Jurassic World was a massive success at the box office last year, but fans were still rather critical of the film resisting familiar territory once again. So, Steven Spielberg and his team are preparing to take the sequel into new, uncharted territory with the help of newcomer J.A. Bayona.
Speaking with The Playlist, Bayona promised he's ready for fun with Jurassic World 2, a movie he also says will be even bigger than Colin Trevorrow's 2015 blockbuster.
"After doing THE IMPOSSIBLE and A MONSTER CALLS I said, ‘I want to have fun now.’ So, let’s do a dinosaur film with Spielberg. It’s great, but at the same time it’s massive and way bigger than [the last] one."
"I think what is tricky about doing the fifth movie of a franchise is how will you bring in new stuff and still pay tribute to what we all know and the legacy of the film. So, it’s the balance between the new stuff and the old stuff. I think Colin did a great job in the first one finding the balance between what people are expecting and what people are being again. I was kind of surprised when he pitched me the story because it leads the story to a place that we’ve never seen before and it brings some of the most important elements from the other films and makes something with them. I thought that was very interesting. It’s the second chapter of a trilogy so it gets the story to a place that wants you leaving more and more."
Looking back over Bayona's work, his vision for the next Jurassic World sequel has us very excited! Granted, we loved Colin Trevorrow's movie, but the thought of our favorite film franchise charging headlong into new and exciting places has us counting down the days to the film theatrical release.
Jurassic World 2 roars into theatres on June 22, 2018.
Source: The Playlist
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