While Colin Trevorrow’s production schedule for Star Wars: Episode IX will prevent him from returning to the director’s chair for the sequel to Jurassic World, he’s still very much involved in the process. Trevorrow will remain attached to Jurassic World 2 as a producer, and also co-wrote the script with Derek Connolly, who helped pen the previous installment.
At the helm of Jurassic World 2 will be The Impossible director J.A. Bayona, whose work on critically acclaimed horror story The Orphanage makes him a great fit for a sequel that Trevorrow promises will be “more suspenseful and scary,” telling Jurassic Outpost that everything has been “built around his skillset.”
Trevorrow also discussed the topic of militarized dinosaurs, and despite the ending of the previous film, he seemed to dismiss the idea that this would become a reality in the follow-up:
“I’m not that interested in militarized dinosaurs, at least not in practice. I liked it in theory as the pipe dream of a lunatic [Vincent D’Onofrio’s Hoskins]. When that idea was first presented to me as part of an earlier script it was something that the character that ended up being Owen was for, that he supported, something that he was actively doing even at the beginning. Derek and I, one of our first reactions was ‘No if anyone’s gonna militarize raptors that’s what the bad guy does, he’s insane.’”
Trevorrow also promises that the larger budget for Jurassic World 2 will allow for more animatronic dinosaurs and less reliance on CG, which was one of the biggest criticisms levied against the last film:
“I think the lack of animatronics in Jurassic World had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2]—because it has to start at the script level—and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.”
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their roles in Jurassic World 2, slated to hit theaters June 22, 2018.
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