Jurassic World sequel to be 'darker'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 December 2016
Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

J.A. Bayona has revealed the as-yet untitled 'Jurassic World' sequel will be "darker" than the previous movie and have a political element to it

The 'Jurassic World' sequel will be "darker" than the previous movie.

The as-yet untitled forthcoming film - which will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard - will be "so different" to the other four motion pictures in the franchise, and have a political element to it, according to director J.A. Bayona.

When asked if the movie with have a political subtext, the filmmaker said: "Yeah, you're right. I think there's a lot of that in the new 'Jurassic'.

"I think there's a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it's very interesting where the new movie is heading.

"It's so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It's darker ... but at the same time it's going to be a lot of fun. It's a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it's a great adventure, but it's very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones"

Bayona admits the movie won't be that similar to his horror flick 'The Orphanage' or latest film 'A Monster Calls', but insists he wants to "take care" of the motion picture for Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two movies in the franchise, 1993's 'Jurassic Park' and 1997 follow-up 'The Lost World'.

He added to ComingSoon.net: "'Jurassic' is going to be very different from 'A Monster Calls' or 'The Orphanage,' but they called me because they loved 'The Orphanage' and 'The Impossible' and they wanted me to be leading the new 'Jurassic.'

"I think you're going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies. At the same time I'm very aware that this is Steven's baby and I'm going to take care of his baby as much as possible, knowing where I am all the time."

Rafe Spall, Toby Jones and Justice Smith will also star in the forthcoming film, which is slated for release in June 2018.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, B. D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall
  • UK release: 8 June 2018

Raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) and his ex, Claire (Howard) return to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption. Lots of ideas and some earnest lessons about conservation can’t hide that the franchise is running out of oomph, but it’s still fun.

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