The sequel to Jurassic World won’t start filming until early 2017, but that hasn’t stopped the hype train from leaving the station. The internet is already discussing the movie as if they have already watched it. Rumors are flying all over the place.
We have heard that Jurassic World 2 will be scarier than the first movie, and it’s also rumored to be one of the most expensive films ever. But that’s mainly just speculation. What do we know for sure? Well, we know the upcoming sequel will be directed by J.A. Bayona, and we know Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return to star.
And thanks to the director of the first film (co-writer of the sequel) Colin Trevorrow, we know Jurassic World 2 will deal with animal abuse.
He told Time the following:
“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons. The second part will be a very different movie that will explore new paths. For that reason, it was clear that it needed to be Bayona who would direct it, in order to have it grow and evolve with his very personal vision.”
I think everyone involved is handling this franchise the right way. I mean, Jurassic World made over $1 billion at the box office. It would be so easy to stick with the same director, create some boring script that has no meaning, and then watch the money come flying in again.
But instead, they are changing directors, changing themes, and working together to create something truly special.