The dinosaurs are back in Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, and director J.A. Bayona brings a few surprises to the Jurassic Park franchise. We've got a rundown of the biggest spoilers from Jurassic World 2 - from details on the latest genetically-engineered dinosaurs, to the potentially disastrous fallout from the movie's ending.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom picks up three years after the end of Jurassic World, in which the second attempt at building a family-friendly dinosaur theme park on Isla Nublar ended much the same way as the first - with death, destruction, and mayhem. When Fallen Kingdom begins, the island has decided to take matters into its own hands, as a once-dormant volcano is on the verge of erupting and wiping out all remaining dinosaur life on Earth. Eli Mills (Rafe Spall), who represents John Hammond's former partner Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), asks Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) to return to the island in order to aid with the dinosaur rescue - in particular, to capture Owen's trained velociraptor, Blue. Once they get to the island, however, things quickly unravel.
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Jeff Goldblum's Role is Basically Just a Cameo
If you bought a ticket for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in the hope of seeing Jeff Goldblum tangle with dinosaurs once again, you're in for a disappointment. Goldblum does return as Dr. Ian Malcolm, but only in two scenes - both of which show Malcolm giving testimony in court as an expert witness. In his first scene, he is asked whether the government should intervene and send in a team to rescue the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar, and Dr. Malcolm causes a bit of a stir when he says that they should leave the dinosaurs to be wiped out. Of course, by the end of the movie his words of warning prove to be prophetic, and Fallen Kingdom ends with a second Malcolm monologue - this one about how humanity will have to adjust to a new world, where they must coexist with the newly freed dinosaurs.
It's Not a Rescue Mission
This particular twist has already been thoroughly spoiled by the trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but might still come as a surprise to those who skipped the trailers. While Lockwood does indeed want to rescue the dinosaurs and transport them to a new sanctuary, Mills has other plans. He's secretly colluding with black market dealer Gunnar Eversol (Toby Jones) to sell the dinosaurs to the highest bidder, and has planned an auction with the world's most shady and unscrupulous international buyers. But while the dinosaurs are worth a lot up front, Blue is the most valuable acquisition of all - because she can be used to create a frightening new breed of dinosaur.
Dr. Henry Wu Creates a New Dinosaur
Apparently Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) still hasn't learned his lesson when it comes to messing with dinosaur genetics. Wu made his first appearance in Jurassic Park, returned in Jurassic World, and is back again in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Since his last attempt at creating an entirely new, genetically-engineered hybrid dinosaur worked out so well (R.I.P. Indominus rex), Wu works together with Mills to create a new kind of dinosaur: the deadly Indoraptor. This dinosaur is specifically designed for use in combat, and can be trained to pinpoint a target marked by a laser and go in for the kill. However, the Indoraptor is too difficult to control, and so Wu plans to use Blue to mother and then train a new breed of Indoraptor - one that will follow human commands.
Eli Mills Murders Benjamin Lockwood
As Mills has the animals transported to the Lockwood Estate, Benjamin Lockwood eventually catches wind of what's happening and confronts Mills about it. Unfortunately, Lockwood is on his sickbed and extremely weak. When he demands that Mills call the police and turn himself in, Mills instead picks up a cushion and - off-screen - smothers Lockwood to death with it. This not only leaves the path clear for him to sell the animals for profit, but also makes him the legal guardian of Lockwood's "granddaughter," Maisie. Mills immediately fires Maisie's governess, Iris (Geraldine Chaplin), who is horrified at being forced away from Maisie after she raised "both of them." Who else is she referring to? Well...
Maisie Lockwood is a Clone
If it seems a little odd to reveal that John Hammond had a partner in creating the technology behind Jurassic Park whom we've never heard of in any of the previous movies, well, it's because Benjamin Lockwood is a bit of a retcon. But the in-universe explanation for him only popping up now is that Lockwood and Hammond had a massive falling-out many years ago. You can probably see this twist coming a mile off, due to the fact that Lockwood refuses to let Maisie see any childhood photos of her mother. After Lockwood dies, Maisie manages to sneak a picture from his photo album, which shows a much younger Iris holding Lockwood's daughter - who looks identical to Maisie. Yes, it turns out that Hammond and Lockwood disagreed on the topic of human cloning, and the rift between them occurred when Lockwood decided to clone his beloved daughter after her death.
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021