“Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed that he won’t be directing “Jurassic World 2.”
Speaking on the Jurassic Cast Podcast , the 39-year-old director revealed which famous “Jurassic Park” quote inspired his reboot film.
“Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm’s quote, ‘You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you wanna sell it.’ That to me is Jurassic World,” Trevorrow said. “That’s why I had all the product placement, that’s what it was.”
He also explained how he doesn’t want “Jurassic World 2” to be a typical sequel that only goes “bigger.”
“It will get to be a different kind of film,” he shared. “The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don’t necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs.”
Trevorrow also confirmed that characters Owen Grady and Claire Dearing are returning in “Jurassic World 2,” explaining that both are somewhat responsible for the events in the first film.
“We know Owen is going to be in it and Claire will be in it and neither will be in the same place that we left them in this movie,” he explained. “The two of them opened Pandora’s Box in Jurassic World and each of them are responsible for different elements of it in different ways.”
“Jurassic World” features Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Dallas Bryce-Howard as Claire Dearing, Ty Simpkings as Gray, Nick Robinson as Zach, Jake Johnson as Lowery,BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu and Vincent D’Onofrio as Hoskins.
The follow-up, tentatively titled “Jurassic World 2,” releases in theaters on June 22, 2018.