Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will hit theatres in June
Three years after Jurassic World dominated the summer box office, its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is almost upon us.
The new film will premiere on 7th June 2018, which is a full two weeks before its release in the USA. The movie’s publicity campaign has been gradually ramping up in recent weeks, and, as promised, Universal Studios dropped the final trailer for the movie today. You can watch it in full below:
While the trailer doesn’t reveal too much about plot, if they even bother to have one this time around, the key selling points are there. There are stunning CGI dinosaurs aplenty. Chris Pratt returns in the lead role, opposite Bryce Dallas Howard, both of whom are still incredibly attractive. And, last but not least, we have the triumphant return to the franchise of one Jeff Goldblum, esq, who reprises his role as the enigmatic mathematician Dr. Ian Malcom.
Perhaps Goldblum’s involvement is a hollow ploy to get millenials, a generation who remember him so fondly from the first movie in the franchise, out to the theatres. Hollow ploy or not, it will almost definitely work.
Director J.A. Bayona, whose previous work includes the Naomi Watts movie The Impossible, confirmed that Goldblum’s role is small, but has an impact: “He’s more like a cameo – he doesn’t have a major role in the action but it’s definitely a very meaningful one in terms of the story.”
The reaction to the trailer has been mostly positive, making a healthy amount of traction on social media, but whether this translates into box office success remains to be seen. With a budget running into the hundreds of millions, Universal will certainly be hoping for the best.
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