Colin Trevorrow resurrected the “Jurassic Park” franchise with 2015’s “Jurassic World” which semi-rebooted the films with a new cast and an overall new tone. While critics were mixed, audiences lapped it up with massive box-office success.
Trevorrow stepped back for last year’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” but he’s returning for the third and final outing of this new trilogy which not only sees Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return but also has original “Jurassic Park” trio, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum coming back.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Trevorrow discussed those three coming around again and wants to assure people it’s far more than a piece of stunt casting – saying the new film plays like a sequel to the overall franchise and combines both sets of films into an overall saga:
“We’d have had to come up with a reason why Ellie, Malcolm and Grant all went to the theme park on the exact same day it broke down – again. The next film allows the legacy characters to be a part of the story in an organic way. Emily Carmichael and I call it ‘Jurassic Park VI’, because it is. You start asking the most basic questions: who are these people now? What do they make of the new world they’re living in, and how do they feel about being part of its history? Ultimately it will be in collaboration with the actors. They know and love these characters. We’ll do it together.”
“Jurassic World 3” is slated to open theaters on June 11th 2021.