jurassic park: fallen kindom

Here’s something to give thanks for!  Executive producer and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow has tweeted the first look at ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘, in advance of even a teaser trailer.  It’s a quick one, but we get an adorable look at Chris Pratt, who returns as Owen Grady with a baby velociraptor.  Of course, as you may recall from the first ‘Jurassic World’, Owen was the Raptor Whisperer, turning the scariest monsters from the original film trilogy to the heroes of the relaunch.  Will that remain the case?  Or will this pint-sized cutie turn into a man-eating killer?  That will have to wait until June to find out, but until then, enjoy this clip:

Pratt returns along with Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire Dearing.  They will be joined by Jeff Goldblum‘s Ian Malcolm, who appeared in a supporting role in ‘Jurassic Park’ and took over as lead in ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’.  Another veteran, B.D. Wong, who portrays Dr. Henry Wu, will also return for this installment, after appearing in the first movie and ‘Jurassic World’.  The cast also includes Geraldine Chapman, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith and Rafe Spall.

Trevorrow directed ‘Jurassic World’ but left to work on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ (which he has since departed).  He did pen the script with Derek Connolly, however.  J.A. Bayona (‘A Monster Calls’) stepped in to direct the sequel.

Trevorrow has said about the film:

“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons.”

In a separate interview, he said:

“Dr. Wu [BD Wong] says in the film, when he’s warning Dr. Masrani [Irrfan Khan], ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.’ I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand.”

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ opens on June 22, 2018.

Source: Entertainment Weekly