The story Colin Trevorrow set up in Jurassic World was the first chapter of what is planned as a trilogy of movies.
In 2015, Jurassic World brought the triumphant return of the dinosaurs. They’re back, and deadlier than ever, as an entire new theme park is built on the remains of the original park on Isla Nublar.
While the success of the film practically guaranteed a sequel, it seems we can now pretty much count on the Jurassic World franchise being (at least) a trilogy.
Sequel director Juan Antonio Bayona recently spoke to LRM Online, and teased that the second installment would go to some interesting places.
“The whole Jurassic World is a trilogy that Colin Trevorrow has envisioned,” says Bayona. “We’re writing the second chapter, and it’s very interesting where he’s leading the story.”
Bayona, who is a newcomer to the franchise, says, “I grew up watching Steven Spielberg movies and I love those movies and the legacy, so it’s a question of being truthful to the legacy and at the same time, bringing new stuff that people will appreciate.”
The second movie is titled Jurassic World: Ancient Futures, and both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return. Their characters will likely be the link between the three movies, which seem set to tell one over-arching story, Star Wars-style, as opposed to existing more independently of each other than the original Jurassic Park movies did.
The original idea for the Jurassic World story, as devised by Steven Spielberg, was to have the dinosaurs escape to the mainland. Interestingly, the movie opened up the possibility that this could indeed happen, and we’re left to wonder whether future Jurassic World movies may go full 28 Days Later on us and explore a worldwide dino epidemic.
Jurassic World: Ancient Futures is set to premiere on June 22, 2018.