It's time to return to Jurassic World, but this time it's to save the dinosaurs.
On Thursday, the officialJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer was released, and it's filled with equal parts drama, dinosaurs, and Chris Pratt.
We know that years after the events of the less-than-epic Jurassic World (2015), a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nublar, where the animals have freely roamed after the demise of the park. So Pratt is invited back into the fold to rescue a raptor he raised from birth. Pratt returns as Owen, the former dino-whisperer who still has a thing for his scientist ex, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard). Another asks: "do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur", and ends with Dr. Malcom repeating his famous line "life finds a way". The latest addition to the monster franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, just debuted its first trailer today.
The trailer shows the anticipated return of Goldblum's Ian Malcolm, who is seen testifying at a hearing apparently deciding the fate of the dinosaurs left on the island in the previous films. J.A. Bayona is directing, with "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow and "Jurassic Park" director Steven Spielberg attached as executive producers. When you think of it that way, it's still pretty fun. Plus, there are dinosaurs - lots of dinosaurs - including a close look at the T-Rex. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
The trailer is also expected to play before Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it's released in theaters next month, alongside the recent trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. We're hoping it'll replicate the success of Jurassic World, as opposed to the utter dud that was The Lost World.
There's been a weird lack of excitement surrounding the fact that we're getting another Jurassic Park sequel next year.