We all know that the sixth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise will feature dinosaurs – we’ve seen the teaser for the five-minute preview that was released alongside Fast & Furious 9 in IMAX a few months ago, and we’ve watched Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, at the end of which dozens of dinosaurs are released onto the mainland.
Jurassic World: Dominion will deal with the aftermath of those events, while brand-new game Jurassic World: Evolution 2 also expands upon the concept. And now that production on the new sequel has wrapped, we’ll probably get a trailer soon with all sorts of new dinosaur species on show, some of which director Colin Trevorrow has already confirmed.
Perhaps the biggest clue, though, is that it’s a Jurassic Park movie! But where could the franchise go after Dominion? Will we continue to get more movies that revolve around dinosaurs, or will we arrive at a new frontier of genetic engineering? Here are seven reasons why a future Jurassic World movie may not have any dinosaurs…
7. The New Camp Cretaceous Trailer Has Sabre Tooth Tigers
The hit animated show Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous just got its Season 4 teaser, which gives us plenty of dinosaurs while also introducing the franchise’s first sabre tooth tiger! In the trailer, characters are seen discovering a brand-new facility, where they learn that dinosaurs aren’t the only creatures trying to eat them.
6. Sabre Tooth Tigers Already Exist ‘Off Screen’
In the original 1993 film, you can see a plush sabre tooth tiger toy on a shelf in the Gallimimus Gift Shop at the Visitor Center. These gifts can be seen during the scene in which Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and John Hammond (the late Richard Attenborough) are talking over dessert. So if there’s a toy for this prehistoric cat, then is it possible InGen has created it?
5. They’ve Appeared in Several Video Games
These Pleistocene predators haven’t just been hinted at in previous Jurassic Park movies and the marketing – they’ve appeared in several video games over the years too. Jurassic Park: Builder, Jurassic Park: The Game and more recently, Jurassic World: Alive, are among a few examples in which extinct animals from that era have appeared.
4. There Are Already Six Movies With Dinosaurs
It’s hardly a criticism to say that by the time Jurassic World: Dominion comes out, we’d have had six Jurassic Park movies with dinosaurs in them. After all, that’s the whole premise of the entire franchise. But we’re not even remotely suggesting that we’re bored with seeing them! The more dinosaurs, the merrier!
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3. Jurassic World: Dominion Might Not Be the Last Movie
In 2020, during the production of Jurassic World: Dominion, producer Frank Marshall suggested that the sixth installment in the franchise wouldn’t necessarily be the last movie. While it’s expected that the sequel will wrap up the Jurassic World set of movies, it might not mark the end for the film series altogether. And we wouldn’t be surprised if it did continue.
2. Dinosaurs Aren’t the Only Clones
Many fans really don’t like the fact that a human clone was introduced in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In the film, young Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) discovers that she is the genetic replication of her dead mother, and that her grandfather is actually her father! This serves as one of many twists in the blockbuster sequel.
1. Cloning Is Now Fair Game
Worldwide cloning is something that’s hinted at during the auction scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. When evil financier Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) puts the Indoraptor up for bidding, geneticist Henry Wu (B. D. Wong) tells him that they shouldn’t sell it because it’s a “prototype”. Mills, however, is quick to point out that they can “make more”.
It looks like extinct animals like sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths shouldn’t be ruled out where a future Jurassic Park movie is concerned – or even in the upcoming sequel for that matter. Jurassic World: Dominion stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and will see the return of many original Jurassic Park characters (including those of the dinosaur variety).
Do you think the Jurassic Park series will eventually move away from dinosaurs?