‘Jurassic Park’: director convinced Steven Spielberg to change franchise name to ‘Jurassic World’

When the fourth film in the “Jurassic Park” franchise came out in 2015, it came up with a new brand: “Jurassic World”. The franchise name change has been difficult to accomplish, director Colin Trevorrow has revealed.

In an interview with Collider, Trevorrow revealed that it took DAYS to convince Steven Spielberg to make the switch.

“Changing the name of the franchise took time. It was called Jurassic Park and, if you can imagine at the time, they were well married there. So I wrote an email very carefully to Steven (Spielberg) asking if I could change the name of his franchise. It wasn’t a fight, but it took a weekend to convince him, ”he revealed.

To Trevorrow’s credit, the name change not only worked, but a success as well.

The 2015 film grossed over $ 1.6 billion at the box office worldwide, making it the biggest box office in the entire franchise (even adjusting the original 1994 value for the inflation).

Additionally, Trevorrow revealed that “Jurassic World: Domain” will have more practical effects than previous films in the trilogy.

“Our proposal was to work with more practical effects in all the films of the trilogy since the first one. So we created more animatronics for the third movie, there are more effects than we had in the previous two.

The filmmaker seemed excited to say that the visual effects team had improved editing techniques to mix animatronics with digital touches.

“Over the past two months we’ve discovered a new way to merge digital expansions into animatronics, combining the texture and fidelity level of dolls without realizing the difference. So it’s very exciting for me.

He also talked a bit about the return of the original cast after their absence in the last two films.

“We had to find a reason why Ellie, Malcolm and Grant went to the theme park exactly the same day it was destroyed… Again. The upcoming film allows characters inherited from the original films to become part of the story in a natural and compelling way. [A roteirista] Emily Carmichael and I call this sequence “Jurassic Park VI” because it really is. “

It should be remembered that the premiere of the film was postponed until June 10, 2022 (one year after its initial release).

The new film will feature the return of Dr Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum).


Dr Alan Grant

Played by Sam Neill, Dr. Alan Grant was the main protagonist of Jurassic Park (1993) and Jurassic Park III (2001). One of the world’s foremost paleontologists, Grant specialized in the study of velociraptors, having worked on theories of reproduction, socialization, and vocalization of these animals.

Dr Ellie Sattler

Now an Oscar winner, Laura Dern will return as everyone’s favorite Paleobotany. She played Dr. Sattler in Jurassic Park (1993) and Jurassic Park III (2001).

Dr Ian Malcolm

The franchise’s most boring (and still right) character had previously appeared in a cameo in Jurassic World: Threatened Kingdom (2018). In the film, he appears to be giving testimony to the Supreme Court, coming out against the rescue of the dinosaurs and claiming that the world will now be living in a new era. The return of Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) should bring a lot of sarcasm and chaos theory.

Tim murphy

Joe Mazzello was a child star of the 1990s, who took on minor roles in recent years, and now has a chance to return to the limelight with his return as young Tim Murphy, one of John Hammond’s grandchildren, who survived the incidents at Jurassic Park. .

Dr Henry Wu

Introduced as a secondary character in Jurassic Park, in the books we know the real importance of Wu. With the new franchise, the comic book character Wong has gained relevance, becoming the big bad of the new franchise. This comeback may be his last appearance in the franchise, or he may keep running to continue creating dinosaurs left and right.

Lewis dodgson

Having a small role in the first film, Dodgson is the chief engineer of BioSyn, a rival company of InGen, which wanted to steal embryos from Jurassic Park so his company could recreate dinosaurs as well. As animals roam the world, he, who will now be played by Campbell Scott, must play a key role in the plot.

Owen Grady

One of the big draws of the new franchise is the science-based velociraptor trainer Chris Pratt provides. His return was certain since the first film and should now bring him a more “fatherly” role, given the events of Jurassic World: Kingdom Threatened.

Claire Dearing

Bryce Dallas Howard went from being a Jurassic World scientist / director to being a dinosaur rights activist in a movie. The evolution of the character is obvious and we can expect it to develop even more for the third film.

Maisie Lockwood

The events of Jurassic World: Threatened Realm have taken little Maisie under the wings of Owen and Claire. She has the whole issue of cloning and genetic manipulation tied to her story and that can be a big plot point as well.

Barry sembene

Played by the monstrous Omar Sy, Barry is one of those dealing with the Velociraptors in Jurassic World. He has few scenes in the film, but his return indicates that the kidnappers will be an important part of the film.

Lowery Cruthers

Jake Johnson lived Lowery in the first Jurassic World. The character was the guy from TI, who served as a comedic relief. A fan of the original park, Lowery will return in a mysterious way. All that is known is that he survived the park incidents in 2015.

Franklin webb

Another computer guy used as a comic relief, Franklin (Judge Smith) traveled to Nublar Island as a member of Claire’s NGO for Prehistoric Life and ended up being more disturbing. than to help. Full of fear, he is afraid, but very good with computers.

Zia Rodriguez

Daniella Pineda’s paleovet was instrumental in the survival of Velociraptor Blue. Maybe his return has to do with a new job, maybe even something in government.


The T-Rex from Jurassic Park, which Colin Trevorrow says is the same as the one in Jurassic World is called Roberta. And she is more than confirmed in the third film.

Still unknown

Actress DeWanda Wise will star in the new Jurassic World.

Actors Dichen Lachman, DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, Scott Haze and John Flanagan have also been confirmed in the film, but in roles not yet defined.

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