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Jurassic World 2 will be scarier, but won’t have “bigger, better dinosaurs”

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It seems like the dinosaur industry may have peaked with Jurassic World’s Indominus Rex, the improbable monster that had extremely tough skin, functional forearms, and a camouflage ability that could make it effectively invisible. The natural assumption from moviegoers would be that the upcoming Jurassic World sequel would raise the stakes by creating an even better dinosaur, like one that had two more arms up front, a prehensile tail, and maybe eyes that could shoot lasers, but Jurassic World 2 co-writer Colin Trevorrow (who directed the first Jurassic World) is planning to show more restraint than that. Speaking with Jurassic Outpost (via Entertainment Weekly), Trevorrow explained that he doesn’t think that “bigger, better dinosaurs or bigger, more epic-in-scope action sequences are what people are necessarily looking for from this franchise.”

Instead, Trevorrow says Jurassic World 2 will be “more suspenseful and scary,” adding that this tonal shift was part of the plan from the first place, and it’s why he wanted The Orphanage’s J.A. Bayona to direct the sequel. Other than the fact that nobody is going to wear heels in the sequel, this is pretty much all we know about Jurassic World 2—unless it makes some kind of reference to Sam Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant being an accountant and/or dead.


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