Colin Trevorrow Says Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is Part of a Trilogy
How will Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set the stage for a unified, Jurassic Park trilogy?
In a recent Youtube interview with Sebas Tabany, Colin Trevorrow revealed the new Jurassic Park doesn’t end on a “cliffhanger,” per se, but is “designed for people to want to know what’s going to happen next.”
At the end of this movie, it’s not a cliffhanger, but it’s designed for people to want to know what’s going to happen next, whereas the earlier Jurassic Park movies had pretty clear definitive endings. They were much more episodic. In working with Derek Connolly, my co-writer, we were also thinking about where it was gonna go in the future.
Trevorrow also states the entire Jurassic World enterprise was conceived as a trilogy.
I remember telling Steven [Spielberg] even while we were making the first movie. ‘This is the beginning. Here is the middle. And here’s the end of the end.’ This is where we want to go. I feel like that kind of design is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested. It needs to be thought through on that level. It can’t be arbitrary, especially if we want to turn this into a character-based franchise with people who you lean in to follow what they’re going to do.