Warning: Jurassic World spoilers ahead!
Considering the overwhelming smash success of Jurassic World, it's unsurprising that a sequel is now confirmed to be in the works, set for a June 22, 2018 release.
After all, a movie that makes a monster $1.5 billion worldwide gross is hardly going to pass up the chance of expanding its dino-franchise with another lucrative follow-up. And I couldn't be happier, because I would jump at the chance to see Chris Pratt exchange knowing glances with his trained raptors and Bryce Dallas Howard tottering away from danger (perhaps without her ridiculous high-heels) once again.
What do we already know?
In fact, not much yet.
For one, there is still no word on who would direct the 2018 edition. However, we do know that Steven Spielberg will be back to exclusively produce, co-writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are already on board, and that Pratt and Howard will be back to reprise their roles.
What will the plot be about?
Unfortunately, currently we have no idea.
So, while the buzz surrounding the dino-sequel continues to generate, just for fun, here's some speculation of what might be in store for us in the next installment:
1. Another, even better, colossal monster
Of course, this goes without saying as I'm certain the InGen scientists can definitely top the terrifying level of the Indominus rex. Maybe the new one will also be able to fly, perhaps it will have x-ray vision, or even be some sort of DinoHuman hybrid?
After all, some of the earliest concept art for Jurassic World (then referred to as Jurassic Park 4) showed off artist ideas of what appears to be a half-human, half-dino specimen.
Wouldn't that be insanely cool?
2. Bryce Dallas Howard finally ditches the high-heels
Obviously, one of the most controversial elements of Jurassic World was the footwear - mostly Bryce's in fact. Ultimately, the lady isn't a stupid human being, so why is she wearing heels and a crisp white outfit on a dinosaur island, mostly comprised of dirt and rainforest?
Ahead of the movie release, she even said herself:
“I think my dad is going to be more scared that I ran around the entire film in high heels than any dinosaur chasing after me.”
You were right to worry about your Dad's concern, Bryce. Thankfully, considering the 2018 release date, that's ample enough time for Universal to find her a sensible pair of flats.
4. The Indominus rex sibling is alive
Although the second baby monster was said to have been eaten by its sibling post hatching, could it be that this was just a big fat lie? Perhaps it's being handled on the other side of the island, or maybe it was somehow stolen by the evil villain Dr. Wu when he made his swift escape?
Either way, it's likely that this prehistoric behemoth could return to wreak unmeasurable havoc on Isla Nublar and that would be a very bad thing, indeed.
4. More hero dinosaurs!
With Rexy the T-Rex and Blue the raptor, we already have the concept of hero dinosaurs who are willing to fight it out valiantly over the safety of the humans.
Perhaps, this is simply another step to the creation of more human dinos, ready to become the real action-heroes of the franchise. Maybe in time, we won't even need people in front of the camera at all...
5. Dr. Ian Malcom returns
Because whatever anyone might say, this would be the best plot line ever created.
What do you think?