We have a bit over a month until Jurassic World hits theaters. There have been multiple nods and callbacks to the original film in the trailers we’ve seen thus far, and director Colin Trevorrow recently confirmed Jurassic World will be a direct sequel to Jurassic Park. The folks at SlashFilm spoke with the director who stated that one of the major callbacks to the 1993 original will be the return of THE T-Rex:
I mean, we took the original design and obviously, technology has changed. So, it’s going to move a little bit differently, but it’ll move differently because it’s older. And we’re giving her some scars and we’re tightening her skin. So, she has that feeling of, like, an older Burt Lancaster. And this movie is her Unforgiven.
Wait, did he just compare a Tyrannosaurus Rex to Burt Lancaster and make a reference to Unforgiven in the same breath? Trevorrow further commented on the film’s new dinosaurs and how they were all built anew from the ground up:
We got to build everyone from the ground up because technology has changed so much that everything is a rebuild. And I got to bring in dinosaurs that I’ve always thought deserved a big scene. There’s an Ankylosaurus in this movie; was a really big scene and that’s just a bad ass dinosaur. And there are others. There’s smaller appearances, some bigger appearances. You know, we have an underwater reptile. I’m sure you’ve heard about that. That thing is pretty cool. We have a new kind of flying dinosaur that no one’s ever seen before, you know, in addition to the Pteranodons that are really scary. And I didn’t want to just throw the kitchen sink at it. Each of these movies has done a good job at just very carefully, in a measured way, increasing the new dinosaurs that you see. But, there’s a lot of dinosaurs in the movie for sure.
This sounds great and all but I’m just stuck on that Unforgiven comment.
Hey, I have an idea! Can someone please make an Old West movie starring nothing but dinosaurs? T-Rex can be the bad-ass no-nonsense sheriff. We can give her a handlebar mustache and make things very confusing. Make it happen, Hollywood!
Jurassic World will be released in theaters on June 12.