The new Jurassic World clip released last week certainly caused a bit of a stir, especially when Joss Whedon took the film’s perceived sexism to task on Twitter. It wasn’t a great clip — the tone was off and the interaction between Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard was a little flat, but it’s just a small piece of a much, much larger film. Today brings new images from the upcoming movie, and a few new details via the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, which will hopefully get you excited again if you were disappointed by that clip.

EW continued their summer movie preview coverage with a feature on Jurassic World, in which they revealed some new stills, like the one above, featuring Chris Pratt standing off against the velociraptors. As previously teased in the trailers and in last week’s new clip, Pratt’s Owen is quite skilled with the raptors — though he cannot outright control them, the immensely dangerous creatures do respect him. Pratt’s Owen is an ex-military guy who lives on Isla Nubar, the site of the Jurassic World theme park, where he studies the raptors.

Enter Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire, the park’s operations manager who concocts a plan to breed new hybrid dinosaurs in a bid to revive the park’s dwindling attendance. Claire is the John Hammond figure this time around — when her two nephews come to visit the park, they find themselves in peril while taking a gyroscope tour. Trevorrow explains:

There’s a ride at the park that allows you to get into a gyroscopic sphere and be out in the wild with dinosaurs and travel beneath them—and that goes horribly wrong. Imagine being inside a sphere and then suddenly it breaks and you’re rolling like a cat with a ball of yarn.

Claire’s decision to breed hybrid dinos is very much in keeping with the thematic throughline of the previous three films, which examined the horrible things that happen when man plays God. But man has already done his damage in those previous films, so Jurassic World will explore the fallout:

We have seen that we will repeat our mistakes if there’s money on the table, it’s not about the danger of playing God. These animals are real, and they’re on our planet.

Check out more new stills below from Jurassic World, which hits theaters on June 12.

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