Colin Trevorrow said that the film would be a "science thriller," describing it as being the Jurassic World film that would most closely match the tone of Spielberg's original 1993 Jurassic Park film. In May 2018, Trevorrow announced that the film would focus more on real dinosaurs as opposed to hybrids, which had prominent roles in the previous Jurassic World films.
Laura Dern strongly expressed her desire to return to the franchise in March 2017; adding that: "If you guys make a last one, you gotta let Ellie Sattler come back. She's always the one who's saving the day, man!".
When asked if we'll be seeing dinosaurs in the big city a la Godzilla, Trevorrow says he has "no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city." "They can't organize," he points out. "The world I get excited about is the one where it's possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food." Considering we've already seen dinosaurs terrorizes San Diego in Jurassic Park: The Lost World, "A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible--the same way we watch out for bears or sharks," he adds, "We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don't go to war with them. If that was the case, we'd have lost that war a long time ago." When it comes to inspiration, the director has been binging Planet Earth for ideas. "My instinct is to break the classical language of these films a bit and plunge us into a world that feels real and naturalistic. I want to go outside into environments we've never seen these animals in." You can also expect the dinosaurs to keep their look from the previous two films, however, considering "the ability to clone a dinosaur is no longer exclusive to Dr. Henry Wu," Trevorrow teases the concept of "new opportunities." When it comes to the film, it sounds like Colin Trevorrow is hoping to wrap up the franchise. "This is the conclusion of a story that began 25 years ago, and I think fans will be fired up when they see how much we're connecting it to the source material." Does this mean the dinosaurs will finally rein supreme over humans? Or maybe Dr. Ellie Sattler was right and once the dinosaurs eat all the men, women will inherit the earth, Trevorrow said that the film would also be about Owen and Claire's responsibility to take care of Maisie, the cloned girl from the previous film.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Howard expressed hopes of going all out for the as-of-yet untitled Jurassic World 3 and bringing in more characters from Jurassic Park and its subsequent sequels to finish out the trilogy. Howard also revealed that this is currently one of the many goals of Jurassic World 3, saying: "In terms of the third movie, the goal overall is to bring the entire saga together. It'll be the sixth film at the end of the day. For me, what I'm most wanting, other than an undercut, is for there to be more characters from the earlier films."
Jurassic World 3 will be released 28 years after Jurassic Park (1993), 24 years after The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), 20 years after Jurassic Park III (2001), 6 years after Jurassic World (2015), three years after Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Certain scenes and ideas regarding the integration of dinosaurs into the world were ultimately removed from the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom script to be saved for the third film. Trevorrow said about the realism of the film's story, "I think any kind of global acceptance that [dinosaurs] are just around doesn't feel real to me because, even now when you think of animals, when was the last time you saw a tiger walking down the street? We know there are tigers. We know they're out there. But to me, it's very important that we keep this grounded in the context of our relationship with wild animals today." Howard stated that she wanted the film to "blow your mind in terms of being like, 'Whoa, this is where this technology can go. This is what the world could really turn into if this technology fell into the wrong hands.' So basically seeing a world with dinosaurs everywhere."
Chris Pratt stated he was shocked when he heard the movies pitch "When I heard the pitch, I was blown away. I can't believe we're gonna make this movie," he shared with MTV News. "I can't believe they found a way to deliver on the promise on the end of Fallen Kingdom. 'Wait, what? The island is blown up, the animals are out, we can't put them back in the box. What are we gonna do? How is, not only the dinosaurs, but this technology, moving forward, going to affect the planet?' And we jump forward and it's like, 'Oh, oh right. Oh, damn.' [Director Colin Trevorrow's] been working his butt off on it and it's going to be pretty epic."
In June 2018, Trevorrow stated that the film would focus on the dinosaurs that went open source after being sold and spread around the world in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, allowing people other than Dr. Henry Wu to create their own dinosaurs. Trevorrow stated that the film would be set around the world, and said that the idea of Henry Wu being the only person who knows how to create a dinosaur was far-fetched "after 30 years of this technology existing" within the films' universe. "
Bryce Dallas Howard may have let the return of the original cast slip in June 2019 while on the red carpet for the premiere of Rocketman. When asked if she was looking forward to sharing scenes with Sam Neil or Laura Dern, Howard said, "Yes, very much so. If that happens, I don't know," Howard exclaimed. "I don't know what's been confirmed or whatever, but I'll blink if it's happening and maybe..."
During an interview, Sam Neil was told how Bryce Dallas Howard who was also recently interviewed and was asked if she was going to meet him on the set of Jurassic World 3 soon. Upon being asked the question, Bryce "clamme up" as the interviewer says. When he then turns the discussion over to Sam, he suggests that Sam will be receiving a phone call soon from Universal, if he hadn't already. Sam wittingly replied by saying he too, is "clamming up."
When Jeff Goldblum found out he was going to in JW3 with his two co-stars from the the original film, he wrote on Instagram about Colin Trevorrow a line he said in the original, "You did it, you crazy son of a b*tch you did it" he also added "happy as a clamasaurus to be reunited with my brilliant costars from the original Jurassic Park Laura Dern and Sam Neil for the next installment of Jurassic World... Coming soon!!"
At the request of Spielberg. Trevorrow met Carmichael after seeing a short film of hers, and said, "I just knew immediately that I loved her brain." Trevorrow was subsequently impressed with Carmichael's writing work on Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) and a remake of The Black Hole, leading him to choose her as a co-writer for Jurassic World 3. Trevorrow and Carmichael subsequently started writing the script in April 2018. ."
In an interview Bryce Dallas Howard revealed that she never met Sam Neil before, As a huge fan of him and the franchise, she admitted she'd driven by his house once. When she was asked how they were going to get him for JW3, she went completely silent and flashed quite the suspicious at the interviewer.
Howard stated that she wanted the film to "blow your mind in terms of being like, 'Whoa, this is where this technology can go. This is what the world could really turn into if this technology fell into the wrong hands.' So basically seeing a world with dinosaurs everywhere."
Kevin Jenkins joined the Jurassic family in August 2019, taking the role of the third Jurassic World films production designer (as previously reported by 'Discussing Film'). This won't be Kevin's first foray with the prehistoric, as he got his start in the VFX industry with BBC's 'Walking with Dinosaurs'. Kevin went on to work on numerous projects in various art department roles, such as 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'The Golden Compass', 'War Horse', 'World War Z', and 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. From there, Kevin went on to work on 'Star Wars The Force Awakens' (Art Director), 'Rogue One' (Conceptual Designer), and 'The Last Jedi' (Lucasfilm Design Supervisor). Kevin recently made his debut as a Production Designer on 'Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker', where he worked alongside the Oscar winning Rick Carter (Forest Gump, Cast Away, Munich, Avatar). This connection to Rick Carter perhaps is no coincidence, as Rick Carter served as the production designer on Jurassic Park and The Lost World, as well as briefly designing for Jurassic World before departing for Star Wars The Force Awakens. Jurassic World 3 will mark Kevin Jenkins second time serving as a production designer, and quite possibly his first time tackling the role alone, though his industry experience with art and VFX will surely assist in excelling with the role.
When Colin Trevorrow attended the grand opening of Jurassic World: The Ride at Universal Studios. he told Variety that he's thinking about the movie that's in front of him and taking them as they come. "I'm kind of a one movie at a time kind of guy, so my eyes are on this one," he says. "And it's a celebration of everything that has existed in the franchise up until now."
When Colin Trevorrow sat down with Entertainment Weekly in 2018, he confirmed that co-leads Chris Pratt (dinosaur researcher Owen Grady) and Bryce Dallas Howard (former park operations manager Claire Dearing) would be reprising their roles in Jurassic World 3. That was pretty much a given, but Trevorrow (who is co-writing the upcoming trilogy closer with Pacific Rim: Uprising scribe Emily Carmichael) also said that "there's other characters who we'll meet in Fallen Kingdom you'll realize are major characters." Now that we've seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we can hazard a guess at who Trevorrow was talking about here. Pratt and Howard are the only two actors officially confirmed for Jurassic World 3 right now, but Isabella Sermon will most likely be back as Maisie Lockwood, the genetically-engineered progeny of John Hammond's late business associate, Benjamin Lockwood. Maisie was adopted by Owen and Claire at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This, coupled with the fact that she released the cloned dinosaurs at the end of that film ("I had to, they're alive like me"), presumably setting up the events of Jurassic World 3, means she's bound to play a part in the upcoming sequel. Justice Smith's systems analyst Franklin Webb and Daniella Pineda's paleo-veterinarian Zia Rodriguez also escaped Isla Nublar with their lives, so both could potentially pop up in Jurassic World 3. As of now, though, their involvement remains unconfirmed.
Colin Trevorrow said about the film: "It's a celebration of everything that has existed in the franchise up until now I can confirm nothing. But nothing would make me happier than to be able to work with any of those people."
When asked if she was ready for the popular Universal movies to be ending yet, Bryce Dallas Howard said she would really prefer if there were more, noting: "To be going into a third movie and to feel just as much excitement and support and kind of wonder and awe as I did the first time, that says a lot. I love [co-star] Chris Pratt. He's my brother, you know, I just love him. I love [director] Colin Trevorrow so much, and [executive producer] Steven Spielberg certainly doesn't suck."
According to a new report, JW3 will bring the franchise back to Pinewood Studios. While no shooting dates were confirmed, the previous entry in the series, Fallen Kingdom, shot there as well. Other recent blockbuster productions to utilize the space include Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Marvel's Eternals, Black Widow and the upcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die. It's highly likely the production will utilize real-world locations as well, but it hasn't been revealed precisely where that will be. Previous entries filmed quite a bit in Hawaii, but since Isla Nublar has been wiped off the map, that may not be the case this time around.
Chris Pratt, was so psyched about having Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neil participate in JW3, saying: "Just in case you hadn't seen the news. It's finally happening. Get ready for what is absolutely without a doubt going to be the biggest, baddest and best, movie of the franchise."
Colin Trevorrow was the first to admit that he wants the third Jurassic World a paleontological approach film to go "back to basics", with a more "true to nature" approach, featuring wild dinosaurs (as nature intended, no hybrids need apply!), and that mirrors the backbone of the movie that started it all.
Colin Trevorrow reported that John Nolan and his studio had been tapped to lead the production of the animatronic dinosaurs Most recently Nolan and his studio put together the breathtaking animatronics used in the Netflix series "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance." Nolan also worked on animatronics for numerous commercials, some films, and is well known for his work on the "Spy in the Wild" nature series. (Note: the majority of non-animatronic puppetry work on Dark Crystal was done by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.) Trevorrow seemed to be equally excited about the news. In the interview with Empire Film, he announced that work has already begun on the animatronics for the third film. Colin enthusiastically shared the following: "We've got everyone [at Pinewood Studios] carving dinosaurs out of clay. If any of you have seen the Dark Crystal on Netflix, John Nolan who did all of the animatronics for the Dark Crystal is doing the animatronics on Jurassic World 3. He's starting to actually build things, and we're going to his workshop and seeing the things he's doing with eyes and joint movement. He's really innovating in a really exciting way."
It was previously reported that Neal Scanlan, who did the animatronics on Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom (2018), would be returning to do this film. However, Neal choose to depart the project due to other opportunities causing scheduling conflicts.
Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill will reprise their roles for the third film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news was revealed at screening of Jurassic Park hosted by director Colin Trevorrow held at Arclight in Los Angeles.
"In this movie, I get to have absolutely one of my favorite actors in the world," Colin Trevorrow explained while introducing Dern at a Q&A inside the ArcLight Hollywood theater. "She also happens to have been in Jurassic Park."
Laura Dern, whose recent career renaissance has included stellar turns on several prestige television series, a return to her long fruitful collaboration with David Lynch, and a key supporting role in the new Star Wars trilogy, then coyly introduced the news about her returning co-stars. "I love dinosaurs," Dern told the screening audience, affecting the warm but controlled tones of a second grade teacher guiding children through a museum. "I love that you love them like we do. And--if it's not asking too much--if I'm getting to join this party again, I would hate to not bring my friends Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum with me."
It's been a rumor around the internet for some time that while Colin Trevorrow was being courted to direct one of the recent Star Wars films, he routinely discussed having a moment where the "Big 3" of that franchise (Luke, Han, and Leia) share a scene, but it never came to pass (and coincidentally, he never directed one of those films). Perhaps learning from that period of his life, he decided that he'd better get the Big 3 of the JP franchise together for one final film. It seems only natural that the send-off of his portion of the franchise, the Jurassic World trilogy, include the old guard in a major way. According to Trevorrow, they will have substantial roles in this film.
Dr. Henry Wu began as a minor character in Jurassic Park, a geneticist and research scientist who primarily focused on the breeding and hatching of the dinosaurs in preparation for opening the theme park. In the books, he had a much larger role, which the Jurassic World films sought to explore. B.D. Wong has been the main villain (other than the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor) of the Jurassic World films, ambitiously attempting to make more dangerous dinosaur hybrids. He didn't get his comeuppance in Fallen Kingdom, so perhaps that will be saved for the epic climax.
A fan theory indicated that Ingen might be cloning sabertooth tigers, as a possible piece of evidence for this theory comes in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), as a skull of a sabertooth tiger is featured among the collection of fossils in Lockwood Manor. This could indicate that InGen may have access to some of their DNA as well.