Jurassic World Will Take Place 22 Years After Jurassic Park

Colin Trevorrow isn’t a man who opens his mouth and gives away too much information. In fact, last year he was so vague about his upcoming job involving a major franchise that it led to Star Wars fans convincing themselves he’d been hired to helm Episode VII. In actuality, he was hired to helm the upcoming Jurassic World. In keeping with his personality, he’s been tight-lipped about the plot specifics, but he did take to Twitter earlier this week to clear up some misconceptions.

Contrary to what you may have heard, Jurassic World will not be a reboot, at least not as you may think of the term. Instead, it will begin two plus decades after those raptors ate Muldoon. Here’s a look at the actual tweet in question…

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So, what does that mean? Why is he unwilling to completely discard the term "reboot"? Well, if I had to guess, I would say Jurassic World will likely look to set up a universe with new faces and new characters that both links to the past but also allows for an entirely new group of films that will take most of their backstory from this specific entry. Let me give you an example. Rumors are raging that Chris Pratt may be hired to topline the movie. If all goes according to plan, Trevorrow will implement a link between Jurassic Park and this newest entry, but moving forward, Pratt will be the specific lynchpin, not Sam Neill. So, the larger Jurassic Park mythos will be involved, but future films will have their more overt link to this film rather than the original.

Considering what a classic it is, that might sound a bit obnoxious, but it’s been two decades since the first installment hit theaters. It’s really not a guarantee your average fourteen-year-old will have seen it. Plus, sometimes it’s better to make a hard right turn. I love Laura Dern to death (RIP Enlightened), but I’m not sure she should be the lead female this time around.

That being said, I hope to God Trevorrow and company figure out a way to incorporate the original score because it’s one of the best in the history of film. You can remind yourself of its awesomeness below…

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