Will Celebrate The Entire Franchise
Jurassic Park came out in 1993, followed by The Lost World in 1997, Jurassic Park III in 2001, Jurassic World in 2015, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018. This new flick will be the third Jurassic World installment and the sixth installment overall.
Director Colin Trevorrow has said that it will be a celebration of everything in the franchise up until now. That means there will be amazing characters (as mentioned up above) and amazing dinosaurs (as mentioned down below). Details beyond that are a mystery, but fans are already looking forward to celebrating!
6 Want: Dinosaurs In Action
Speaking of dinosaurs… That is one of the main reasons fans tune into these flicks! Over the years, this franchise has shown a Dilophosaur spit everywhere, a Pteranodon pick a boy up, Velociraptors follow commands and a Mosasaur feed on sharks, to name a few notable instances.
This new movie will be the third of the new ones and the sixth overall. It will combine the new and the old. It has a lot to live up to, in short. That being said, it's super exciting to think about what creatures will be shown off and how.
5 Confirmed: There May Be A Time Jump
In a recent interview, Chris Pratt may have dropped a spoiler. He was talking about how Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended, with the island blowing up and the animals escaping. Then he said “we jump forward” and that it is “going to be pretty epic” and that people won’t be “disappointed."
How far into the future will we jump? How will the Jurassic Park stars meet up with the Jurassic World stars? Will all the dinosaurs get back into a park setting? Will they run around the city, like they have been known to do? Or will this be the end of this amusement park?
4 Want: Resolution
Of course, whatever happens, there needs to be some sort of resolution. This could be the end of the park. This could lead to a destroyed world. Not every story has a happy ending, but based on how the last flick ended, there are some big problems and loose ends that need to be wrapped up now.
Will everyone be 100 percent pleased with it all, when those end credits roll? That is unlikely, since fans can be finicky. Hopefully, though, the biggest questions get answered and the fate of this spot and this technology are known and clear.
3 Want: A Super Exciting Story
To elaborate, resolution or not, audiences are expecting a super exciting story. Since the beginning, these stories have entertained fans of all ages. The original film, from 1993, is one of the most celebrated ones out there, and with every new flick came new creatures and adventures.
That being said, people can surely look forward to heading to the theaters and munching on popcorn or settling in on the couch (to watch it at a later date), all while seeing thrills, letting out some gasps, chuckling here and there and maybe even shedding a tear or two.
2 Confirmed: Dinosaurs Will Be Everywhere
While all the details about this new film are not known yet, the director, Colin Trevorrow, did say that dinosaurs will be seen all over the planet; in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, these creatures were sold to different people, so now, they are spread out and not just in one spot.
Plus, as Trevorrow hinted, other people may be able to create their own dinos, since it would be unrealistic if Dr. Henry Wu were the only one able to do this after all this time. Whether this is good or bad news, it will be interesting to see a variety of locations.
1 Want: Theme Park Ride Ideas
Last but not least, it is hard to think about these films without thinking of theme park rides. First of all, Jurassic Park and Jurassic World were both tourist destinations that guests could visit.
So it makes sense that Universal Studios recreated these spots, giving thrill-seekers attractions such as Jurassic Park River Adventure, Pteranodon Flyers and Jurassic World: The Ride. While watching this next installment, which comes out in 2021, some audience members may be on the lookout for what could be added into a ride or made into a whole new one!