If there’s one thing you can count on when watching a movie from the Jurassic Park franchise, it’s dinosaurs wreaking havoc. However, in 2015’s Jurassic World, the Indominus rex was the main source of trouble at the theme park, and next month, the Indoraptor will break free during Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. With Jurassic World 3 being given the green light back in February, one wouldn’t have been faulted for assuming that another hybrid dinosaur would terrorize in the threequel, but according to director Colin Trevorrow, that won’t be the case. While he didn’t give a specific reason why, he did say the following about Jurassic World 3 taking a “back to basics” approach:
Having passed on helming duties to J.A. Bayona for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Colin Trevorrow, along with executive producing and co-writing the script with Emily Carmichael, is stepping back into the director’s chair for Jurassic World 3. While he previously described the threequel as a “science thriller” that more closely matches the tone of the original Jurassic Park movie compared to the other World entries, that won’t include splicing together a dinosaur that wasn’t found in nature millions of years ago. So enjoy the Indoraptor while you can in Fallen Kingdom, because as Trevorrow revealed to Total Film, when Jurassic World 3 rolls around, the “true dinosaurs” will be the stars of the show.
Since Jurassic World 3 is three years away, it will be a while until we learn how the movie will cap off this trilogy. However, if Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is anything like Jurassic World, then presumably it will lay some of the groundwork for what’s to come. Along with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, respectively, Trevorrow has said that there are other characters we’re meeting in Fallen Kingdom who are “major characters,” suggesting that some of these players will be back for the third movie. Judging from the Fallen Kingdom previews, it looks like Isla Nublar will be completely destroyed by the volcanic eruption, meaning that unless Jurassic World 3 finds a new island locale, maybe the dinosaurs will run rampant in a metropolitan setting, like in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Jurassic World 3 will be released in theaters on June 11, 2021, but long before that, you can Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which arrives on June 22. Keep checking in with CinemaBlend for all the biggest updates concerning the Jurassic Park franchise, and you can also look through our 2018 release schedule to learn what non-dinosaur focused movies are coming out.