Colin Trevorrow Won't Direct JURASSIC WORLD Sequel, Compares Franchise to STAR WARS
Jurassic World arrives in theaters in less than two weeks, but the future of the franchise is still up in the air. A sequel hasn't officially been greenlit, but with Universal (and pretty much every other studio, really) playing catch-up to Disney when it comes to giant film franchises, it seems like a no-brainer that if Jurassic World does well, then it will spawn a few more movies down the road.
If that happens, though, director Colin Trevorrow won't be at the helm. BadTaste.It (via ComingSoon) was able to speak with the director at the Paris world premiere of Jurassic World, and when asked if he'd come back to direct a sequel, here's what he had to say:
"Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director."
Since I haven't seen Jurassic World yet, I don't have the information necessary to say whether or not I want to see Trevorrow come back. If Safety Not Guaranteed was any indication, though, he and his writing partner Derek Connolly have a great understanding of storytelling, so I'm hoping the film turns out to be fantastic. I like how he evokes the comparison of Star Wars, and like Paramount's Mission: Impossible, I can definitely see this as a franchise in which different filmmakers come in to build on Steven Spielberg's original foundation.
Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12th.