Every single human being with access to a movie theater saw Jurassic World this summer, making it the highest grossing film of all time not directed by James Cameron (aka, the third highest grossing film of all time). A sequel was inevitable. But how about a trilogy? Because director Colin Trevorrow says that he always had a three-movie arc in mind. Now, $1.6 billion later, he’s able to start talking about it like a real thing that will actually happen and not some crazy plan.
We’re just a few months away from a new era of Star Wars, and while The Force Awakens has yet to hit theaters, Lucasfilm is already preparing for Episode 8 and Episode 9. Rian Johnson is in pre-production on the former, which begins filming next bring, while recently confirmed director Colin Trevorrow has revealed that he’s begun preparing for production on the latter — yes, already.
Jurassic World doesn’t arrive on DVD and Blu-ray for another couple of months, but the film is back on IMAX screens this weekend, in case you’re eager to revisit this summer’s biggest blockbuster. And if the re-release isn’t enough for you, Universal has revealed eight behind the scenes featurettes from the upcoming Blu-ray.
When Colin Trevorrow was confirmed to direct Star Wars: Episode 9, there were some divisive reactions to that news. Although Jurassic World quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all time, many felt as though Trevorrow’s blockbuster sequel was deeply flawed — why should he get the Star Wars gig? And better yet: why are only men directing these films, or just blockbusters in general? Trevorrow himself has some thoughts about the lack of women directing blockbusters, and while he means well, he’s a bit off.
During Comic-Con, a rumor began circulating that Colin Trevorrow was attached to direct Star Wars: Episode 9. The convention came and went without Disney and Lucasfilm acknowledging the rumor, but during today’s live-action presentation at D23, the studios made formally announced the Jurassic World director to helm the final chapter in the new Star Wars trilogy.
Imagine the most inhospitable landscape in the entire universe. A desolate place of horror, pain, and misery. This is Planet Zero.
Jurassic World is finally starting to slow down at the box office, but it’s going to bow out as the third highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office and international box office. That means that the only director to have made a more financially successful film than Colin Trevorrow is James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame. Not bad for a guy who was toiling away in indie obscurity a few years ago. Anyway, Trevorrow found some time in between taking baths in tubs filled with cash to chat about the inevitable sequel, dropping the first hints about what we can expect from the follow-up to Jurassic World.
Sequels, like evolution, are inevitable. Like genetically-modified dinosaurs, they cannot be stopped. When Jurassic World becomes the third highest-grossing movie of all time (not this year, not this decade; ever) you could bet your dino DNA that Universal was going to make another one. And now it’s official: an as-yet untitled Jurassic World sequel is coming to theater on June 22, 2018.
With Lucasfilm and Disney bringing the world of Star Wars to Comic-Con 2015 later today, many have speculated that the studios might be announcing a director for Episode 9. A new rumor suggests that the studios have indeed already made their choice: Colin Trevorrow, the director responsible for Jurassic World, which quickly became one of the highest grossing films of all time.
Part of the fun of a lot of these big summer movies — like Jurassic World — is going behind-the-scenes to see how the film was designed during the pre-production phase. With Jurassic World being such a huge hit, artist Dean Sherriff and concept art company Gadget-Bot have released a bunch of concept art from the film online giving us a different look at the film that was made, and a new look at the one that wasn’t.