The future of the Jurassic Park franchise is currently unknown, but in a recent interview with Empire, director Colin Trevorrow let it be known that he believes more is yet to come.
Speaking about his recent film Jurassic World Dominion, Trevorrow confirms that he’s had conversations with Universal about where the franchise could go following Dominion’s release. Trevorrow specifically points out various characters introduced in the film, including DeWanda Wise’s Kayla Watts, as potential jumping-off points.
“This movie clearly takes a real interest in creating new characters that a new generation is going to latch on to – Kayla Watts, and Mamoudou Athie’s character Ramsay Cole, who I think, in the Extended Edition, you really feel his purpose in a greater way,” said Trevorrow. “And Dichen Lachman’s character [Soyona Santos], who just gets arrested at the end…there’s more to come.”
Trevorrow also touched on the fact that Universal seemed to hint that Jurassic World Dominion was the end of the Jurassic Park era. For the director, he never made the film with that in mind and noted that it likely would’ve been better if Universal had changed some language in the marketing for the film.
“I never knew that this was the ending of the franchise until I saw the marketing,” Trevorrow said. “Those guys are brilliant at what they do, but for me, I think it might have been clearer if they’d said, ‘The end of an era’, as opposed to all of it. Because regardless of the cynical approach – of course, they’re going to want to make more money, which is what Jurassic World was about – a new dinosaur fan is born every day. Kids deserve these movies, and young filmmakers grow up on these stories – much like Peter Pan and The Wizard Of Oz and worlds we’ve returned to constantly.”