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Published On: Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

‘Jurassic World 2’ details: ‘Darker’ like ‘ESB’ or ‘Wrath of Khan’ with kids running and a PETA message

Jurassic World 2 may be a long ways off from hitting theaters, but fans can expect a new direction. While writer/producer Colin Trevorrow revealed that Jurassic World 2 would be a parable for animal abuse, and now the sequel is getting compared to arguably the most revered sequel of all time by director J.A. Bayona.

Speaking with Spanish news outlet EFE (via Scified), Bayona  said JW2 “will be darker and scarier than the previous film. Obviously when you have Chris Pratt, it will also be very funny. But it will be darker. It is a second step in a trilogy, and the second step is always dark as in ‘The Empire Strikes back or the ‘Wrath of Khan,’ which are the examples you always get.”

jurassic-world-logoWhile Bayona is aware that the comparison he’s making is overdone and then discussed what fans can expect from Jurassic World 2, or rather what they’re not expecting.

“The film takes the story where it has never been before. To me, it surprised me. We are going to places where the saga has never been before, and at the same time we are paying tribute to the franchise. We will take it a step further. There are things that will happen that people are not expecting and they really are shocking.”

The Jurassic Park fan site Jurassic Outpost (via MovieWeb) found out about a new casting call making the rounds for a character named Lucy, and producers very specifically want her to be 9 years old.

“She is a young girl around 9 years of age. The girl playing “Lucy” must be at least 9 years of age by February 2017, but cannot be over 10 years old. She must be a sensitive and clever actress capable of handling long and complex scenes. Lucy must be able to handle a range of emotions from tender moments with her father, to anxiety, bravery, and shock.”

More of the animal abuse storyline, which sounds like a lecture from PETA, read below.

Jurassic World 2 is set to arrive in theaters on June 22, 2018.

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Trevorrow with the PETA news: “The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons.”

The director said over a year ago:

[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast…I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy. And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source?

It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?’ And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Masrani, ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.’ I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe – we’re not.

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