The fifth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, arrives this summer, and based on the trailer, it'll be sinking its razor-sharp teeth into our universal love of the prehistoric creatures. Four years after the destruction and closure of Jurassic World, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) return to Isla Nublar on a mission to save the dinos when an active volcano threatens their continued existence. While on their mission, the duo uncover a conspiracy that could plunge the planet into chaos and make the massive lizards the dominant species once again. Oh, and Jeff freakin' Goldblum is along for the ride, too!
Beyond the offically released synopsis, we don't know a whole lot about the story (which is nice from a spoiler-free point of view), but thanks to the first images of the movie's LEGO sets, we've got a better idea of the dino mayhem involved with the sequel and they have to do with two classics species.
One of the box sets is titled "T. rex Breakout." Since Claire unleashed the Rex to help in the battle against the Indominus rex and since it was roaring over the destroyed park in the final shot of the first Jurassic World, you can bet it's not breaking out of its enclosure. Using the current plot details and the box art to make an educated guess, we'd have to say that Claire and Owen's team are capturing dinosaurs to bring back to the mainland in order to save them from the volcano. Without The Lost World's Vince Vaughn to set them free this time, they'll have to break out some other way.
When you build a park full of genetically engineered dinosaurs, it's safe to assume that they will escape and eat everyone. That's just the way of the world.
The second box set is called "Blue's Helicopter Pursuit." Blue is, of course, the raptor raised by Owen, which survived by the end of the last movie. She will return for the sequel and was glimpsed as a baby and a grown adult in the first trailer for Fallen Kingdom. When it comes to "pursuit," the question is whether she's being chased or helping in the chase. One of the coolest parts of Jurassic World was Chris Pratt riding on a motorcycle alongside speeding velociraptors who, until that movie, would eat any human who came across their path.
On the box, Blue seems to be escaping a similar cage or containment like that of the T-rex in the other set. Moreover, the chopper is shooting stuff at her, so maybe she won't be so cooperative with the dude who raised her after all.
“We are thrilled to be expanding on our long-standing partnership with Universal in 2018. This year will bring a wide assortment of LEGO construction sets, collectables, licensed apparel and animated content, all based on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” said Jill Wilfert, Vice President of Inbound Licensing and Entertainment for the LEGO Group. "Jurassic World is an iconic property that appeals to both adults who grew up with the property and to their kids who have embraced this world with the new films. The team at Universal has a strong long-term plan in place that will continue to build the property globally, and we are excited to give LEGO builders of all ages even more options when it comes to playing with Owen, Claire and the iconic dinosaurs like Blue in LEGO form.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomps into theaters on June 22.