Jurassic World 3 Won't Have Dinosaurs Attacking Cities, According To Colin Trevorrow

T-rex roaring in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Although Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wasn't the first time we've seen a dinosaur run rampant away from an island within the Jurassic Park franchise, the difference this time around is that the dinosaurs who escaped can't be re-captured. They're now running/flying across the United States mainland, and humans will need to get used to coexist with these prehistoric creatures. But for those of you who've wondered if Jurassic World 3 will see dinosaurs attacking cities, director Colin Trevorrow has nixed that idea, saying:

I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city. They can't organize. Right now we've got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don't go pack hunting for humans in urban areas. The world I get excited about is the one where it's possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible---the same way we watch out for bears or sharks. We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don't go to war with them. If that was the case, we'd have lost that war a long time ago.

Colin Trevorrow has a point. The dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park universe operate just like any other wild animal, meaning they wouldn't coordinate to attack humanity. Survival is their primary directive; it's not like they're consciously banding together to kill humans for the hell of it.

Plus, while it was a major status quo change to have all those dinosaurs be freed from the Lockwood estate at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it's not like thousands of them are now on the loose. At most, there might be a few hundred of them, and that number will certainly increase if they reproduce or, as has happened so many times before, scientists artificially create more of them, but it's not like there's a plentiful population of dinosaurs. The chances of running into one are slim.

Looking at this situation through that lens, Colin Trevorrow's comments about Jurassic World 3 to Jurassic Outpost make sense. Sure it might be cool to think about a t-rex wreaking havoc on a city (which is what went down in The Lost World: Jurassic Park), but these creatures aren't Godzilla or the movie monsters we watch terrorize cities. Most of these dinosaurs are definitely dangerous, but Colin Trevorrow seems to be framing them as smaller threats for Jurassic World 3.

No specific plot details for Jurassic World 3 have been divulged yet, but along with not showing dinosaurs attacking heavily populated areas, Colin Trevorrow previously noted that unlike the previous Jurassic World movies, the threequel will not feature any hybrid dinosaurs. Bryce Dallas Howard has also said that Jurassic World 3 is intended to "bring the entire saga together," although if the movie makes anywhere near the kind of money that its predecessors have, I suspect Universal won't want to retire the franchise just yet.

Jurassic World 3 rampages into theaters on June 11, 2021, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. For now, you can find out what's hitting the silver screen next year by looking through our 2019 release schedule.

Adam Holmes
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