Set to stomp into theaters next summer, ‘Jurassic World’ revisits the world of ‘Jurassic Park’, the Steven Spielberg-produced action movies of the 90s featuring dinosaurs that were cloned from specimen preserved in amber. Spielberg will serve as executive producer, but Colin Trevorrow takes over the reigns as the director of the newest installment and also co-wrote the script with Derek Connolly, working on an earlier draft by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Of course, no one expects this new film to be a “one and done” chapter. (Not unless it sorely disappoints financially, but this is the kind of movie that will probably draw audiences strictly for the visual effects.) Trevorrow confirms that– no big shocker– sequels are definitely in the cards. “We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot,” Trevorrow stated, “We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”
Trevorrow also went on to explain that a future film could revolve around Omar Sy‘s (Bishop in this summer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’) as-a-yet unnamed character who in ‘Jurassic World’ will serve as “essentially Chris Pratt’s best friend,” and added that they sought to “create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on the future films.” Does this mean that Pratt’s character Owen will not appear in later films? If so, he may not be alone. Trevorrow himself isn’t a lock to direct any additional movies, but he certainly wants to “if they’ll have me.”
Speaking of the cast, here are three images from the set of the movie, including a shot of Bryce Dallas Howard whose character is named Beth. Check them out below:
Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12, 2015 and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus.