Jurassic World Will Ignore The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3, Just Like Most Fans
Something nothing has survived. Move along.
Remember that time a Tyrannosaurus got loose and stalked around the suburbs in the middle of the night? Good. Neither does Jurassic World. Mr. Spielberg, we’ve decided not to endorse your sequels.
During a set visit, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow told Yahoo News that while his new movie won’t retcon the older sequels entirely, it’ll take advantage of the fact that they didn’t happen on the original’s Isla Nublar as an opportunity to start fresh. Of course, not all of The Lost World took place on an island, but I’m going to imagine that the separate island business will be an excuse for Jurassic World to conveniently forget dinosaurs on the mainland in the interest of the public being OK with a full-fledged dinosaur park.
That way, the movie can be more of a direct sequel to Jurassic Park—instead of just one in a series of films—and maybe recapture a bit of the magic of Spielberg’s original, which was Trevorrow’s main goal. He wanted to achieve a sense of nostalgia without too much of a direct retread, telling Yahoo,
It’s the difference between going back to your old elementary school and walking the halls versus going back and seeing your teacher, who is now 20 years older. I think the more sentimental feeling is when you’re alone walking the halls and having memories. That was what I wanted to bring back.
We’d all love this privilege—to be able to re-create a film that meant so much to us.
We’ll have to wait for the movie to open on June 12 to see whether this is the sequel we’ve been waiting what feels like 65 million years to see.
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