You Can Expect A Political Flavor To ‘Jurassic World 2’ And A Darker Film Too

The #DumpStarWars crowd might not find sanctuary in the Jurassic World franchise from the sounds of things. We’ll give you a moment to have a think about what your life would be like if you boycotted space and dinosaur movies for their politics.

A Monster Calls director J.A. Bayona has been tapped to direct the upcoming sequel and in a new interview with Coming Soon, Bayona notes the film will have a healthy supply of the political subtext familiar to the series while not sacrificing blockbuster thrills in the process.

“I think there’s a lot of that in the new ‘Jurassic.’ I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations,” he explained. “I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading. It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It’s darker… but at the same time it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones.”

The arrival of this “darker” entry into the Jurassic universe is still in the distance. Filming is expected to begin next spring with a release date currently lined up for June 22, 2018.

(Via Coming Soon)