Written by Patti Pauley
The buzz, or in this case a thundering roar, has been swirling for the past year that the dino franchise is really looking for you to squirm in your seats this time around in Jurassic World 2. And I think now with a second statement confirming said word on the street from the film’s star, we can firmly expect the upcoming second movie in the Jurassic World trilogy to be a horror fest of monstrous proportions!
You have my attention, J.A. Bayona
Chris Pratt who is returning as “Raptor Alpha” Owen for the upcoming sequel, recently opened up to Screen Rant at a press junket while promoting his other highly anticipated sequel to another hit franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy. While the cast and crew of the film currently in production have been teasing us with snippets and clues about the movie to be released in 2018, not much is known about the plot other than it involves the subject of animal experimentation and abuse with the government wanting to make and use “weaponized dinosaurs“.
The news site asked Pratt what else we could expect from Jurassic World 2,
“I think it’s going to be a scarier version. A little bit darker and will continue to expand and carry the story forward in a way that is really unexpected and you wouldn’t have imagined.”
This pretty much backs up director J.A. Bayona’s statement from the earlier half of last year where he had said he had intended to make “Jurassic World 2 the scariest installment to date.” With the use of heavy animatronics this go around such as in the earlier Jurassic films from the nineties, and a confirmation that the original T-Rex will be back in action along with some new dinosaurs, Jurassic World 2 is shaping up to be quite possibly, the best film in the franchise! Check out this Twitter picture below from producer Frank Marshall where we can clearly see a species we have yet to see come alive in the franchise. Folks over at Jurassic Outpost speculate it could be a Metriacanthosaurus.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 21, 2017
Jurassic World 2 stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell and Ted Levine with a theatrical release date of June 22, 2018. Stay tuned for more updates!