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Jurassic World became one of the biggest movies of all time when it was released two years ago. It's now time to see if the sequel can match that, as filming is now underway. Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning to the franchise as Claire and in case you had forgotten her character's name, the actresses first picture from the set of Jurassic World 2 is here to remind you.
It's certainly a "spoiler-free" image to say the least. The quote is from the original Jurassic World so we don't even get a single line from the new script. We don't get anything except the chair that Bryce Dallas Howard will be sitting in between shots. Still, the chair does tell us that filming has begun on Jurassic World 2 and that is certainly news worth learning.
Very little official has been released regarding what Jurassic World 2 will actually be about. One plot synopsis hints that the military applications of the dinosaurs, which Vincent D'Onofrio's character was interested in as part of the last film, will be realized, as the park location will be used as a training ground to teach the animals to carry weapons. At the same time, the end of Jurassic World gave us the impression that InGen, the company who had been trying to gain the cloning technology since the first Jurassic Park film, would finally succeed, and, according to Colin Trevorrow, who directed the previous film, and is an executive producer on this one, the technology might end up available to even more companies, meaning that dinosaurs are going "open source."
New director J.A. Bayona has also said that the new film will be much darker than the previous entries in the franchise. That would certainly fit with the idea of the dinosaurs ending up in the hands of people who see them only as profit centers or weapons of war. Chris Pratt's character in Jurassic World certainly cared for the creatures, and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire seemed to come around to his way of thinking. Seeing our heroes not only watching the dinosaurs being used for selfish or violent purposes but being unable to do anything about it could certainly make for a gloomy film.
Of course, as one reflects on this, it's difficult to ignore the fact that the dinosaurs were previously being used purely to entertain other people. Is that purpose all that much better than whatever the "bad guys" have planned? They created lifeforms in order to put on shows. Will the morality of that particular action ever be considered in the films?
Jurassic World 2, or whatever the movie ends up being officially called, is set for release June 22, 2018. Keep up with CinemaBlend for more news on the upcoming blockbuster as filming continues.