Back in April, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon took to Twitter to criticise a clip from Universal’s upcoming dino-sequel Jurassic World, calling it ” 70’s era sexist”, and now Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow has finally responded during an interview with Bad Taste, stating that he doesn’t completely disagree with Whedon.
“I wasn’t bothered by what he said about the movie and, to be honest, I don’t totally disagree with him. I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. That starts with characters that are almost archetypes, stereotypes that are deconstructed as the story progresses. The real protagonist of the movie is Claire and we embrace her femininity in the story’s progression. There’s no need for a female character that does things like a male character, that’s not what makes interesting female characters in my view. Bryce and I have talked a lot about these concepts and aspects of his character.”
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Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howward (The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), B.D. Wong (Jurassic Park) and Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).
Jurassic World is released on June 11th in the UK and June 12th in the USA.