It’s official: ‘Jurassic World’ gets a sequel

24 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Jurassic World 2′: Why It’s Pretty Cool That Bryce Dallas Howard Will Be Back.

Universal officially announced a sequel to Jurassic World yesterday, right as the film surpassed The Avengers to become the third-biggest worldwide box-office champion of all time.The pair will reprise their roles as Velociraptor expert and trainer Owen Brady and theme park operations manager Claire Dearing in the fifth Jurassic Park film, reported Variety.This year’s season started on a hopeful note, with Charlize Theron eclipsing Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road, and becoming the film’s true action hero. The untitled film (which I will be referring to as Jurassic World 2 for convenience) will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, with a screenplay by Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly.

Steven Spielberg will be an executive producer on the sequel, which Universal has scheduled for a release in June 2018, while director Colin Trevorrow will co-write the screenplay with Derek Connolly. What followed in its wake hasn’t been terrible – by Hollywood standards – with the female-led Spy, Trainwreck and Pitch Perfect 2 all making loads of cash. The announcement says the new one, which does not yet have a name, will include both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. (The studio didn’t say if she’ll be running in heels again.) Colin Trevorrow, who directed World, will be a scriptwriter and will exec produce, but Universal hasn’t named a director. (Jurassic World has a long way to go before it surpasses either of the two highest-grossing movies ever.

Steven Spielberg who was the director of Jurassic Park in 1993 and the sequel in 1997, will be executive producer, while Frank Marshall will serve as producer. The bespoke bike, ridden by Chris’ character as he raced alongside Raptors, has already attracted 46 bids and is currently at 16,750 Australian dollars (£7,952).

Jurassic World beat them all at the box office, recently becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time – with a just-announced sequel in the works. Avatar brought in $2.79 billion, and Titanic $2.18 billion.) ESPN says Maria Sharapova and Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov, a couple since 2012, are a couple no longer. In that first film, when cloning dinosaurs became possible, a wealthy man comes up with the idea of creating a theme park in which families could come see the creatures. The Jurassic World released in June has achieved a great success in the history of Universal by earning 1.52 billion U.S. dollars at box offices worldwide. Proceeds from the sale of the bike, which will also include a certificate of authenticity, will go to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, an annual motorcycle event aimed at raising funds to help prostate cancer research.

It is beaten only by 2009’s “Avatar” (2.79 billion U.S. dollars) and 1997’s “Titanic” (2.19 billion U.S. dollars), according to the statistics recorded by box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. There are only three Scramblers customised for the film – one was presented to Chris as a gift, the second is displayed at Triumph’s headquarters in the UK and the third is the one being auctioned. I haven’t yet seen Amy Schumer’s new movie Trainwreck, but I understand that the popular comedian plays someone who is not, shall we say, a paragon of traditional sexual morality. Schumer said her character is “me 10 years ago,” and a minute later KIIS radio host Matt Tilley asked her: “Do you have the word ‘skanky’ in America?” Amy, who’s touring down there promoting the picture, grinned sweetly and went ballistic: “We do have that word.

Audiences expecting Pratt to take center stage in Jurassic World were then no doubt surprised to discover that Howard’s character, Claire, propels much of the action. It’s largely thanks to Claire’s lofty aspirations that the film’s chief villain, the Indominus Rex, even exists, and it’s Claire who forces Pratt’s raptor tamer to venture deep into the park to rescue her nephews, thus setting in motion most of Jurassic World’s action set pieces. Why did she just pop in your mind? … That’s a rude question.” I thought Marvin Gaye coined the warning “believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear.” Then I looked it up: Edgar Allan Poe, Benjamin Franklin … the line is old, and attributed to various aphorists. When a male-centric movie does well and spawns a sequel, it is all-but-certain that the male lead returns, but it is not always a guarantee that the female lead will return. Now its latest cover splashes this “getting married” story. (“Suri’s the perfect flower girl!”) Emily was Tom’s aide during the filming of Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.

While “World” received a fairly negative reception from critics, many praised Pratt’s performance, calling him “tremendously likeable” and “effortlessly engaging.” Pratt delivered a star-making turn last summer in the comic book movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” In addition, the movie series still has a reputation as an event for all (or at least many) ages. Doubtless parents would keep the youngest kids away, but the “cool, dinosaurs!” aspect will no doubt draw most children and teenagers, and adults most likely feel they can find in a “Jurassic” movie an adventure film that most would enjoy. Even when the film somewhat revolves around a central romance as its primary narrative function (Mission: Impossible II and Mission: Impossible III), the next chapters forget about the prior relationship or shapes themselves into narrative pretzels in order to justify said character’s exclusion this time around. It would be unthinkable for 22 Jump Street to proceed without Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, but Brie Larson not returning was accepted without a second glance, with Jonah Hill trading her in for Amber Stevens West. The original films built their first movies partially around a lead male character becoming mature enough to win the hand of the respective female lead.

Megan Fox would have made it through three Transformers movies instead of just two had Steven Spielberg not allegedly taken offense at her jokingly comparing Michael Bay to Hitler. It was all-but-preordained that Linda Fiorentino would not return for Men in Black II, that Courtney Cox would not return for Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls or that Cody Horn would not return for Magic Mike XXL. Even the narrative continuity of the first film was not enough to justify swapping out one attractive young woman for another the second time out, as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Ted 2 prove.

Starting in 2001, with Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, and (over the next two years) Spider-Man and Pirates of the Caribbean, we started seeing explicitly connected sagas where basically everyone came back. The Marvel films have mostly continued this positive trend, with Tony Stark’s relationship with Pepper Potts extending towards three Iron Man movies and one Avengers film and Natalie Portman returning for at least the first Thor sequel.

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