J.A. Bayona Says ‘Jurassic World 2’ Is A Sequel & ‘Jurassic Park 5’

Director J.A. Bayona says that 'Jurassic World 2' is a sequel and, by extension, also 'Jurassic Park 5'.

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Director J.A. Bayona confirmed that Jurassic World 2 would begin filming in March 2017.

Still on a press tour for his latest movie, A Monster Calls, Bayona was approached about the Jurassic World sequel. He was asked whether or not he thinks the film is a sequel or if its really just Jurassic Park 5. Here’s what he had to say:

“That’s a good question! I think somehow it’s both. It’s a very good question, and what we’re doing is a sequel to Jurassic World, but it’s definitely the fifth chapter of a longer saga. It’s very interesting. It’s always tricky, but you need to find a balance in what people expect to find, and the new stuff you’re bringing to the story. And I think the story is looking for a connection between Jurassic World and Jurassic Park — more than what Jurassic World did.”

Based on his answer, it looks like it falls somewhere in the middle. It serves as a sequel and an extension of the overall world the movie exists in.

Adding on to that, Bayona was also asked about director Colin Trevorrow’s comments regarding BD Wong’s scene at the end of the film. The one where he gets in a helicopter and how that could be very significant in the sequel, Bayona had this to say:

“Sure. I think what this film does is it’s the second chapter of the story that started in Jurassic World, and it’s open to a third chapter too. It’s very interesting in the way that we’re approaching the story, and where we are leading the story. We’re leading the story to a place that the audience is not expecting, and that’s always exciting when you do a sequel.”

What do you think about Jurassic World 2 striking a balance between the earlier franchise films and the new one? Let us know in the comments below!

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

Source: Cinema Blend

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