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14th Dec 2018

Turns out Jurassic World 3 won’t be what Fallen Kingdom led us to believe

Rory Cashin

65 million year old spoiler alert!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released in cinemas this year to some middling reviews (our thoughts here), but some very decent box office ($1.3 billion worldwide), if still a disappointment compared to the first World ($1.67 billion worldwide).

Regardless, the ending to Fallen Kingdom did promise us the movie we had all kind of been waiting for since the very first Park, which was dinosaurs running rampant in the real world, as opposed to just cordoned off parks.

Sure, we got glimpses of it in the series so far – the T-Rex in San Diego in The Lost World, or the IndoRaptor in the mansion in Fallen Kingdom – but the closing scenes of the most recent entry gave us dinosaurs all over the place in the real world, which could only mean one thing.


Except it isn’t.

Colin Trevorrow will be directing Jurassic World 3, having previously directed Jurassic World and co-wrote the script for Fallen Kingdom. He had been lined up to direct Star Wars Episode IX, but was replaced by J.J. Abrams (which may or may not have something to do with his most recent directorial outing, The Book Of Henry, being one of the biggest flops of 2017), so he is now back directing dinosaurs.

Trevorrow told Jurassic Outpost the following:

“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.”

So that doesn’t sound like the dinosaurs attacking cities movie we’d been waiting for, and instead sounds like… Jaws? Which is good too, we guess…

Jurassic World 3 is due for release in June 2021, so we’ve a ways to wait yet to see exactly what to expect from the second trilogy closer.

You can check out our chat with Trevorrow about Fallen Kingdom right here:

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