With Jurassic World released in theaters a few months ago, it would be extremely surprising if there was already a large portion of work done on a sequel, but with the success of the film, director Colin Trevorrow already has the next movie in the franchise on his mind:
I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment… And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?
The weaponization of dinosaurs was a heavy topic in Jurassic World, and these ideas expand upon that theme. Trevorrow says that continuing to produce movies where dinosaurs chase humans would “get old real fast,” and suggests that the sequel to Jurassic World may not take place on an island, so taking it to the next level is definitely what he has planned. Jurassic World quickly became the third highest grossing film in Hollywood history, so it’s not a shocker that details on a sequel are already being discussed.
These new films are definitely very different from the one that started it all but Trevorrow’s ideas would definitely take the franchise in an new and interesting directions.
We can look forward to seeing the direction they take when next movie in the franchise releases in 2018.