Last year’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom may not have received the most enthusiastic of responses from fans or critics, but it still did rather well at the box office, with J. A. Bayona’s film currently ranking as the twelfth-biggest global grosser of all time. Suffice to say, the series has more than enough commercial momentum to keep going, and according to Chris Pratt, writer-director Colin Trevorrow has something very special lined up for us in Jurassic World 3.
Speaking to MTV News, the star of 2015’s Jurassic World and its subsequent sequel claims that he’s heard the pitch for the third movie, and it’s sounding “pretty epic.”
“When I heard the pitch, I was blown away. I can’t believe we’re gonna make that movie,” Pratt said. “I can’t believe they found a way to deliver on the promise on the end of Fallen Kingdom. ‘Wait, what? The island is blown up, the animals are out, we can’t put them back in the box. What are we gonna do? How is, not only the dinosaurs, but this technology, moving forward, going to affect the planet?’ And we jump forward and it’s like, ‘Oh, oh right. Oh, damn.’ [Director Colin Trevorrow’s] been working his butt off on it and it’s going to be pretty epic.”
For some viewers, the ending of Fallen Kingdom teased the movie that Bayona’s film should’ve been, as the freed dinosaurs make their way towards civilization. Indeed, Trevorrow has mentioned previously that he regarded the first two World movies as necessary buildup in order to tell the story he’s always wanted to tell with Jurassic World 3, explaining in an interview with Empire last year how Fallen Kingdom laid the foundations for “something that we haven’t seen before.”
Hinting at the vision he has in mind, Trevorrow has told Jurassic Outpost that he’s excited by the idea of a world where a dinosaur “might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food,” adding that he’s bringing us a reality where “where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible — the same way we watch out for bears or sharks.” What kind of story Trevorrow wishes to tell in this world remains unclear, but there’ll be plenty of time for further details before Jurassic World 3 hits theaters on June 11th, 2021.