Just two days before the release of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, plot details from the upcoming film have been revealed. Somehow, the sequel to Jurassic World is going in an even crazier direction than building a theme park filled with dinosaurs and being surprised when it all goes wrong.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, star Bryce Dallas Howard reveals some interesting information about where the second Jurassic World finds her character. “Claire’s founded an organization, Dinosaur Protection Group, and they’re finding a way to get these dinosaurs off the island,” she says. “She reaches out to Owen Grady [Chris Pratt] to let him know this is happening.”
There’s a lot to unpack there. First and foremost, rather than escaping the dinosaurs, Jurassic World 2 seems to be about helping them survive. Beyond that, EW says the new film is set several years after the 2015 first installment and now there’s a volcano on the island home of the abandoned theme park, which is about to erupt.
Thus far, there’s no explanation as to why anybody would build a dinosaur theme park on an island with a volcano. Then again, perhaps it’s better to not ask questions and just let it happen. Producer Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first film, has already said the new Jurassic World would be more scary and suspenseful. This is likely the exact kind of thing he’s talking about.
Something else that the actress’s quote gives away is that Claire and Owen didn’t necessarily end up together, even if the original Jurassic World gave that impression. As for what Owen’s been up to since being forced to evacuate his trailer on the island, that remains a mystery.
Once the trailer releases, chances are many more details about the new film will come into focus. The next chapter in the Jurassic World franchise also stars BD Wong, James Cromwell, Justice Smith, and Daniella Pineda. Jeff Goldblum, who starred in the original Jurassic Park, will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom lands in theaters on June 22, 2018.