After making audiences wait and wait for the first official teaser trailer release, Universal has dropped a new plot synopsis that promises a major shake-up during Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom -- while at the same time Colin Trevorrow, director and writer of the first film, reveals how much of the narrative is covered in the trailer.
Fresh plot details have also been released for the sequel, which already have some film critics rubbing their temples in confusion. Hey, they said Fallen Kingdom would be upping the ante, right?
And yet, for those concerned that the plot is already too spoiled for them, Trevorrow took to Twitter to confirm that every piece of footage from the trailer is taken from the film's first hour.
With that in mind, the new synopsis (posted on Universal's website) hints at what comes next for the film's later acts. The full synopsis released by the studio is below, but pay careful attention when you see the word “conspiracy”:
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
So yes, it seems not only that a volcano is threatening to wipe out dinosaurs that were created in a lab, but that this scheme has an endgame of making the planet more like it was in prehistoric times, presumably so that dinosaurs could return to the Earth, if they haven’t been wiped out by the volcano?
It’s a bit of a circular plot whose nuances have yet to be revealed, and all we can do is hope they have all these kinks figured out behind the scenes. Jurassic World was the surprise hit of the year, and critics mostly seemed to like it. So the pressure is on for the follow-up to deliver. Hey, maybe they'll just give the raptors their own motorcycles this time around?