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Colin Trevorrow: Don't expect the dinos to go full Godzilla in Jurassic World 3

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Dec 15, 2018, 11:53 AM EST (Updated)

After the events of J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, many fans theorized that the concluding chapter in the new trilogy would go balls to the wall and feature a post-apocalyptic version of our planet overrun by extinct, man-eating lizards.

While that does sound pretty awesome, it sadly won't be the case, according to Colin Trevorrow, who will return as director for the third movie. Ironically, though, he's co-writing the script with Emily Carmichael, one of the screenwriters behind the kaiju-centric Pacific Rim Uprising.

"I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city. They can’t organize," Trevorrow told Jurassic Outpost. "Right now we’ve got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don’t go pack hunting for humans in urban areas. The world I get excited about is the one where it’s possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible — the same way we watch out for bears or sharks. We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don’t go to war with them. If that was the case, we’d have lost that war a long time ago."

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So yeah, don't expect cities to be leveled by T. rexes (a la The Lost World), or for dinosaurs to be turned into Mad Max-esque vehicles of destruction. Sorry to break the bad news, folks, but hey, we'll still get plenty of giant lizard action in Godzilla: King of the Monsters on May 31, 2019.

To best portray our natural world overrun by John Hammond's terrifying and beautiful creations, Trevorrow actually turned to Richard Attenborough's brother, David.

"My instinct is to break the classical language of these films a bit and plunge us into a world that feels real and naturalistic," the filmmaker added. "I want to go outside into environments we’ve never seen these animals in. I’m watching a lot of Planet Earth."

Executive-produced by Steven SpielbergJurassic World 3 (it is currently without a subtitle) stomps into theaters June 11, 2021.