Earlier this week, we finally received confirmation of Jurassic World 2‘s foreboding title: Fallen Kingdom. It came at an appropriate time as well, given that we’re just under a year away from the sequel’s release. And while we’ve been hearing some interesting updates recently, we’ve still yet to see any footage. Thankfully, though, that may be about to change.
At least, that’s according to Chronicle Collectibles co-founder Paul Francis, whose company is an official licensing partner on the film. In a recent Facebook stream, he revealed – perhaps accidentally? – that the first trailer could be with us as soon as next month.
“Universal is gonna start rolling out some trailers,” he said. “I think the first trailer will be sometime around Comic-Con.”
That may not be confirmation from the studio, but there’s no reason to doubt Francis and Comic-Con certainly seems like as good a time as any to roll out the first bit of footage, doesn’t it?
In terms of what we can expect to see, well, we still don’t really know a whole lot about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom just yet, but what we can tell you is that Sherlock‘s Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith and Rafe Spall are among the newcomers on board for Juan Antonio Bayona’s horror-oriented sequel, which will seemingly incorporate themes of animal abuse and even more genetically modified dinos into its story. That screenplay, one penned by Colin Trevorrow (Star Wars: Episode IX) and Derek Connolly, is expected to leave the door open for a third (and final?) installment in Universal’s rebooted franchise, given the Powers That Be have already mapped out plans for a trilogy of big-budget dino movies.
But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves; Fallen Kingdom is next in line to tumble off the studio’s slate, and one can only assume that that the title is referring to Isla Nublar, the idyllic isle that has essentially become ground zero of the Jurassic franchise since its inception in ’93, when Steven Spielberg adapted Michael Crichton’s sci-fi classic for the silver screen. As a matter of fact, JW2 is currently lensing across parts of Hawaii, and is expected to do so until July 15th, so we readily expect the fictional island to feature quite prominently in Bayona’s follow-up.
Circling back to the trailer, though, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for any further updates, but at this point, it’s probably safe to assume that we’ll be getting our first look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in just a few short weeks!
Source: Chronicle Collectibles