JURASSIC WORLD Sequel to be Dark and Political

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 12 December 2016

Movie News

With the huge success of 2015’s Jurassic World instantly prompting a sequel, it looks as if the next film in the series will having a hefty political element to it.

Due to Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow unable to return to helm this follow-up – he’s busy on a little movie called Star Wars: Episode IXThe Orphanage’s J.A. Bayona is the man tasked with directing the currently-untitled Jurassic World sequel, and he’s been speaking to SuperheroHype about the movie.

When asked about the exploitation element that’s present in all of the Jurassic movies to date, and whether the next film will have a similar pseudo-political aspect to it, Bayona explained, “Yeah, you’re right. I think there’s a lot of that in the new ‘Jurassic’. I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading. It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It’s darker, but at the same time it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones.”

Asked how making scares in a blockbuster movie compares to making scares in smaller affairs such as The Orphanage or current movie A Monster Calls, Bayona said, “You need to adapt, you need to know where you are. ‘Jurassic’ is going to be very different from A Monster Calls or The Orphanage, but they called me because they loved The Orphanage and The Impossible and they wanted me to be leading the new ‘Jurassic’. I think you’re going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies. At the same time, I’m very aware that this is Steven’s baby and I’m going to take care of his baby as much as possible, knowing where I am all the time.”

That Steven, of course, is a certain Mr. Spielberg, who will be again serving as producer here. And even though he’s not able to direct, Colin Trevorrow penned the screenplay for the film alongside Derek Connolly. As well as Chris Pratt returning, Bryce Dallas Howard will also be back, and then there’s recent new additions in the form of Rafe Spall, Toby Jones and Justice Smith.

At present, the Jurassic World sequel – which will actually be the second part of a trilogy – is set for a June 22nd, 2018 release.

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