Director Colin Trevorrow says dinosaurs won't be terrorizing cities in Jurassic World 3. Trevorrow has explained that the sequel to 2015's Jurassic World would indeed set the stage for the final film in the trilogy, though it won't turn out the way some audiences may have expected following the ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
The beloved dinosaur series began back in 1993 with Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, pitting dinosaurs and humans side-by-side, but ultimately demonstrating that the two species can not coexist together peacefully. The film would go on to spawn a number of sequels, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997 and Jurassic Park III in 2001, before Trevorrow was brought aboard for Jurassic World in 2015 - a direct sequel, but also the first part in a planned trilogy. The film became a global box office success, grossing over $1.6 billion at the international box office, and after J.A. Bayona's recent follow-up, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Trevorrow is returning as director for the sixth installment (otherwise referred to as Jurassic World 3).
During an interview with Jurassic Outpost, Trevorrow made it clear that Jurassic World 3 will not include dinosaurs wreaking havoc in cities. The ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom suggested that dinosaurs will take over areas heavily populated by humans - going so far as to show Pteranodons in Las Vegas. However, that's not to say that their presence will result in mass destruction. On the contrary, Trevorrow pointed out that the dinosaurs will fit into the world no differently than other wild animals. So, in response to whether Jurassic World 3 might see cities being destroyed by giant creatures, a la Godzilla or Pacific Rim, he said:
"I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city. They can’t organize. Right now we’ve got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don’t go pack hunting for humans in urban areas. The world I get excited about is the one where it’s possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible—the same way we watch out for bears or sharks. We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don’t go to war with them. If that was the case, we’d have lost that war a long time ago."
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Black Mirror) will return for the sequel, and there's a chance that several other Jurassic Park alumni may return to the series as well - which is, incidentally, something Howard hopes will happen. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom already brought back a familiar face with Jeff Goldblum, who starred as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the first two films; that said, Goldblum's appearance was a small cameo, so it's unclear how big of a role other returning characters might play in Jurassic World 3.
Trevorrow's comments have likely axed multiple fan theories surrounding Jurassic World 3, though it's still likely that the story will deliver in other satisfying ways. Even though there won't be city-wide destruction in the film, Trevorrow still promises a new angle for the series in terms of how dinosaurs will prey on unsuspecting people. That said, any fans expecting a Planet of the Apes-level takeover from the dinosaurs will be disappointed.
Source: Jurassic Outpost
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021