We’ve waited a long time for a sequel to Jurassic Park, and it sounds like we might get more than we bargained for over the next few years.
Director Colin Trevorrow, who takes over the franchise with the upcoming Jurassic World, told the print edition of Empire they’re already eyeing plans for more sequels to this semi-reboot of the franchise. Trevorrow also dropped some hints about the direction they’re taking the dino-juggernaut, and it sounds like it might have a bit of a Planet of the Apes vibe. OK, we'll bite.
Check out the excerpt below:
“We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot. We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.
It's about alpha dominance and the fact that humans have been the alpha species for a very long time, and so now we've brought back another that happened to be the alpha species during its time, and we have to co-exist, so what is that relationship?”
The sequel will pick up with a mostly new cast, anchored by Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy). Trevorrow hinted that Pratt’s on-screen pal Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) could also play a role in potential sequels, as the director notes they tried to establish “a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.”
The sequel also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, B.D. Wong, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus. Original director Steven Spielberg is expected to be involved as a producer, which should hopefully help with continuity.
Jurassic World is set for open June 12, 2015.
(Via Coming Soon)