Colin Trevorrow on Jurassic World Sequel: “I Would be Involved…But Not as Director”


Since Jurassic World made it’s hype-premiere, it’s stunned hype-audience, sold millions of hype-tickets and made billions of hype-dollars, already topping the first Avengers‘ hype-gross. Ok I’ll stop now.

Jurassic World will be opening soon, and it’s already a foregone conclusion that the film will do well and finally offer the answer to the question asked by the first Jurassic Park all those years ago. So it’s about this time that director extraordinare Colin Trevorrow gets plagued with questions about sequels and whether he’ll be directing them and when we can expect the plot-revealing Lego range for Jurassic Nation, due out in 2019 (not real).

Well according to Empire (real), the director isn’t quite so interested in rolling up his sleeves and sticking them in triceratops dung again. Here’s what Trevorrow had to say about sequels to the franchise when talking to Bad

Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie…I would be involved in some way, but not as director.”

So while we may not see Trevorrow’s name at the top of the next Jurassic Park film, he may very well be staying on in some kind of production role to keep the transition smooth. This is a mature approach that is being taken on a lot more now than in the Old West days of blockbuster sequels.

Without being too grandiose about it, it’s also very honourable to forego your next guaranteed director payslip to bring in someone new and keep the franchise fresh. There, I’m done kissing Trevorrow’s ass now. Go see Jurassic World next week! Ok I’m really done now.

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