After $1.6 billion in box office takings, a sequel to 2015 summer’s mega-smash Jurassic World was always going to be a sure thing. Fans of Rexy, raptor Blue and her crew are in luck because the wheels are in motion for the follow-up – now officially titled Jurassic World: Lost Kingdom.
Details might be scant at the moment, but consider this article (which we’ll update as new info drops) your one-stop shop for cast, plot rumours and potential spoilers on Jurassic World 2…
Jurassic World 2 first look: who’s that girl?
Our first official look at Jurassic World 2 appeared via the movie’s Instagram account, and revealed a new character and some old bones.
We spy a Triceratops and possibly a few raptors, but where are the bones of the Indominus Rex? The first genetically-engineered dinosaur species seems to be missing.
In terms of the young girl, leaked casting calls seemingly revealed that a 9-year-old girl named Lucy will be one of the central characters – no news yet on who the actress is.
Jurassic World 2 plot: Dinosaurs get weaponised
With Jurassic World seeing John Hammond’s dream of a dinosaur theme park in tatters (again), it’s difficult to figure out where things will head next. Our prediction: the sequel will be Jurassic War.
Vincent D’Onofrio’s character Vic Hoskins pushed hard to turn raptors into weapons of war, and going by what Colin Trevorrow has to say, it looks like this thread is something that’ll be explored in Jurassic World: Lost Kingdom.
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast,” he explained.
However, even if it does mean war, it’s definitely not going to be a game of Dinosaur Top Trumps. According to Trevorrow, new director JA Bayona will bring a different flavour.
“I don’t think that bigger, better dinosaurs or bigger, more epic-in-scope action sequences are what people are necessarily looking for from this franchise and what they love about it.” Trevorrow told Jurassic Outpost.
“It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skill set.”
It might be a parable about animal rights too.