Jurassic World 2 (or Jurassic Park 5/whatever you want to call it) will start production at the start of 2017 for a 22nd June, 2018 release. Which means wherever the movie’s director goes, he’ll probably get asked about dinosaurs.
While trying to promote his new movie A Monster Calls at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, El Mundo asked J.A. Bayona about his Jurassic World/Park sequel.
“Both Jack (Horner – Jurassic World’s adviser) and me, we are concerned about man’s relationship with animals,” remembered Bayona, via a very dodgy Google Translate job. “Dinosaurs are a parable of the treatment of today’s animals: abuse, experiments in medicine, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, military use has been made of them, animals and weapons…”
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow (who will serve as an executive producer on Bayona’s sequel) was also at the festival, who elaborated further on the film’s plot.
The first Jurassic World, he explains, was meant to be a mirror of a capitalist society and “exacerbated consumerism”. The second instalment, however, will shift to deal with more complex issues.
So if Trevorrow’s first film used the dinosaur theme park as a microcosm for a capitalist, consumerist society, it seems Bayona’s follow-up might deal with animal rights – developing the weaponisation of dinosaurs plot from Jurassic World.
Jurassic World 2 will see the return of Chris Pratt as Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, and is planned as the second instalment of a Jurassic World trilogy. The film is set for release on June 22nd 2018.