The opening scene of “Jurassic World: The Next World” will fulfill one of Steven Spielberg’s past dreams. Indeed, the sequence in question will take place 65 million years ago, which the filmmaker was unable to do in 1993.
Jurassic World 3 : home stretch
Intended for June 8, 2022 in dark rooms, Jurassic World: The Next World Mark the return of Colin Trevorrow behind the camera. The filmmaker had already directed the first opus, before being replaced by Juan Antonio Bayona on the second episode. This third part will therefore conclude the trilogy Jurassic World, but also offer strong connections with the saga Jurassic Park. A bit like The Rise of Skywalker, this new film will serve as global outcome to a franchise that started in 1993 in front of Steven Spielberg’s camera.
For the occasion, Colin Trevorrow has assembled an impressive cast which recalls emblematic figures of the two trilogies. Thus, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are obviously in the game. But the feature film will also feature the returns of Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill, who played iconic characters from the early films. Also note the return of our compatriot Omar Sy, absent from the second chapter.
Spielberg’s dream comes true
Jurassic Park is a flagship work of pop culture. To date, the film has grossed more than $ 1 billion in revenue (for a budget of 63 million). A monstrous triumph, which made the film one of the biggest box office hits of all time. But if the film is an absolute success on all points, there is nevertheless an element that Steven Spielberg was not able to integrate into its story.
Indeed, at the time, the filmmaker wanted to open his work on a sequence taking place 65 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period. An approach that was eventually abandoned later. Almost thirty years later, it is Colin Trevorrow who recovers this idea to introduce Jurassic World: The Next World. The director will indeed deliver a prologue sequence that will explain how Jurassic Park was created.
In this opening scene, several dinosaurs will be presented, until a showdown breaks out between a T-Rex and a Gigantosaurus. The latter kills the T-Rex. Then, a mosquito lands on the corpse of the carnivore. The insect sucks its blood before being trapped in the sap of a tree. A coincidence that allowed the geneticist John Hammond (Richard Attenborough in the Spielberg films) to clone the T-Rex! And finally, if Jurassic Park could come true, it would certainly play out that way in real life as well.
This prologue to Jurassic World: The Next World is therefore a good way to come full circle. It will pay tribute to both Jurassic Park and Steven Spielberg. In the original film, the explanation is provided by an animated short that describes how a fly bit a Brachiosaur. Colin Trevorrow will therefore go further, by materializing all this with synthetic images. Current technologies will therefore allow the filmmaker to take his film even further than the previous opus. And hopefully, wow fans from the start.