The Jurassic Park Franchise is Far From Extinct: Director Colin Trevorrow Talks Sequels

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

The Jurassic Park franchise is looking less extinct by the moment. The newest film, Jurassic World, is currently in the midst of filming, and sequel talks have already begun. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow recently revealed that Universal Pictures was very interested in breathing new life into the franchise through a series of films.

“We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot,” Trevorrow told Empire. “We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”

Jurassic World will involve a return to Isla Nublar, the setting of the original Jurassic Park film, but plot details are scarcer than fossilized remains at the moment. Colin Trevorrow would only speak vaguely about the premise of the upcoming film: “It’s about alpha dominance and the fact that humans have been the alpha species for a very long time. And so now we’ve brought back another that happened to be the alpha species during its time, and we have to co-exist, so what is that relationship?”

As a lifelong devotee of the original Jurassic Park, I am glad to hear about the return to the original setting (although who knows whether this film will be anything like the original). It will be quite intriguing to see if Universal can successfully revive this franchise in the short or long term. I hope the story and effects will be stellar, so the movie can rise above being a mere cash-in. Don’t let me down, Universal! I’m not difficult to please – as long as there is plenty of dinosaur mayhem, I’ll be happy.

Jurassic World is scheduled to hit theaters June 12, 2015. Meanwhile, check out the first set photos below:

Photo: Entertainment Weekly
Photo: Entertainment Weekly
Photo: Entertainment Weekly
Photo: Entertainment Weekly
Photo: Entertainment Weekly
Photo: Entertainment Weekly
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