Regardless of where it may find itself on the Tomatometer, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened to nearly $150 million domestically and is closing in on $1 billion globally – which I’m sure is due in no small part to the return of Jeff Goldblum. That said, the Jurassic Park franchise has undoubtedly been subjected to a steady decline in quality following the release of the original dino-drama, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Granted, with Jurassic World having grossed $1.6 billion worldwide, and Fallen Kingdom already occupying the thirty-fifth spot on the all-time global gross chart, Universal still has hundreds of millions of reasons to believe in Jurassic World 3. And with the aforementioned Jeff Goldblum open to returning for the threequel, the sky’s really the limit.
However, it’d be a nice bonus if the franchise could return to some semblance of the form depicted in Jurassic Park. Thankfully, this is something that series stalwart Colin Trevorrow is hoping to achieve by June 11th, 2021, when Jurassic World 3 is scheduled to open stateside.
During an interview with Empire, Trevorrow disclosed that the threequel is the film he “always wanted to see,” although, admittedly, “it took two movies to earn it.”
“I just wanted the end of [Fallen Kingdom] to show that the equilibrium has changed for the characters and for the world. That nothing will ever be the same as it was at the beginning of the film, and to have a wish-fulfillment promise of us being able to take this into a place that is truly exciting and something that we haven’t seen before. I have a dinosaur movie that I’ve always wanted to see, and it took two movies to earn it.”
Of course, Trevorrow has been instrumental in the development of the Jurassic World trilogy right from the start. So much so, in fact, that he found himself at odds with Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona over what content to keep for the next outing.
“There were moments that we thought, this is more like a Jurassic [World] 3 scene, so we took them out from the script. Some of those scenes we thought were better seen in a world where dinosaurs had spread all over the world. Colin, from time to time, came to me and said, ‘I want this character to say that line because this is a moment that’s referencing something I want to use in Jurassic 3’.”
Jurassic World 3, which has Emily Carmichael on script duty working from a treatment penned by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, is believed to have the latter at the helm once again. The man himself has even teased that the third installment “will be a science thriller” akin to Jurassic Park, and we can hardly wait to see what Universal has planned.