Jurassic World 3 may not be quite as wild as it looked like perhaps it could have been. Depending on one's personal expectations, that could be a good or bad thing. Whatever the view of the individual, director Colin Trevorrow has shot down the possibility of the sixth movie in the long-running franchise featuring dinosaurs attacking cities around the world. This, despite the fact that the ending of this summer's sequel, Fallen Kingdom, seemed to set up just such a scenario.
Spoilers for those who haven't yet seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but the ending sees the remaining dinosaurs from the now-destroyed Isla Nublar let loose at various locations all across the globe. The post-credit scene even teased a few pterodactyls getting ready to wreak some havoc in Las Vegas. Still, in a recent interview, Colin Trevorrow says he doesn't plan to take things to the most ridiculous, and possibly most entertaining (if ridiculous) level in the next movie. Here's what he had to say about it.
"I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city. They can't organize. Right now we've got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don't go pack hunting for humans in urban areas. The world I get excited about is the one where it's possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible, the same way we watch out for bears or sharks. We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don't go to war with them. If that was the case, we'd have lost that war a long time ago."
In as much as the franchise possibly can be at this point, it sounds like Colin Trevorrow wants to keep things grounded. That is all very relative, given the genetically engineered hybrid dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures now running loose amongst the world of men and whatnot. But so much for Planet of the Apes with dinosaurs in it. Or, as I've called it in the past, Dawn of the Planet of the Dinosaurs.
Trevorrow is working with franchise newcomer Emily Carmichael on the screenplay. For Jurassic World 3. In the past, the filmmaker has referred to the movie as Jurassic Park 6. Trevorrow also discussed that a bit, saying that the upcoming sequel will have deep ties to the source material.
"Emily and I call it Jurassic Park 6 because it's fun, and that's what it is to us. This is the conclusion of a story that began 25 years ago, and I think fans will be fired up when they see how much we're connecting it to the source material. I know Jurassic World didn't feel like a sequel in a traditional sense, the title change probably contributed to that, but it was. And so is this."
Critics largely weren't having it with Fallen Kingdom, but the movie grossed $1.3 billion worldwide and assured that a third installment of the revamped franchise was coming. Just don't expect it to go off the rails too much. At least not in the dinosaurs destroying cities recklessly kind of way. Jurassic World 3 is set to arrive in theaters on June 11, 2021. This news was first reported by Jurassic Outpost.