They may have been extinct for 66 million years, but Jurassic World proved dinosaurs have never been more popular. With a worldwide gross well over $1.6 billion, the franchise was revived with new life, albeit with questionable quality, but things are looking a bit more promising for the follow-up, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Stepping in for Colin Trevorrow is a director with a better eye for tension, setpieces, and all-around vision, J.A. Bayona, director of The Orphanage and The Impossible. As the batch of teasers for the trailer and even a behind-the-scene featurette hinted at, our first full-length preview of the film has now arrived courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Picking up a few years after the last film, and featuring the cast of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, and, yes, Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, the story features a volcano on Isla Nublar that may wipe out the dinosaurs. Facing this new round of extinction, they team up to try and find a way to get the dinosaurs off the island, since that worked so well last time.
Check out the trailer below.
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Stars Pratt and Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.
Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens on June 22, 2018.