Last summer, Jurassic World broke the opening weekend box office record with a whopping $208.8 million, en route to $652 million domestic and $1.6 billion worldwide. Despite the film's massive success, there were still a few issues fans had with the story, and one of its main characters, Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing, particularly her inclination to run in heels. We know that the actress will be back for Jurassic World 2, alongside Chris Pratt's Owen Grady, but during an interview with E! Online, the actress revealed that Claire has changed quite a bit.
"[The heels] were fine. That was part of Jurassic World. They served their purpose. Actually, to answer that question seriously, Claire is a different person now. You now, the person she is at the end of the movie is not the person she was in the beginning. Her armor of sorts was that white, pristine outfit with heels in a very corporate environment and stuff, and the chick at the end... totally different. So yeah... it better not be heels."
No official story details have been revealed at this point, but Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is coming back to co-write the screenplay for the sequel with Derek Connolly. The director did revealed last year that the follow-up will go off Isla Nublar. We reported last week that the studio is eyeing Juan Antonio Bayona (A Monster Calls) to direct, but it isn't known when production may begin. The studio has already set a June 22, 2018 release date for the sequel.
It was also reported last year that the sequel will follow other companies developing weaponized dinosaur technology. These themes were already hinted at in Jurassic World, largely through Vincent D'Onofrio's character Hoskins, who often talks about the potential to turn the raptors trained by Owen Grady into weapons. In another interview from September, Colin Trevorrow teased that he had so much product placement in Jurassic World to set up the sequels and different aspects of corporate greed.
Back in November, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley revealed that both Colin Trevorrow and Jurassic World executive producer Steven Spielberg were actually developing an entire trilogy. It still isn't known if any other original Jurassic World stars such as Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson will return for this follow-up. While we wait for more details, take a look at Bryce Dallas Howard's video interview below.