Rebecca Vineyard
December 12, 2016 12:29 pm
Universal Pictures

We’re still two years away from seeing Jurassic World 2, and recently, we’ve learned a few tidbits about the film: Chris Pratt is back, Bryce Dallas Howard won’t be wearing heels, and also, dinosaurs (duh). While the plot for the film is basically contained inside a fossilized amber right now (read: it’s top secret), the film’s director just spilled that it will have a “political element” to it.

Dinosaurs and politics? Sure!

ComingSoon.net recently talked with Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona about the upcoming film. They mentioned that previous films showed that the dinosaurs were being exploited. That commercialization has featured in all the films to some extent, and brings a more political element to them.

So, on the one hand, the new film will be tonally different from the others. Yet, it seems, a political undercurrent will still be present. Of course, any movie set in a world where there’s a dangerous dinosaur theme park is probably going to be a *little* political.

Bayona assures that Jurassic World 2 isn’t all doom and gloom, though. “…but at the same time it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones.”

If we still get all that adventure we love, we’re on board (Especially now that we don’t have to worry about Bryce Dallas Howard tripping and breaking an ankle). Jurassic World 2 hits theaters in June 2018, and we’re basically counting down the days till then.

Advertisement