2018’s Jurassic World 2, the second installment in a new trilogy, will be “more suspenseful and scary” than last year’s blockbuster smash. This is according to producer Colin Trevorrow. He appeared on a new episode of the Jurassic Outpost podcast where he shared this comment and more.
Jurassic World 2 is being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who is no stranger to suspense and scares, as he directed the 2007 horror movie The Orphanage.
“It will be more suspenseful and scary,” Trevorrow said, as reported by EW. “It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skill set.”
Bayona also appeared on the podcast, teasing that Jurassic World 2 will contain “things you really don’t expect and it is very exciting.”
In a more general comment about Jurassic World 2, Trevorrow added that the filmmakers are not necessarily going “bigger” when it comes to the size of the dinosaurs and the action.
“I don’t think that bigger, better dinosaurs or bigger, more epic-in-scope action sequences are what people are necessarily looking for from this franchise and what they love about it,” he said.
This matches up with what Trevorrow said last year about Jurassic World 2.
“It will get to be a different kind of film,” he told the Jurassic Cast Podcast. “The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don’t necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals.
“Jurassic World was very much made with the fans in mind, and I’m not going to forget it, but now we’ve seen a lot of ‘dinosaurs chasing people around on an island’ movies. I think you guys and also the general audience is going to be down to explore where else we can go.”
Jurassic World 2 is set to hit theaters on June 22, 2018.
Trevorrow directed the first Jurassic World, which currently stands as the fourth biggest movie of all time, bringing in $1.6 billion at the global box office. He directed 2017’s The Book of Henry and will also direct Star Wars: Episode IX.
Jurassic World was the first new entry in the series since 2001’s Jurassic Park III. The franchise is based on Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park series.