Simultaneously serving as a self-contained story and the next chapter in the Jurassic Park film series, Jurassic World proved to be one of 2015's biggest cinematic successes, making over $1.6 billion worldwide. With a figure like that, it's hardly suprirrisng that a sequel, which we now know as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, was ordered. Over the last week, Universal Pictures has been dropping snippets of the first Jurassic World 2 trailer to boost anticipation, but now the full preview is available to watch, and just like its predecessors, this movie looks like it will have no shortage of prehistoric mayhem.
Set several years after the events of Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sees Claire Dearing and Owen Grady heading back to Isla Nublar, where dinosaurs have been roaming freely since the Jurassic World theme park was overrun. However, these creatures don't have much time left in this environment, as a volcano eruption threatens to kill them all. It will be up to Claire (who is now the head of the Dinosaur Protection Group), Owen and their allies to transport as many dinosaurs as possible off the island to save them from extinction.
Owen Grady has the right idea in this trailer. Rescuing dinosaurs from an island about to explode. What could go wrong? Well, like the previous four movies, just about EVERYTHING! However, when he learns that his trusty raptor Blue is still alive, he reluctantly comes on board for the operation. And for those of you who've been looking forward to seeing Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm returning two decades after his last appearance, he has some wise words for the committee deciding the fate of the dinosaurs: they were here before us, and if we're not careful, they're going to be here after.
But talking only goes so far in a Jurassic Park/World movie. Which is why it looks like there will be no shortage of thrills and action in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, from your run-of-the-mill explosions to dinosaurs stampeding. There's one particular moment in the preview that deserves a Phantom Menace line being paraphrased: there's always a bigger dinosaur. As for our main protagonists, as hard as this is to say, they'll be in even more danger than before. Because even though Claire and Justice Smith's unnamed character are able to outrun the dinosaurs and the volcanic destruction in their gyrosphere, they're no safer underwater and with dinosaur bodies falling everywhere. As for Owen, while we seriously doubt the sequel kills him off by having him choke on volcanic ash, it will be interesting to see how he escapes that predicament.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rampages into theaters on June 22, 2018. As for what other major movies are being released next year, look through our 2018 premiere guide for that information.
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