Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has some big reveals, but also left behind a ton of unanswered questions. The J.A. Bayona-directed second chapter of the new Jurassic trilogy masterminded by Derek Connelly and Colin Trevorrow (who helmed Jurassic World and will return for the third and final film) completely changed the game. The film ended the paradigm of the dinosaurs isolated on an island established by the first Jurassic Park. In Fallen Kingdom, the dinosaurs' island home is destroyed and the creatures are now loose upon the world.
The events of Jurassic World 2 represent a seismic shift in the story, but the film itself is full of plot holes and illogical events. While the heroes of the first film, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), return to undertake what they believe is a rescue mission to save the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar, they find they are mere pawns in a greater scheme to sell the dinosaurs by new villains introduced in the film. In the process, Fallen Kingdom ends up retconning the original Jurassic Park and the details of what fans knew about its origins.
While the Jurassic World sequel contains thrilling and well-directed action sequences, especially during the dinosaur stampede from the exploding island and the scary moments of the Indoraptor stalking our human heroes through Lockwood Manor, it also creates a number of questions that aren't fully addressed. Here are the biggest questions Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom left open:
- This Page: Questions About Fallen Kingdom's Backstory
- Page 2: Questions About Jurassic World 2's Volcano
- Page 3: Questions About Jurassic World 2's Auction & Ending
Everything About Maisie Lockwood Being A Clone
Jurassic World 2 is a game-changer for the saga, although the biggest twist is probably that Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), the "granddaughter" of dying billionaire Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), is actually a clone of his dead daughter. Therefore, along with cloned dinosaurs existing in the Jurassic universe for 25 years, that same technology can be used to perfectly clone human beings - a revelation that the film quickly glosses over.
There were numerous clues dropped throughout the film that Maisie was really a clone until Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) literally just announces it in dialogue. But the ramifications of Maisie's existence aren't dealt with. Presumably, Lockwood, Mills, and her nanny Iris (Geraldine Chaplin) fed Maisie lies about who her mother and father were, but it also seems like she spent her life in the gloomy Lockwood Manor. Was she homeschooled? Was she the only clone, and if not, what happened to the previous attempts? Are there other human clones in the world besides Maisie? Wouldn't the technology to clone people be even more valuable than dinosaurs?
What's The Real Story With Benjamin Lockwood and John Hammond?
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom retconned the history of Jurassic Park's late founder John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough) so that fellow billionaire Benjamin Lockwood was his longtime friend and business partner. Hammond and Lockwood had a falling out over Ben's desire to use InGen's cloning technology to recreate his daughter, who died in a car accident. Hammond walked away and ended their friendship, but Lockwood still gives Hammond a place of honor with a painting of him hanging in the gallery of Lockwood Manor. There must be more to their story but will Jurassic World 3 reveal it?
It seems like Hammond was the more responsible of the two in that he wanted to limit InGen's tech to creating dinosaurs; after the disaster of Jurassic Park, he later came to believe that the dinosaurs should be left alone. Meanwhile, the grieving Lockwood wanted to use the tech for selfish reasons and, given Maisie's age, he waited until long after Hammond died in 1998 to recreate his late daughter (she had to have died in the 1990s while Hammond was still alive, hence their falling out).
The cloning laboratory beneath Lockwood Manor could have been originally built as the facility to secretly clone Maisie, but was Lockwood aware that Mills was using it to clone the Indoraptor? Moreso, was Lockwood aware of everything going on beneath his house? Did he know Mills built huge holding facilities and even an auction room for the dinosaurs? Given the scene between Lockwood and Mills before Mills murdered the old man, it's possible Lockwood didn't know. But if not, how could Lockwood not have known about all of the construction that happened under his feet?
What Becomes Of InGen And Henry Wu?
InGen was introduced in Jurassic Park as the biotechnological research company that cloned the dinosaurs. It was owned by John Hammond and employed Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) as its chief geneticist. However, Jurassic World redid the very nature of InGen; it was bought by the Masrani Global corporation and became about finding ways to weaponize the dinosaurs, hiring Vic Hoskins (Vincent D'Onofrio) as head of security and Owen Grady to train the Velociraptors to follow human commands.
In the wake of the events of Jurassic Worlds 1 and 2, does InGen even exist anymore? Masrani is a background concern and the InGen logo is glimpsed only briefly. Wu seemed to work exclusively for Mills to further his research to perfecting the Indoraptor. In addition, Mills hired mercenaries to bring the dinosaurs back from Isla Nublar instead of using InGen troops. By the end of Fallen Kingdom, Mills and Lockwood are both dead while Wu is injured but presumably alive - he may be the last living link to the company John Hammond originally built.
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021