For those who thought Jurassic World was little more than a pathetic attempt at remaking Jurassic Park, complete with new and improved CGI dinosaurs, they now have proof in the form of the directors own words.
In an interview with Screen Rant promoting his next upcoming feature, The Book of Henry , Trevorrow discusses how and why Jurassic World 2 won’t suck as much as Jurassic World, thanks to a new director J. A. Bayona:
He is a different director but it’s interesting, we have so many similar instincts as far as suspense and family and fears of childhood and the perspective that we want to tell the story from that even though I wrote the film, it’s J.A.’s movie from start to finish. He’s just – the film looks beautiful and is exciting. We’re using more animatronics because I learned so much about how they can be utilized, so I built scenes that would allow us to use them – because they can’t run, these are the lessons. Belén Atienza has been great as well, and it’s just been something that we’ve all delved in and tried to make something deeper and richer and ideally better. I’m going to be the hype man for this movie, I think it’s going to be a better movie – sorry.
Jurassic World 2 will see the return of Jurassic World heroes Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), as well as the more villainous Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) , who was responsible for creating the dangerous hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex. In a return to Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, Jurassic World 2 will feature Jeff Goldblum , returning as the fan-favorite chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcolm. The Jurassic World sequel has also added new characters played by James Cromwell , Justice Smith , Toby Jones, Rafe Spall , and Daniella Pineda
My take: notice how he only talks about the look and feel of the dinos and now what really sucked: the people and plot. So I say expect more of the same from Jurassic World II.