"Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?" asks Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing in a new featurette for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Nearly five movies into this franchise, audiences have certainly gotten a heavy dose of dino-might. But, as Claire seems to hint, has the novelty worn off? Not quite.
The nearly three-minute video for the blockbuster sequel, out June 22, instills in us the childlike wonder of what it was like to see the prehistoric creatures come to life back in 1993's Jurassic Park. The featurette has a bunch of production clips, short movie scenes, and interviews with the cast members, director J.A. Bayona, and more. It also promises the film will go in a totally new direction, offering more dinosaurs than we've ever seen before.
"For kids who grow up loving dinosaurs, the Jurassic movies are really a vehicle for them to see their dreams realized," says writer-producer Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World.
But this won't be a dino-lite affair. Prepare yourself for suspense, thrills, and dinosaurs killing people. "I love playing with suspense," says Bayona (Penny Dreadful). "I like intensity, and I love to make the audience feel the total experience. ... The challenge of making a sequel is finding the right balance between what people are expecting and what people will be surprised by."
Then there's the action component. "We're literally blowing up the island," says Pratt, confirming that the plot will take place on Isla Nublar, the site of the first park and the destroyed Jurassic World from the previous installment. Pratt also explains that the movie uses a mix of CGI and animatronic dinosaurs (i.e. practical effects), just as the original films did. "It looks like a real dinosaur, I couldn't help but freak out the entire time," adds Howard.
Perhaps the biggest reveal of the video is the first look at the return of Jeff Goldlum's Dr. Ian Malcolm, the mathematician specializing in chaos theory who can't seem to escape these beasts. His short clip has him talking about dinosaurs to some sort of judiciary panel. Goldblum's appearance is not only a welcome addition for fans, but it also makes him the actor who pops up the most throughout the franchise — three times, if you were counting.