Jurassic World 3 Is A Global, Epic Story
Director Colin Trevorrow confirms that the scale of Jurassic World 3 will be epic, taking the story away from an island setting to a global one.
Director Colin Trevorrow confirmed that the scale of Jurassic World: Dominion will be epic, taking the story away from an island setting to a global one. The latest entry in the franchise follows on from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which ended with the dinosaurs escaping into the wider world and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) cautioning that the planet will now have to learn to live alongside dinosaurs.
Goldblum, who had a glorified cameo in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will return in a full role for the franchise's sixth movie, alongside original stars Sam Neill (Dr. Alan Grant) and Laura Dern (Dr. Ellie Sattler). They will join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who have anchored the current trilogy. Trevorrow returns to the director's chair, and also wrote the script, for Jurassic World: Dominion. Recent photos from the set of the shoot, showing a plane downed in an arctic landscape, suggest that the action will take place in new environments that haven't been seen in the franchise before.
And now Trevorrow, talking as part of the Collider's "Directors on Directing" panel during San Diego [email protected] has confirmed what many suspected, that Jurassic World: Dominion will take place in various locations across the world. Trevorrow calls the scale "epic." He adds that the movie will not just focus on a small group of people on an island, which has been the standard set-up for the Jurassic movies so far. You can read his full comments below.
"I'm sure if you saw the last movie you know this is not just some people on an island anymore. It's a large-scale, global, epic story with characters from the original Jurassic Park all in major roles, and of course Bryce and Chris."
Trevorrow does go on to say, though, that once all of the spectacle is taken into account, the movie is just like any other - "a couple people in the center of a circle trying to make something feel real and honest." From these comments, it sounds like Trevorrow is attempting to balance the grand scale of his narrative with some stories that still feel human and relatable.
For fans of the franchise, the fact that the action in Jurassic World: Dominion is moving away from the island setting has both positive and negative possibilities. On the one hand, seeing dinosaurs wreaking havoc in the wider world will certainly bring something fresh and new to the table. However, there's also the risk of losing the heart of the movie in the midst of all the globe-trotting action.
That said, it sounds like Trevorrow feels he has a handle on that. Later in the panel, he says that he used the production shutdown to work on visual effects rather than changing the script. Jurassic World: Dominion is looking likely to be the most ambitious movie in the franchise yet, but hopefully it also manages to be a good movie at the same time.