There's a lot of reasons to be excited about Jurassic World 3. Not only is the movie going to put an end to the Jurassic World franchise, but it's also going to bring back the original cast from the original Jurassic Park movie.
Speaking in an interview with Empire Magazine (via Heroic Hollywood), Jurassic World 3 director Colin Trevorrow tries to discuss what the original cast's return means. Though the filmmaker is eager to explore how the characters from the original Jurassic Park series react to the new world established in the Jurassic World trilogy, Trevorrow says he still needs a genuine reason for Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum to all come back together.
According to Trevorrow, Jurassic World 3 is going to examine how the original Jurassic Park characters evolved and how they've adapted to the new world built by the new trilogy.
"We'd have had to come up with a reason why Ellie, Malcolm, and Grant all went to the theme park on the exact same day it broke down – again," the filmmaker explained, "The next film allows the legacy characters to be a part of the story in an organic way. Emily Carmichael and I call it ‘Jurassic Park VI' because it is. You start asking the most basic questions: who are these people now? What do they make of the new world they're living in, and how do they feel about being part of its history? Ultimately it will be in collaboration with the actors. They know and love these characters. We'll do it together."
We don't know what this organic "reason" for gathering Ellie, Malcolm, and Grant all together might be, but we're hoping that the Jurassic Park trio gets decent screen time in the movie. It would be a shame to bring the originals back only to have them used in unimportant sequences.
Jurassic World 3 is directed by Trevorrow from a script the filmmaker wrote together with Emily Carmichael. The film is set to release on June 11, 2021.