With the first trailer drop for Jurassic World 2 just around the corner, coming with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Colin Trevorrow and Universal have opted to give the public a short tease in the form of a new 15-second piece of footage. Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, as it has now been officially named, picks up sometime after the events of Jurassic World that saw the dinosaurs once again break free and cause a little bit of damage, to say the least.
The franchise’s new central characters Owen, played by Chris Pratt, and Claire, by Bryce Dallas Howard, return for the sequel which now sees Trevorrow taking the director’s chair, having co-written and produced (but not helmed) the first 2015 film. The Fallen Kingdom also sees the reintroduction of Jurassic Park veteran actor Jeff Goldblum as the smooth-talking, somewhat self-obsessed Ian Malcom, while also bringing well-known performers Toby Jones and James Cromwell into the fold.
Trevorrow tweeted the first-look footage, which can be viewed below, showing Pratt’s Owen playing with a young velociraptor, much like the raptors he was training up in Jurassic World:
Owen’s love and particular interest in raptors, along with the franchise’s general focus on them, indicates that the series will continue to feature the clever creatures heavily, and The Fallen Kingdom could further explore the nature and intelligence of the pack-hunters.
Animated dinosaurs aside, the shared footage doesn’t seem as though it’s fully finished and is perhaps not going to be a part of the soon-to-be-released full-length trailer but rather a small general tease of the movie as a whole to increase public awareness of the project’s existence.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is expected for theatrical release June 8th, 2018.