JURASSIC WORLD Timeline and Possible Dinosaur Appearances Revealed by Director Colin Trevorrow

     November 29, 2013


We’ve yet to receive any official plot description for director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, but we’re slowly piecing together some evidence from his own Twitter account.  He hasn’t posted any Earth-shattering news of late, but rather bits and pieces which we can use to support other unverified rumors that have been floating around.  What we do know at the moment is that Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins star in the 3D sequel due out June 12, 2015.  For more on the film’s timeline and possible characters, hit the jump.

colin-trevorrow-jurassic-worldHere’s what Trevorrow recently revealed via Twitter about the timeline of Jurassic World:

Karn Bains ‏@pfcbains916
@colintrevorrow Mr. Trevorrow, everytime I read something, it says JW is a reboot. Please tell us that its not a reboot?! I’m going bonkers!

Colin Trevorrow ‏@colintrevorrow
@pfcbains916 Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.

That seems to support the previous plot description we posted when reporting on Idris Elba’s possible casting, as follows:

“Jurassic World” is set in present day Isla Nublar, now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.

jurassic-world-logoIn addition to commenting on Jurassic World’s timeline, Trevorrow previously referenced the gigantic oarfish that washed up on the coast of California earlier this year.  Support of aquatic dinos in Jurassic World or just a matter of curiosity?

Colin Trevorrow ‏@colintrevorrow
“They are likely responsible for sea serpent legends throughout history.” http://cbsn.ws/19LfzwH 

On a technical note, Trevorrow also mentioned that Jurassic Park’s production designer, Rick Carter, has been collaborating on Jurassic World, but is currently involved with the world-building of Star Wars: Episode VII:

Colin Trevorrow ‏@colintrevorrow
@JurassicPark14 Rick Carter has been a close collaborator as we’ve built our world, but right now he’s focusing on another galaxy.

The moral of the story is this: Ask Trevorrow your JP4 questions while you can before he’s inundated with them closer to the movie’s release.  You never know!

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  • Ched Groundheggin

    I really hope this does mean a return to scifi for the series. After the first hour of the first film, the series turned into a series of monster movies.

    • Steven

      I’ve never understood that gripe. If dinosaurs are let loose around humans, they will eat them.

      • Ched Groundheggin

        no doubt, that is to be expected, but the series should also have scifi elements-

    • DavidisALLright

      I’ll agree that the sequels became monster movies, but I don’t see anything wrong with the first film’s 2nd and 3rd act.

      • Ched Groundheggin

        the first film overall is a success- i don’t have much beef- i’m a fan-

    • GrimReaper07

      Yes, it became a monster movie. I don’t see how that’s a bad thing. “The Thing”, “Jaws” and “King Kong” are all monster movies and they’re classics.

  • axalon

    I’m enjoying Trevorrow’s openness with the fans, looking forward to this movie

  • milk

    No offense but I hate the casting of Ms. Howard…….she is so bland

    • DavidisALLright

      Here’s the thing: She showed a lot of promise when she was in The Village and Lady in the Water. The sad thing is that those were M. Night movies, which then got worse and worse.

      And she was okay in the other roles later one, her better ones being maybe The Help.

      I guess my point is that the direction of her career has always been weird, but she’s young enough to keep things on track from this point on. Or get a new agent?

      • Kevin

        She was also pretty good in 50-50.

    • pk

      her casting is huge let down considering the previous movies had talent like laura dern and julianne moore. hope she has a very small role in it

  • Guest

    Excuse me while I get all scientific here

    “aquatic dinos” isn’t technically accurate.

    Plesiosaurs, Icthyosaurs, Pterosaurs etc are not classified as dinosaurs, they fit into different groups of giant reptiles that existed during the same time period.

    There’s no such thing as “aquatic dinosaurs” or “flying dinosaurs”

    • hockablah

      you must be really fun at parties.

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