Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has posted six seconds of footage from the sequel, which will be released in 2018. In the clip from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, lead character Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) is seen playing with a baby raptor.
“It’s unclear whether or not the footage is from the actual movie or if it was just taken on set, nor is it confirmed if the baby raptor is CGI or an animatronic,” Indiewire reported. The sequel has been directed by JA Bayona and written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their roles along with new cast members, which includes Geraldine Chaplin, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Ted Levine and James Cromwell.
Jeff Goldblum, who turned out a hilarious performance in the recently released Thor: Ragnarok, will return in the role of scientist Ian Malcolm from the original 1993 film Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel The Lost World.
“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons,” Trevorrow said in an interview.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released worldwide on June 22, 2018. The 2015 movie was a global blockbuster, earning praise for its witty and fast-paced narrative and cutting-edge visual effects and animatronics. The ‘Stand down’ sequence in which Owen tames a group of raptors became a hilarious meme among zoos in America, with trainers posting their own versions of the animals and birds they have similarly soothed by gesturing hypnotically – emus, for instance, as well as turtles.