Sequels are a tricky thing. So often, the second movie of a franchise can lack in comparison to its predecessor, and can get even worse during a threequel. Then there are exceptions, like Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Toy Story 2, which help to flesh out the world and change the franchise in regards to tone. Because of this, many fans are wondering what Jurassic World 2 will be like. Luckily for us, director J.A. Bayona has recently opened up regarding what to expect from the highly anticipated sequel. And it sounds pretty fantastic.
J.A. Bayona recently spoke with Coming Soon, and teased how Jurassic World 2 will be different from the first film. He revealed the following,
There you go, folks. It looks like the upcoming Jurassic World sequel will be darker in tone, and will address issues that are related to the real world today. It honestly sounds fantastic.
It seems that darker and more gritty blockbusters are all the rage right now. Rather than a glossy and perfect project, fans want to see imperfections and darkness at the movies. While the Jurassic Park franchise has always contained fearsome creatures, they haven't exactly been dark stories. There's usually a loving family unit within the park, and the characters must work together to make it out alive. But now it appears that things are finally changing for Jurassic World 2. It's unclear what the story contains, but it appears that the franchise is taking a turn.
It should probably come to no surprise that real world issues should come into play for the next Jurassic Park movie. Jurassic World already did this a bit, with Vincent D'Onofrio's character attempting to utilize Chris Pratt's raptors for the military. War doesn't necessarily seem like a logical association with a park full of Dinosaurs, but it did add some realism and another set of high stakes to the film.
Just how J.A. Bayona plans to relate Jurassic World 2 to the real world is still unclear, as the 2018 film's plot is still a mystery. Perhaps the most logical conclusion is corporate greed, which we've seen as a major issue in the first film. Will the park reopen, despite its massive tragedy? Let's hope so.
Jurassic World 2 will fly into theaters June 22, 2018.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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