The main appeal of the Jurassic Park franchise is watching dinosaurs run around and seeing how many of the human characters will survive. Most of these moments have taken place on land, but for Jurassic World 2, the fifth entry in the cinematic series, some of the action will be heading underwater, as there’s news about a big submarine sequence that will take place. According to actor Kevin Layne, who scored a role in the movie:
I read for two parts, and ended up getting the role of ‘submarine pilot’, which was the role I wanted as it is quite an epic scene. So I should have a nice cinematic moment on screen in a massive studio film.
Obtaining a part in Jurassic World 2 is definitely a notable accomplishment, but being a submarine pilot? That’s especially cool. Since Kevin Layne called the submarine scene “epic,” presumably it will be an important part in the movie. After talking about his casting process and scoring the role, Layne provided some details about what’s in store for him on the shoot, confirming that his character will indeed have to face off against dinosaurs in Jurassic World 2, as opposed to the crew on the submarine being separated from the main action. He told Management in Stage Film and Television:
Filming starts in May hopefully I’ll be in one of their amazing contraptions, pretending that there’s dinosaurs around me. I’ve never worked with CGI before so it’s fun and challenging. But I can now say to people You know there’s no dinosaur there right?
One would think that if you were in a submarine while it was submerged, you’d be safe from most of the dinosaurs. Still, since Kevin Layne’s character and the other submarine operators are supposedly being surrounded by dinosaurs in the scene, it’d be wise not to bet money on the T-Rex or another one of these land-based terrors not finding a way to attack. Plus, as we saw in 2015’s Jurassic World, Isla Nublar has at least one ancient creatures that’s swimming around, the Mosasaurus. Maybe it’s this creature that tries to kill the submarine crew. The question then is if they can fire off something that can kill it or if they’ll be devoured despite being surrounded by a thick hull. I can’t help thinking it will be the latter.
Jurassic World 2 plot details are still being kept under wraps, although it has been rumored that the story will involve the government using dinosaurs as weapons. Returning faces include Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu and Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm. The newcomers will include Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Ted Levine, Daniella Pineda, Gerladine Chaplin and James Cromwell.
Jurassic World 2 rampages into theaters on June 22, 2018.