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.
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!