Whether we needed a sequel to the 2015 Jurassic Park reboot will all be revealed after the much-awaited Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theatres on June 22, 2018. But for now, fans of the franchise initiated by Steven Spielberg in the ’90s can satisfy their curiosity with the movie’s first official trailer and behind-the-scenes footage, below!
So, so far, what do we know? Well, to everyone’s disappointment, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) are not a thing – or at least, not anymore… Which doesn’t mean this has not been scripted on purpose so that the characters can fall in love again (we need some sexual tension, here!). As for the logline of the follow-up, Chris Pratt couldn’t have put it more clearly in the trailer above, “Save the dinosaurs from an island that’s about to explode. What could go wrong?”
In this brand new (what is it now, 5th?) installment in exploring every possibility in what could happen on an island filled with prehistorical, terrifying reptiles and what it would mean for the rest of humanity, we meet again Claire Dearing, who after the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group and will attempt to save the dinosaurs left on the island for four years from a volcanic eruption that could eradicate them. Of course, she’ll need the help of the best dino trainer she’s ever known and ex-lover Owen Grady in order to complete the risky rescue mission…
The best part? Jeff Goldblum will return as Dr. Ian Malcolm!
Directed by Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona, who has confirmed he has what it takes to produce visually breathtaking movies with his recent projects The Impossible and A Monster Calls, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom promises to be a film that truly deserves to be seen on a big screen!
But with a predecessor that met with great success, Jurassic World 2 will have the difficult task to be on the same level, if not better. “The Jurassic movies have always been suspenseful and exciting,” says Chris Pratt in the behind-the-scenes video. “We’re telling the next chapter.”
“This story takes dinosaurs and takes Jurassic where it’s never gone before,” continues Bryce Dallas Howard. And that’s a good thing that, Bayona, a newcomer to the franchise, is an expert in surprising the audience of his films! “I love playing with suspense,” he says. “I like intensity and I love to make the audience feel the total experience.” So, with an entire island about to explode, we can fairly say that we have quite high expectations for this one!
And as modern technology goes, the filmmaking techniques to create animatronic dinosaurs have become so impressive and realistic, even the actors on set couldn’t believe their eyes, which will add up to the visual feast the sequel is promising to be. “I couldn’t help but freak out the entire time,” confirms Howard.
Trying to find the right balance between what people are expecting and what they’d be surprised by, the crew behind the sequel seems to have done an amazing job at offering fans something that should get their money’s worth!
To quote Chris Pratt, “This is gonna be awesome.”