With “Jurassic World” likely to be the biggest grossing film within the 2015 calendar year (‘Force Awakens’ will earn a good deal of its take in early 2016), it’s no surprise that Universal is already talking sequel possibilities.
As previously announced, director Colin Trevorrow and writing partner Derek Connolly are returning to pen the script for the follow-up which is targeting a June 2018 release. Though Trevorrow won’t be returning behind the camera, he has offered a tease about the sequel’s plot in a new interview with Wired UK:
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast…I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment.
When you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy. And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source?
It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?’ And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Masrani, ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.’ I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe – we’re not.”
It’s a logical next step in the franchise which has often been about others trying to get their hands on the technology. With Dr. Wu (an ageless B.D. Wong) having gotten out of the events of “Jurassic World” alive along with some of the tech, the premise seems to be in-line with the movie’s events.