'Jurassic World 2' plot: J.A. Bayona writing darker sequel dealing with real-life issues

By Maria A. / 2017.01.10
Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris attended the Universal Pictures' "Jurassic World" premiere at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Production for "Jurassic World 2" is in full swing and director J.A. Bayona is carrying the torch for the sequel. News about the "Jurassic World 2" plot has been slim ever since the movie was confirmed, but there's good reason for it.

Bayona is currently still writing the "Jurassic World 2" plot. "We're writing the second chapter. And the challenge is always to find the balance between what the audience is expecting, and to surprise them. And we're writing to it right now," Bayona says, quotes Cinema Blend.

It is already established that "Jurassic World 2" is going to be a sequel to the 2015 "Jurassic World" as well as the earlier "Jurassic Park" series. The film is said to go beyond the bounds of its signature theme park concept and would deal with issues related to the real world today.

Speaking to Coming Soon, Bayona reveals that the "Jurassic World 2" plot is going to be different from the other films. "It talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It's darker... but at the same time it's going to be a lot of fun," Bayona adds.

"Jurassic World," although still taking place in a theme park, touched upon real-life issues. It played on the issue of animal rights and allowed viewers to sympathize with the struggles of the genetically-developed reptiles that pose as attractions in shows. Vincent D'Onofrio's character also attempted to weaponize Chris Pratt's highly-trained raptors.

It is speculated that more of these issues will be addressed in the sophomore film, especially with respect to using these creatures as weapons. There's also a theory that there may be other laboratories and companies that are creating dinosaurs and that there's actually a highly-competitive market for it.

"Jurassic World 2" will be out in theaters on June 22, 2018.

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