‘Jurassic World’ director Colin Trevorrow recently shared an image from the set of the recently wrapped dinosaur sequel, which may excite and intrigue fans that have loved the stories of the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise these past 22 years. While the other two sequels to beloved dino-epic may not have been met with much praise or fan excitement over the years, there is a certain buzz around ‘Jurassic World,’ and images such as this one have a lot to do with it.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) September 22, 2014
The picture is of the knocked down East Dock sign, dirty, worn and covered in fallen leaves. The sign was last seen in the original ‘Jurassic Park’ when Wayne Knight’s Dennis Nedry abandoned his post to get to the dock so he could deliver the dino-DNA in a Barbasol can to his contact. As fans will remember, in the pouring rain he accidently hit the sign, knocking it over and causing him to lose track of his direction, ultimately resulting in his death by a Dilophosaurus. It was a fun moment to see the man who caused all the destruction get his, but also a bit of a hanging chad as we see the Barbasol can get washed away by the storm, but never learned what happened to it…
Online speculation is that while the image is a fun callback, it might also hint at the plot of the upcoming film. Perhaps that can of Barbasol with the dino-DNA explains this latest crop of dinosaurs. Or maybe the new cast arrives on the island and is also waylaid by the confusing sign. Either way, I’d say it’s very likely that at least part of the movie will take place on the original island of Isla Nublar, which has not yet been done in any of the sequels.
‘Jurassic World’ will star Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, and Omar Sy, with Universal planning to release it on June 12, 2015.