The most recent instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World Dominion, might have been a box office smash, but its director Colin Trevorrow acknowledges that the Chris Pratt-led sequels to the original trilogy don't technically need to exist.
Describing the premise of Steven Spielberg's 1993 hit Jurassic Park as "inherently un-franchisable" in a recent interview with Empire, Trevorrow said there was a creative challenge in rehashing the central idea of humanity's arrogance regarding nature. After all, how many times does a theme park on a remote island need to be overrun by rogue dinosaurs before people just stop going?
"There probably should have only been one Jurassic Park — but if we’re gonna do it, how can I allow them to tell stories in a world in which dinosaurs exist, as opposed to, here’s another reason why we’re going to an island?" He said. "I specifically did something different than the other films in order to change the DNA of the franchise... The previous five films are plots about dinosaurs. This one is a story about characters in a world in which they coexist with dinosaurs."
Trevorrow went on to explain that he intentionally ended Dominion in such a way that it could be used as a springboard to begin a third trilogy of films at some point. "This movie clearly takes a real interest in creating new characters that a new generation is going to latch on to," he said. "There’s more to come."
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