Dinosaurs are returning, and from the sounds of things they're not going extinct any time soon.
In a new interview for Empire Magazine's 300th issue, [Jurassic World](movie:32752) director Colin Trevorrow discussed the possibility of the fourth movie in the franchise kicking off a new story arc and multiple sequels. The following information is slightly spoilery, especially if you're one of those people who hates to know anything about a movie's storyline before you see it.
Trevorrow told Empire:
We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot. We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.
Trevorrow also hinted at what the possibly storyline could involve, it seems at the forefront will be Chris Pratt's relationship with his on-screen best pal, Omar Sy. Regarding Sy, Trevorrow explained:
He’s essentially Chris Pratt’s best friend. They work together and have some pretty cool action scenes together. I wanted to create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.
Of course, it seems not too much has been confirmed or carved in stone just yet. I can imagine Universal has always envisioned Jurassic World being the start in a new series of movies, but I expect they'll be waiting until Jurassic World has released to lock down the fairly inexperienced Trevorrow for another outing. At the moment, he merely stated he'd like to return to direct the sequels "if [the studio'll] have me".
He also added more about the dynamic of the new movie, in particular the relationship between the dinosaurs and humanity. He continued:
It’s about alpha dominance and the fact that humans have been the alpha species for a very long time, and so now we’ve brought back another that happened to be the alpha species during its time, and we have to co-exist, so what is that relationship?
Jurassic World recently began filming at locations in Hawaii. Yesterday, we got our first look at some official behind the scene stills - the first of any official images released for the film - while earlier in the week we got more clandestine set photography. From the looks of things, Jurassic World is moving nicely towards its June 12th 2015 release date.
What do you think? Are you pleased to hear about more Jurassic Park movies, or are you concerned we'll just see another decline in quality in the sequels? Let us know below.