Chris Pratt faces the raptors as new stills and plot details for Jurassic World emerge

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:29 AM EDT (Updated)

New stills and plot details for Jurassic World have been released online via Entertainment Weekly over the weekend, so let’s dig in and see what the fourth entry in the beloved dinosaur franchise has in store for us.

The upcoming Universal movie stars Chris Pratt in the role of Owen Grady, an ex-military guy who lives on the island (Isla Nublar: the site of the first Jurassic Park movie) and studies raptors. As was hinted many times before, Grady is actually some sort of "Velociraptor whisperer." Bryce Dallas Howard plays Claire Dearing, the park’s operations manager. When turnout at the park starts to dwindle, she comes up with the plan to introduce a genetically modified dinosaur in order to boost attendance: the Indominus Rex. That's a move that's gonna bite them back in the behind (make it a sizable chunk), as the monstrous dinosaur will break loose and wreak havoc on the park and its visitors the same weekend Claire’s nephews come to visit. Of course.

As for the dynamic between Grady and Claire (as teased at in this clip), director Colin Trevorrow said, "They don’t like each other at all, and by the end that’s changed, we think that [classic conceit] absolutely can apply to a dinosaur movie."

Trevorrow also teased a scene meant to pay homage to that iconic rain scene where the T-rex made its debut in Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 movie which involved the gyrosphere (that's where Claire's unfortunate nephews are): "There’s a ride at the park that allows you to get into a gyroscopic sphere and be out in the wild with dinosaurs and travel beneath them—and that goes horribly wrong. Imagine being inside a sphere and then suddenly it breaks and you’re rolling like a cat with a ball of yarn." Following that scene, Claire apparently does her best impression of Aliens’ Ellen Ripley, where she joins forces with Grady to rescue her nephews.

Colin Trevorrow then went on to explain how this fourth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise will fit in with the original trilogy. "We have seen that we will repeat our mistakes if there’s money on the table, it’s not about the danger of playing God. These animals are real, and they’re on our planet."

Check out the new stills in the gallery below, and let us know what you think. Jurassic World will come roaring into theaters on June 12, 2015.

(via Comic Book Movie)

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