Colin Trevorrow may have been fired from directing Star Wars Episode IX, but that means he has more time to focus on the follow-up of his 2015 hit, Jurassic World. With the release of the trailer, some people have been comparing the plot of Fallen Kingdom to that of The Lost World, and Trevorrow talks about what makes his movie different.
In The Lost World, a team of poachers want to capture the dinosaurs and move them out of Isla Nublar. The same thing looks to be happening in Fallen Kingdom, but Trevorrow assures fans that it will be a whole different story.
He tells Sebas Tabany:
"It looks like it is [similar] because they all go to a fog-covered, scary island with dinosaurs on it, but it goes to a very, very different place than anyone expects… Really the heart and soul of the movie, the turn of the story, is not what we've shown in this trailer. It's very much not like The Lost World."
He also talks about how the first film's motivation was greed, and that the sequel will be focusing more on humanity's responsibility on handling the consequences of that greed. Trevorrow continues:
"At the end of this movie, it's not a cliffhanger, but it's designed for people to want to know what's going to happen next, whereas the earlier Jurassic Park movies had pretty clear definitive endings. They were much more episodic. In working with Derek Connolly, my co-writer, we were also thinking about where it was gonna go in the future."
Though some people may think that the trailer was a bit off, I'm excited to see more on this expansion of the Jurassic Park franchise. Besides the story involving the dinos, I'd like to see what Ian Malcolm has to say about the whole debacle, and I'd also like to meet Dr. Hammond's old partner, Benjamin Lockwood.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out June 22, 2018.