WARNING: Spoilers for Jurassic World ahead, proceed with caution
After the news today that Jurassic World has officially taken the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time, coupled with the reveal a couple of days ago that Chris Pratt has signed on for a Jurassic sequel, the big talk now is focussed what exactly any future films in the franchise will be about - after all, there's no way on earth that anyone is going to let a third dino park be built, right?
Switched-on viewers of Jurassic World will have been quick to release that the film did a great job of leaving a door wide open for a possible sequel when Dr. Henry Wu disappeared with a bunch of dino embryos onto a helicopter. However, thanks to an interview with Cinema Blend, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has revealed even more interesting tidbits about a sequel, including plot, theme and an important line that didn't make it into the final cut.
First Trevorrow, who also co-wrote Jurassic World, spoke about Dr. Henry Wu escaping Isla Nublar with the embryos and what this means for the future sequel:
I feel like that was something that we did in terms of plot that opens up a potential sequel, but I think there’s things that we did in terms of theme that might be more viable. There’s actually a line we cut from the movie, and sometimes I wonder if I should have… but in that scene with BD Wong [Dr. Henry Wu] and Irrfan Kahn [Simon Masrani], he used to say, ‘How long do you think you can control it? We won’t always be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.'
While this line didn't ultimately make it into the final cut of the film, it's still something definitely worth pondering, especially given the interest that the head of InGen security, Vic Hoskins was showing in training the Velociraptors for military use. Surely there's no reason that in the future the military (or someone else entirely), couldn't just create their own dinosaurs in a lab somewhere? The technology is now over 20 years old, surely other laboratories are capable of it.
Trevorrow then went onto talk about the idea of technology proliferation and the prospect of the technology involved in making dinosaurs eventually becoming open source - universally available to anyone who wants it, he said:
When we look at various technologies, they go open source at some point, and they proliferate - and I think of a world… a Jurassic World. I changed the title for a reason. It’s not just the name of a theme park, where we coexist with these animals in the way that we do now with other animals in the planet. Don’t go into the jungle! There’s raptors in there! And so there are all kinds of interests who have the ability to make these animals for various needs and purposes. There is potential there.
This idea is pretty crazy, but to be honest it sounds like it would make an amazing plot for a film - a world when dinosaurs have once again become a part of the circle of life, roaming around like any other wild animal. Trevorrow's statement even sounds similar to the opening scene of The Lost World: Jurassic Park where dinosaurs roamed free on Isla Sorna while a family held a picnic, and their daughter was later savaged by a pack of Compsognathus.
But whatever any future Jurassic Park/World films look like, they will achieve that look under the helm of a different director, Colin Trevorrow has said that he has no plan to direct a sequel, instead he believes the project should go to another filmmaker ready to make there mark on this iconic franchise. Trevorrow does, however, fully intend to remain involved with the series, but states that the Jurassic franchise will only "benefit from a new voice every time out."
Trevorrow sounds like a pretty clued up filmmaker, and with that sort of forward-thinking attitude I'm sure he can advise and guide any future director who takes on the sequel project straight into success.
Source: Cinema Blend