Following Jurassic World‘s monstrous box office run in 2015, Universal immediately gave the sequel the greenlight. However, Colin Trevorrow would be unable to return due to his obligation to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, at the time. So they brought in J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) to direct Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. And based on what we have seen so far, it is quite the departure from Trevorrow’s vision.
Now Universal has released the final trailer for the upcoming film, which, judging by the way it looks, will be a lot more scarier than any of the Jurassic films we have previously seen. Check it out below.
While the first trailer established that Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) were going back to the island in order to rescue dinosaurs from their volcanic demise, it appears that there is something more nefarious going on. That’s because the group that hired them have brought them back with the intent to sell them off was military weapons. Now it will be up to the two to stop that from happening, all the while keeping these creations from getting loose into the world.
Trevorrow has said he envisioned the Jurassic World franchise as a trilogy. By all accounts, this one is more connected than the first. Think Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first Jurassic World had already planted the seeds of repurposing the dinos for military use. And now we get to see the group that wants to make that happen. We also get to see BD Wong‘s Dr. Henry Wu make a return once again. And we all know what he tried to do in the first Jurassic World film.
So it remains to be seen how Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets up Jurassic World 3.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Itâ€™s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the islandâ€™s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor whoâ€™s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaursâ€”along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also stars Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, and Jeff Goldblum. It opens in theaters on June 22, 2018.