The plot of upcoming "Jurassic World" sequel "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" has been kept more heavily guarded than a vault of dino DNA. Now, one of the film's stars has finally revealed a few details about what audiences can expect from the hotly anticipated flick.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays former park manager Claire Dearing in the series, says that she and Chris Pratt's character, raptor trainer Owen Grady, are teaming up once again. This time, rather than save their own skins, they're trying to save all the dinosaurs who overran the park at the end of the last film from yet another extinction event after a volcano threatens to destroy the island. And, okay, yes, trying to prevent themselves from also getting killed in the process.
Here's how Howard describes the situation to EW:
"Claire's founded an organization, Dinosaur Protection Group, and they're finding a way to get these dinosaurs off the island," Howard says. "She reaches out to Owen Grady to let him know this is happening." Hmm. "Reaches out"? It seems Howard and Pratt's burgeoning relationship now falls under the heading of "It's complicated." "When you see them at the beginning of this story, you get caught up as to what's going on," Howard says. "But it's not what you would necessarily expect."
So that explains why Claire and Owen would return to Isla Nublar. (Well, kind of. We wouldn't be so easily convinced to go back to a place teeming with prehistoric beasts that could kill us with one well-timed chomp or stampede, but that's just us.) And that also helps sort out why they'd seek the guidance of Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum, who's reprising his role from the first two flicks), who actually has seen firsthand how a T-rex can be transported to the mainland.
A new trailer tease shared by producer Colin Trevorrow offers a glimpse of a subdued dino, likely on its way off the island, along with the Chris Pratt declaration, "This is gonna be awesome." We can only imagine. Check it out below (and re-watch the first trailer tease here). The full trailer will debut on Thursday.
More teeth. pic.twitter.com/cIxukFoXVK— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) December 4, 2017
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" hits theaters on June 22, 2018.