Having arrived more than 20 years after the original Jurassic Park, the Jurassic World franchise made a smart move by making genetic hybrids part of its main draw. In the words of Bob Dylan, "The times they are-a changin'," and much has changed in the world of genetic engineering since 1993; the human genome was cracked just 10 years later, for instance.
The first Jurassic World featured the Indominus rex, whose sole purpose was to bring more customers to the park and scare them silly. In the sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (out June 22), people still haven't learned their lesson and cook up the Indoraptor, "the most dangerous creature that ever walked the Earth." But after the Indo's done terrorizing a little girl, Chris Pratt, and Bryce Dallas Howard, audiences might be a little tired of the whole dinosaur hybrid craze. That's why Fallen Kingdom co-screenwriter and director of Jurassic World 3 Colin Trevorrow promises that the idea will have exhausted itself by the third installment.
“I’m looking forward to, in the third film, getting a little back into the paleontological, wild animal, true dinosaur nature of all of it," he told Total Film while categorically confirming that there won't be any more mixtures of raptors, rexes, cuttlefish, and whatever else Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) can cram into a single test tube (via Bloody Disgusting).
Trevorrow's comments are in line with what he recently said to Entertainment Weekly about bringing the franchise back to its most basic roots:
“If I could contextualize each film, I would say Jurassic World was an action adventure, Fallen Kingdom is kind of a horror suspense film, and Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was.”
Some have theorized that the franchise will take the Rise of the Planet of the Apes avenue and have the dinosaurs completely take over the planet after the events of Fallen Kingdom. If the third installment features humanity struggling to survive and waging an all-out war against the giant, scaly beasts, well, that would be pretty awesome.
Jurassic World 3 will be co-written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising) and arrive in theaters on June 11, 2021.