We can expect Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to be bigger and larger than any of its predecessors – literally. According to director J.A. Bayona, Fallen Kingdom will open with a massive action piece that feels a bit James Bondy (yes, you read that right). This, in turn, will build up into a crescendo moment centred on the biggest set piece ever seen in the franchise’s history!
The comments come along with a new teaser image in the latest issue of Empire. The plot of Fallen Kingdom will see the heroes from Jurassic World (2015) try to save the dinosaurs of Islar Nublar from a massive active volcano that probably should’ve been noticed by somebody back in the park’s early days… With that plot in mind – and after seeing the trailer – we can well believe that we’re going to see some epic set pieces.
Bayona has a bit of a herculean task in ensuring Fallen Kingdom is another seminal summer blockbuster. To this end, he has brought back Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas and franchise veteran Jeff Goldblum. Antagonist BD Wong will also make an appearance along with some new blood, such as James Cromwell (The Green Mile, 1999) and Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago, 1965).
Overall, we’re pretty excited. The Jurassic films have always been about huge, cinematic, borderline ridiculous moments. The one film that always comes to mind is Jurassic Park (1993), in which the unseen T-Rex finally emerges from the darkness, throws one of our heroes into the air, eats a lawyer sat on the toilet, overturns a car and introduces two helpless children to prehistoric hell. Okay – so the sequels were not perfect, but Jurassic World was a refreshing reboot. We have high hopes for Fallen Kingdom – we just hope Universal spares no expense.