When you become the third-highest grossing film of all-time—only behind Titanic and Avatar—it's not surprising that a sequel to Jurassic World has already received a green light and a release date from Universal. Jurassic World mined as much nostalgia from the originals as it could and had dinosaurs unleashed on a park—two elements they probably can tap into again. So, where do they go from here?
"[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island," Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow told Wired, who won't be back to direct the sequel, but will probably stay on as a producer. "That’ll get old real fast."
Now that we know what the sequel won't be, Trevorrow does have some thoughts on where the sequel should go. "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," he explained. "And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy."
Trevorrow introduced military application of dinosaurs in Jurassic World, but he also planted the seed to a world in which InGen isn't the only corporation with the capability of making the prehistoric creatures.
"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?" he thought aloud. "And Dr Wu says in the film, when he's warning Dr Mesrani, '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."
Jurassic World 2 will open in theaters June 22, 2018.