The Jurassic World Camp has been very active this week, releasing teaser after teaser in preparation for a full trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. And all the hype is certainly paying off…
Directed by JA Bayona, Fallen Kingdom reunites Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in their Jurassic World roles, as well as new cast members Daniella Pineda (The Detour), Justice Smith (Paper Towns) and Jurassic Park alum Jeff Goldblum, who’s reprising his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm.
In this day and age, many trailers reveal more than they should of the film’s plot – however this isn’t the case with Fallen Kingdom, as Bayona has said that everything you see in the trailer, taking place on the original island, Isla Nublar, essentially takes place in the first half of the film, with not a shot from the second half appearing in the trailer.
“It’s a very short section of the film,” he told Empire, “Where the movie is moving forward after the volcano is one of the main reasons why I wanted to be involved. The trailer is only hinting at a section of the film.”
Taking place four years after the events of Jurassic World, the trailer sees Owen Grady (Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Howard) talking – and they’re definitely not as cosy as they were when we left them. Owen is isolated, off the grid and Claire’s appearance brings back memories his doesn’t want to talk about, though she is not there to go over the past. No, Claire has sought out her old flame in order to return to Isla Nublar and save the dinosaurs who are living in the wild, and in imminent danger.
Which is where the volcano comes in, as Claire convinces Owen that they must return to Isla Nublar in order to rescue the dinosaurs before they can be engulfed by smoke and flame. The trailer also shows the wonderful reunion of Owen and his baby raptor, Blue, and Bayona has ensured that the relationship that was established between the trainer and his dino companion in the first film will continue in this one.
And, of course, no Jurassic Park movie is complete without a T-Rex appearance, as it pops in for a little roar, before turning on Owen. “You cannot have the T-Rex be the main dinosaur in all the films,” Bayona stated, “But we’re playing with it as much as we can. The whole T-Rex situation is very symbolic.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theatres on June 8th, 2018 in the UK and June 22nd, 2018 in the US.