So before we get down to the business of seriously talking about a fourth Jurassic Park movie, and whether it’ll know that it’s kind of silly (like Jurassic Park: The Lost World) or whether it’ll try to be very serious and fail utterly (like Jurassic Park III), lets have a little primer.
- The first movie took place on Isla Nublar, the location of the putative theme park attraction Jurassic Park. (We have no idea what state it’s in, since we never see it after the close of Jurassic Park.)
- The second and third movies take place on Isla Sorna, and auxiliary production island for the Park, with far fewer of Nublar’s basic amenities like roads, jello, and gift shops. (The animal population has overtaken the island and presumably reached some sort of stable place in the ecosystem. There are some hints that genetic experimentation and modification* went on here in addition to simple cloning.)
Got it? Good. It has nothing to do with the news about Jurassic Park IV, it’s just a pet peeve of mine that people don’t remember this.