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 taste.it:
“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.
As two of the most popular and recognisable franchises out there, Jurassic Park and James Bond have been getting a lot of press for their latest respective instalments. Sam Mendes recently had a live stream of his grand reveal of Bond 24’s new name (Spectre), new car (Aston Martin, shiny), and new cast (who is Christoph Waltz playing, and who is Andrew Scott really playing?). As for Jurassic World, we had a viral website pop up, along with a teaser trailer followed up by an ominous full length trailer.
But as we know not all press is good press. For every person still talking about what the name Spectre insinuates, three more are talking about the early draft script that was stolen from Sony along with emails that alluded to issues with the film. For the dinosaur camp there was nothing quite so severe, but there was considerable polarisation with the trailer that allegedly showed leading man Chris Pratt working with trained raptors.
Well, while the dinosaurs and the spies weather their own little storms, Screenrant reports that both have released some words – and pictures – of comfort in the lead up to Christmas. For Spectre, rumours have been squashed that the recent attack on Sony data will in any way interrupt Mendes’ filming schedule. And just to back that up, some photos from shooting have been revealed, along with a promo image for Daniel Craig and his shiny new automobile, courtesy of Screenrant:
So it looks like everything’s running as smoothly as possible for MI6. As for Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow confirmed that the raptors seen running alongside Pratt in his motorcycle are not really “tamed”: the set-up is more akin to the way real people work alongside dangerous predators in the real world. So it’s not as friendly or controlling as all that – there’s still a real element of danger there. Well, real in film terms. Just to show the kind of will they won’t they relationship Pratt’s character Owen has with the raptors, Trevorrow released an image of the dynamic duo, via Twitter via Screenrant:
Festive, right? This seems to be more like a staged shot than an actual still from the movie, so presumably in the film there won’t be as much of a reunited-but-still-hate-each-other boy band vibe.
So all is going well for both movies all things considered. Hopefully more info will be coming through as filming on Spectre continues and the release of Jurassic World on June 12th, 2015 looms. Spectre is still scheduled for a November 6th, 2015 release.
Which sequel are you most looking forward to?