Can We Expect Jurassic World 3 To Blast Off Into Space?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Will Jurassic World 3 Take Dinosaurs Into Space?

Jurassic World… in space?

That’s the elevator pitch doing the rounds this morning after caught up with Juan Antonio Bayona to discuss Fallen Kingdom and the immediate future of the dino series.

A third (and perhaps final?) movie is already on the cards, which will see Colin Trevorrow climb aboard to close the book – not unlike how J.J. Abrams returned in time for Star Wars: Episode IX after launching The Force Awakens back in 2015.

For Trevorrow, though, the first port of call will be to deliver a satisfying finale for Universal’s rebooted saga. And one of the strategies CB suggested was to expand into space, where all sorts of sci-fi hijinks will ensue. Cloning and indeed resurrecting long-extinct species is one thing, but Fallen Kingdom‘s J.A. Bayona believes space travel may be a step too far.

Maybe, I don’t know. I think, somehow, what is interesting about the Jurassic franchise is that they reflect on the moment that we live in. This is something that comes from very early on in the original book from Michael Creighton. So, I don’t know, if we start to talk about going back to space, maybe there’s a possibility that in the future we will talk about that in the Jurassic movies.

Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), on the other hand, is less convinced, and believes the Jurassic World franchise will only blast off into the cosmos when Universal et. al are fresh out of ideas.

Oh my goodness, dinosaurs in space. What if? What if dinosaurs were in space? I guess we’re gonna find out in Jurassic World 27! That would be jumping the shark, for sure.

In short, don’t hold your breath for a space-set Jurassic World 3. The untitled threequel will seemingly be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before though, all the while retaining the “science thriller” aspects that made the first Jurassic Park movie so special.