By Roy Geer
JURASSIC WORLD 3 BRINGS BACK TWO MORE FAMILIAR FACES
The revived Jurassic Park/World franchise will be back in production for a third installment in early 2020, but at the recent Battle at Big Rock premiere (an eight-minute short film that Colin Trevorrow directed) JP fans were treated with news they’ve been salivating for since Dr. Grant first scarred that ten year old with a raptor claw… A turkey, huh?
That’s right ECMG fans! Sam Neill and Laura Dern are set to return respectively as Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler joining Jeff Goldblum reprising his Dr. Ian Malcom role alongside both Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing (sans the white heels) and Trevorrow set to direct.
The third installment will most likely explore the new table that Battle at Big Rock has set where dinosaurs have made landfall at home bringing up a whole new set of interesting topics to play with.
When asked if we'll be seeing dinosaurs in the big city a la Godzilla, Trevorrow says he has "no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city." "They can't organize," he points out.
"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." Considering we've already seen dinosaurs terrorizes San Diego in Jurassic Park: The Lost World, "A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible--the same way we watch out for bears or sharks," he adds, "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." When it comes to inspiration, the director has been binging Planet Earth for ideas.
"My instinct is to break the classical language of these films a bit and plunge us into a world that feels real and naturalistic. I want to go outside into environments we've never seen these animals in." You can also expect the dinosaurs to keep their look from the previous two films, however, considering "the ability to clone a dinosaur is no longer exclusive to Dr. Henry Wu.”
Trevorrow teases the concept of "new opportunities." When it comes to the film, it sounds like Colin Trevorrow is hoping to wrap up the franchise. "This is the conclusion of a story that began 25 years ago, and I think fans will be fired up when they see how much we're connecting it to the source material." Does this mean the dinosaurs will finally reign supreme over humans? Or maybe Dr. Ellie Sattler was right… “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the Earth”