Jurassic World 3 Returning To Site B Can Properly End The Franchise

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Jurassic World: Dominion's return to Site B could end the franchise perfectly and wrap up loose ends of both the original and rebooted trilogies.

Jurassic World: Dominion looks set to return to Site B, and this could be the perfect way to end the franchise as it wraps up the loose ends of both Jurassic World and Jurassic Park trilogies. Set for a 2021 release, Jurassic World: Dominion sees Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow return to helm the final installment of the rebooted Jurassic Park series.

Despite wrapping up the original Jurassic Park story, the second Jurassic’s World installment Fallen Kingdom left some serious plot holes in its wake after the original setting Isla Nublar was permanently destroyed by a volcano. Site B, the setting of The Lost World last seen in Jurassic Park III, could provide a home for the dinos currently on the loose in human habitats and a fitting ending for the franchise. Also known as Isla Sorna, Site B is the secondary island setting of the series.

Jurassic World: Dominion could wrap up the Jurassic World series perfectly by using Isla Sorna as a safe haven for the now-free dinosaurs. According to an onset photo from Trevorrow, the film will feature scenes set on Site B but it’s not yet known how much of the action will take place on the Five Deaths archipelago. The island was originally home to InGen’s dinosaur-cloning factory, but by the time Jurassic Park III took place the island was reclaimed by dinosaurs and monitored by the Costa Rican government. That may not have deterred thrill-seekers but Fallen Kingdom's ending looks like it left the in-universe public’s appetite for dinosaurs permanently sated, so the island could be put to perfect use by the final film in the series, and the Jurassic Park franchise would wrap up a lot of loose ends in the process.

The franchise-changing ending of Fallen Kingdom left dinosaurs rampaging through human-inhabited areas, meaning the creatures will need another safe home (or a new environment removed from humanity at least). This time, though, adrenaline junkies will be less likely to track them down to Isla Sorna since they’re presumably now relieved to be rid of them. That, in itself, is a necessary part of the arc, because humans seeking to remove themselves from the dinosaur's existence brings a full-stop to the cycle and sidesteps the warnings of the first Jurassic Park that humans and dinosaurs simply cannot co-exist.

In Jurassic World: Dominion, the dinosaurs that Fallen Kingdom carelessly left roaming around the human world could be safely taken to Isla Sorna as viewers already know the island has been a safe home to them earlier in the series. There, they could be left to their own devices, allowing the creatures to exist in harmony without human interference. Seeing the human and dinosaur worlds interacting is one of the biggest appeals of Jurassic World: Dominion, and giving the island back to the dinosaurs feels like the most fitting end for the series (as well as the only option which doesn't result in dinosaurs or people dying out). It's a satisfying full-circle wrap up for the Frankenstein-style dinosaurs, monsters that never asked to be created and which were always somewhat tragic villains, stuck in a cage and put on display for the public.

This ending would tie together the speech given by Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm in the original film and the one he offered in his Fallen Kingdom cameo, as this would restore the dinosaurs to natural peace after InGen’s genetic meddling caused chaos which then inevitably begat further chaos. To wrap up the new Jurassic World trilogy properly, the third film needs to show the consequences of their irresponsibility by underlining that the dinosaurs aren’t a threat when left to themselves, and instead it's human hubris that drives them to violence. The original Jurassic Park series began with an amoral corporation using Isla Sorna to clone dinosaurs and the film’s heroes trying to clean up their mess, so rehoming the dinosaurs in the site of their creation is the perfect way for Jurassic World: Dominion to leave the characters of the series (both human and otherwise) at peace. At least, until the next reboot trilogy.

Source: https://screenrant.com/