“Jurassic World 2” Is An Animal Abuse Metaphor

Production on the J.A. Bayona-directed “Jurassic World” sequel is set to begin early next year ahead of its Summer 2018 release, and now some more details about the follow-up have surfaced.

Colin Trevorrow, who is producing and co-writing the sequel, recently revealed to Spanish language news outlet El Mundo (via TIME) that, along with a bunch more animatronics, the film will also be a parable for animal abuse and experimentation:

“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons.

The second part will be a very different movie that will explore new paths. For that reason, it was clear that it needed to be Bayona who would direct it, in order to have it grow and evolve with his very personal vision.”

Last Summer, Trevorrow teased that the film would tackle an open source dinosaur breeding story element, taking the action out of a theme park and off the island and into how others explore applications for the science that reach far beyond entertainment.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have been confirmed to return for “Jurassic World 2” which opens June 22nd 2018.