How do you make a sequel to one of the highest grossing movies ever made? We won't know the answer to that until summer 2018, but it might just be by going bigger. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is promising some big destruction and chaos thanks to an active volcano that threatens to destroy all the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar. The stakes are high for our characters, and it sounds like the sequel is aiming to start strong right out of the gate. Director J.A. Bayona teased that the film starts with a massive action set piece, and then only gets bigger from there.
Fallen Kingdom starts with a massive action piece that feels like a James Bond prologue. And in the centre there is the biggest set-piece ever done for a Jurassic movie.
Rather than follow the usual Jurassic Park formula of having to run away from a killer dinosaur, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is about trying to save all of the dinosaurs from extinction. A formerly dormant volcano is on the verge of eruption, wiping out every dinosaur on Isla Nublar with hot magma death. Matching the size of the creatures at the center, Jurassic World had big, explosive action and its sequel is looking to top that. J.A. Bayona replaced Colin Trevorrow as director of Fallen Kingdom, and anyone worried how a director who's new to the franchise would handle the action, can probably relax.
J.A. Bayona told Empire that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begins with a "massive action piece" that's reminiscent of a James Bond prologue. James Bond movies usually open big with action (think the bathroom fight from Casino Royale), so Fallen Kingdom will be coming in hot right from the start. Obviously, Bayona couldn't give any specific details about the scene, but one would wager that it has something to do with dinosaurs.
Even more interesting, J.A. Bayona is already teasing what he calls the biggest set piece ever done for a Jurassic Park movie. Apparently, that will happen right in the middle of the movie. I can only guess as to what the scene will entail, but I'd wager that it has something to do with the stampede seen in the trailer. This movie has to be about more than just a volcano erupting and it could be possible that it erupts halfway through the movie and then a secret plot takes us through the rest.