Colin Trevorrow Says Chris Pratt's Owen Has "Shit To Deal With" in Jurassic World Sequel

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Jurassic World became the third highest-grossing movie of all time, so it's no surprise that the studio already greenlit a sequel for director Colin Trevorrow's blockbuster. Trevorrow already started on working on Star Wars: Episode IX, but he'll also write and produce Jurassic World 2, and he shared some details with Jurassic Cast about what to expect from the sequel:

"We looked at it as a trilogy from the very beginning. We designed the whole thing that way. And, honestly, the whole trilogy is articulated in
Jurassic Park
. Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcom's quote: ‘you stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could and before you knew what you had, you'd packaged it and slapped it on a plastic
lunchbox
and now you want to sell it.' That, to me, is Jurassic World. That's why I had all the product placement, that's what it was. So with
Jurassic World
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2 it's: "dinosaurs and man separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together – how can we know what to expect?'. That's not the exact quote, but you get the idea...
And that's why its exciting the movie did well. I had a beginning, a middle and an end and it was designed this way. So now we get to play that out."

As expected, the story will evolve beyond the premise of people running from dinosaurs in an island. It's great to know that Trevorrow is advancing the story, and it sounds like Owen (Chris Pratt) will have bigger problems in the sequel:

"We made [Jurassic World] with the fans very much in mind. And I'm not going to forget that, but we've seen a lot of ‘dinosaurs chasing people around on an island' movies. And I think you guys and the general audience are going to be down to explore where else we can go. Owen is going to be in it, Claire is in it and neither are going to be in the same place we left them in the first movie. And even though Claire is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy, it's her story that mirrors this changing world. Owen has shit to deal with. They've both opened Pandora's Box in Jurassic World and both of them are responsible for different elements of it. And I think the way these characters are connected to these circumstances of what's happening, it's different than previous films. It's not ‘let's manufacture a way to get them somewhere', they're embedded into it now in a way that us storytellers are able to keep them involved without it feeling contrived."

I wasn't a huge fan of the Jurassic Park franchise, but after seeing Jurassic World, I actually thought it's the best Jurassic film ever made. Jurassic World 2 will arrive in theaters on June 22, 2018. You can read our review of Jurassic World here.