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Here’s What The Jurassic World Sequels Could Be About

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Many fans had high hopes for Jurassic World, but it exceeded all expectations, becoming the year’s biggest movie and the third highest-grossing movie of all time. As we first learned back in 1993, dinosaur movies have the potential to be just as massive as the creatures they depict. It comes as no surprise, then, that Universal has announced a sequel, which is scheduled to arrive in June 2018. Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are both on board for the follow-up, but director Colin Trevorrow is only returning in a writing capacity. Fortunately, that still puts him in a prime position to spill some secrets.

Speaking to WIRED recently, he promised not to make the sequel a retread, acknowledging that “dinosaurs chasing people on an island” would “get old real fast.” As Trevorrow sees it, the franchise has a future outside the realm of theme parks. “There are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment,” he said. “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.”

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While this idea deviates from Michael Crichton’s source novels, Trevorrow explains that the seeds were planted in Jurassic World (Dr. Wu says “we’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur”), opening the door to some intriguing possibilities. “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?”

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