Colin Trevorrow Will Not Direct a ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel
If early tracking is accurate, Jurassic World is going to make all of the money in the world when it opens next week. So yeah, of course buzz about a potential sequel has already begun swirling. Do you think Universal is going to wait 14 years between entries in this lucrative franchise again? However, don’t expect director Colin Trevorrow to return as he already made it clear he’s stepping away from the series following this entry.
Trevorrow broke the news to BadTaste.it (via Coming Soon) at Jurassic World’s Paris premiere. His statement is surprisingly straightforward and measured and literally impossible to read in any other way:
Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director.
We could read into this statement. We could jump to some kind of wild conclusion about how Universal doesn’t want him to return because Jurassic World is no good. We could blindly assume that Trevorrow’s first taste of big budget studio filmmaking was a negative experience. However, we could also speculate that he simply wants to use his newfound clout to work on something personal. Heck, we could even suggest that Universal always intended for a different director to tackle each new installment, which would prevent a single voice from gaining control of a franchise that they probably want to directly manage (because money).
So Colin Trevorrow isn’t making a sequel to Jurassic World and we won’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing until we actually see Jurassic World. Let’s save our actual reaction for when the park opens on June 10.