– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There are two very distinct ways to go about making a trilogy of films. One way is to literally plan them as you go. This is the approach that’s being utilized for the current Star Wars trilogy and has been the method used for a good number of trilogies in the past. And then there’s the method where you have an idea of where you’re going the whole time.

Surprisingly enough, Jurassic World overlord Colin Trevorrow is utilizing the latter approach for this rebooted franchise. While many harp on Jurassic World for ultimately being a shallow experience, it sounds like he has real thematic plans for this trilogy, and that that he even has an idea of where they’re going after next year’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Here’s what he had to say in an interview posted by Sebas Tabany when asked about whether or not he knows what’s coming next in the franchise:

“Yes, absolutely … I knew where I wanted it to go. I remember telling Steven [Spielberg] even while we were still making the first movie, ‘This is the beginning. Here is the middle. And here’s the end of the end. This is where we want to go.’ I feel like that kind of design is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested. It needs to be thought through on that level. It can’t be arbitrary, especially if we want to turn this into a character-based franchise with people who you lean in to follow what they’re going to do.”

Oh, no. Does that mean we’ll be getting another cliffhanger, making this entire film seem like nothing but a setup? Apparently not.

“At the end of this movie, it’s not a cliffhanger, but it’s designed for people who want to know what’s going to happen next, whereas the earlier Jurassic Park movies had pretty clear definitive endings. They were pretty much episodic. In working with Derek Connolly, my co-writer, we were also thinking about where it was going to go in the future.”

What do you think of Trevorrow’s comments? Do you agree with his approach to this trilogy, and do you think it’ll work out for the franchise? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Sebas Tabany (via /Film)

  • Kindofabigdeal

    JP 1 was about the theme park pre open. JW 1 was about the them parks soft open.
    JP 2 was about saving the dinosaurs from being captured and exploited. JW 2 is about saving dinos from a volcano.
    JP 3 was a rescue mission. JW 3? Take a guess.

  • Rad4Cap

    “‘This is the beginning. Here is the middle. And here’s the end of the end. This is where we want to go.’ I feel like that kind of design is crucial”

    Now if only Kathleen Kennedy had understood how having a vision IS crucial.

  • Victor Roa

    ….. how bad was that Star Wars script? Doubling down on Jurassic World make sense of everything since now Book of Henry is coasting into worst film of the year.


    In the third Jurassic World film, if they don’t nuke the entire island after all the human deaths that occured over the past 25 years, I’ll be piss3d off.

    • syambo87

      if they nuke the dinosaurs… then JW4 would be of a Dinosaur Egg thats exposed to Radiation… and being Extremely Large… too only fight a Giant Pterodactyl… then they tie it to the Monster Verse with King Kong and Godzilla.. then yeah… it does downhill from there…

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.