Just because you can make another Jurassic Park, should you?!
That was the moral crux at the center of the original film and a question that resonated with fans when yet another, inevitable sequel was announced. Well, the answer to both is: Hell yes!
Always say yes to more dinosaurs. Always.
Universal Pictures announced that Jurassic Park 4 has now been given the much cooler title of Jurassic World and will hit theaters June 12, 2015 (after being delayed from its original 2014 release).
Steven Spielberg, who helmed the first two films, will serve as producer, while director duties pass to Colin Trevorrow, director of the buzzy sci-fi indie Safety Not Guaranteed. The film will be in 3-D, but otherwise little is know about plot or casting (Jeff Goldblum seems available?)
Then again, who cares which actors are cast? All that matters is the dinosaurs. Now hold on to your butts, because we have the perfect dino cast for Jurassic World:
Every Jurassic Park film needs a dino villain and the utahraptor would fit that bill perfectly. The velociraptors in the first film were the baddest of bad and a utahraptor is like a super raptor. It clocks in at 23 feet long, 6 feet tall and weighs over 1,000 pounds. Oh, and it suffocates its prey. Clever girl? More like crap-your-pants-terrifying girl.
If there's one thing the Jurassic Park franchise has been lacking, it's water dinosaurs. Cue this aquatic dino, which has a brontosaurus-like neck and mouth filled with deadly needle-like teeth. Imagine being trapped in the water with one of these. Hope you know how to swim...fast!
The sinornithosaurus is like a raptor with wings. The feathered dino may only measure in at 1 foot tall, but they had a venomous bite and were fast (can you run 25 mph? Good luck!). And while they couldn't really fly, perhaps Dr. Hammond's laboratories improvised on this one. In the air, these terrors would put pterodactyls to shame.
In the Jurassic Park franchise, we've only ever seen triceratops in compromising positions (sick and dying in the original, captured in Lost World, etc.). It's time to see some tris in their prime! They have horns for a reason.
We expect at least one dino fake-out per Jurassic Park film. Like the brachiosaurus in the first film, which looked scary, but were just friendly, old herbivores. We're one-upping that with the ankylosaurus, which is covered in steel-like plates like a tank, has horns and a huge, dangerous tail. But at least it won't eat you.
Parasaurolophus have made appearances in all three Jurassic Park films, so they need to be invited back for the latest outing. Especially since the (adorable) duck-billed dinos have only ever had minor cameos in the past. It's time for their breakout role. Hey, they're biologically capable of detecting danger from a distance. That's pretty friggin' cool. Not to mention useful.
Always more T-Rex. Always.
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