Jurassic Park is a movie that had quite a bit of potential for multiple sequels, spin-offs, all the fun stuff that makes up a real franchise. The problem is that the first sequel we got (The Lost World) was a horrible piece of crap, while the second one (Jurassic Park III) works well as a creature feature, but isn’t something that makes a lot of people excited for more installments in the series. For years, there have been rumors that we’d be seeing a fourth movie in the franchise, and it seemed possible. The first one still lives on, so why not try and bring it back in some regard?
Dr. Grant himself, Sam Neill, recently shot down any hopes that people might have about another installment, though. Speaking to MTV about his new J.J. Abrams series Alcatraz, the Australian actor said that he thinks they’ve “told the story,” and that it’s simply “done.”
He made a further point about how both Stan Winston – the man who did the dinosaur designs for the original movies – and Michael Crichton – author of the two books that the first two films are based on – dying made the possibility of another movie slim enough. You also have to take into account the issue of who would be involved; I doubt Steven Spielberg will direct another one, and how many of the stars really want to come back? This is a series that’s been done for quite some time, and I think it’s pretty much reached its conclusion, whether or not people want more.
You can watch the video interview below:
Are you disappointing there won’t likely be more Jurassic Park movies? Is this a franchise that you could see living on?
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