We’re well over a year away, but that’s not going to stop us from getting pumped up for Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the revived Jurassic Park franchise. If you want to go into the film without knowing anything, be warned there are SPOILERS ahead, so you should stop reading. But if you want to find out some more potential plot details of director Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) return to Isla Nublar and lab-grown dinosaurs, by all means, read on. There’s nothing completely Earthshaking, but there are some interesting pieces of news that could make for a pretty good time at the movies.
JoBlo apparently has a source near to the production, which is currently underway in Hawaii, where the previous installments filmed. Whoever this mystery person is, they’re quite the chatty Cathy, spilling details left and right. Some of these tidbits are reiterations of things we’ve heard before, while a few others are of the newer variety.
This report confirms that, after multiple tries and an ever-increasing body count, the titular theme park has actually opened. 22 years after the events of the first film, it has finally become the most popular tourist destination in the world, just like John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) knew that it would. After taking a high-speed boat from Florida, you can shop, gawk and dinosaurs, and generally have all kinds of family-oriented fun. There’s even a petting zoo for the young-ins.
Though things are so successful, you know business types in movies, they’re never satisfied with making lots of money, they want to make lots and lots of money. When they start dreaming up new and inventive revenue streams they come up with some truly terrible ideas. For instance, they splice T-Rex DNA with that of raptors, snakes, and even a cuttlefish in order to create a fun new breed of dinosaur. By the way, cuttlefish can change their skin colors at will and are known as the “chameleons of the sea.” It’s safe to assume that this is going to lead to a dinosaur that can camouflage itself like never before. That’s going end well, right? What could possibly go wrong in this scenario? Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) from the first film would have some definite thoughts on the matter.
There is also going to be some hot dinosaur versus dinosaur action. Chris Pratt’s character is apparently something of a dinosaur trainer—think Cesar Milan, but with extinct, prehistoric lizards—and has turned some into “good guys.” That also means that there will be bad guy dinosaurs, which, you are correct in assuming, are the new guys. They can blend into their environments, are smart like velociraptors, unhinge their jaws like a snake, and are badass like T-Rex. That’s going to fun. For us, not necessarily for the characters, they’re going to have a real bad time.