The Jurassic World sequel has only just been announced, but here at RadioTimes.com we’ve already got our heads spinning with thoughts about where the dino-filled adventure franchise could go next – and after interviewing Jurassic World’s director Colin Trevorrow earlier this year, we can see we’re not the only ones with sequel ideas on the brain.
“I really like the idea that this group of geneticists aren’t the only people who can make a dinosaur,” Trevorrow told us. “You know, when you think of the differences between Apple and PC – the minute something goes open-source, there are all kinds of entities and interests that may be able to utilise that technology.”
Trevorrow went on to expand on his idea, explaining that “it would be like the way we have relationships with animals on this planet right now – there are animals that are kept in zoos, like Jurassic Park, but they are also used in agriculture, and medicine and in war.”
So it sounds like we could be seeing velociraptors on the battlefield, triceratops ploughing the fields and T-Rex grafts on the NHS – but of course, because this is the world of Jurassic Park, this open-source dino-ing would have dire consequences.
“We are the Alpha now,” Trevorrow said, “and we dominate all of the other animals. But when you throw in animals that were the Alpha on this planet for far longer than we’ve ever existed in with us… I don’t really know who’s in charge there.”
Sounds pretty terrifying – and Trevorrow deliberately leaves the door open for these possibilities in the first Jurassic World with one key scene (which we won’t discuss in too much detail to avoid spoilers) involving dinosaur embryos being smuggled off the island, and which Trevorrow described as an attempt to “leave possibilities open that were relatively endless.”
Sadly, however, Trevorrow won’t be the director to see these endless possibilities, taking a step back from directing to more of a background creative role in future Jurassic World films.
“I feel that much like with what they’re doing with Star Wars, this might be the kind of franchise that would be best served by different visions, just different directors, really new interesting ideas thrown into this pot,” Trevorrow told RadioTimes.com.
“But I thought that a gift I could give one of those directors is to create an opportunity for storytelling that will at least get us off this island, potentially. And not have these movies continuously be people running away from dinosaurs on an island, because I’m not sure how long that can keep entertaining us.”
One way or another, it looks like in the future we could be seeing dinosaurs out of their cages for a real Jurassic World – or rather, Jurassic Earth…
The Jurassic World sequel will be in cinemas in June 2018