Although it’s set on the same island as Jurassic Park, little else is known about the upcoming Jurassic World… but will we revisit some classic dino theme park locations?
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has been rather vocal on Twitter when it comes to his latest film project. And after revealing a number of behind-the-scenes images, it seems he may be hinting that we’re heading back to some iconic Jurassic Park scenes… even if it is set twenty-two years later.
His latest image features a close-up of the ‘East Dock’ sign from the original Jurassic Park. A sign which not only points to a major location from the movie, but became a plot point in itself when the despicable Dennis Nedry (played by Wayne Knight) ran over the sign on the way to the dock as he attempted to sell a canister of stolen dino DNA.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) September 22, 2014
Of course, the East Dock was most of the Jurassic Park staff exited the island following the dinosaur outbreak… but was also where Nedry was heading before his untimely death at the scaly hands of a Dilophosaurus.
But does this mean we’ll see East Dock once more? Or could there be a bit more to it than that?
The fact that the East Dock sign exists in Jurassic World suggests that we’ll be getting a glimpse of some of the old island which still exists outside of their new, fully-functioning theme park.
Of course, it could also be our first hint at the actual plot of Jurassic World. Could the lost can of dinosaur DNA (dropped by Nedry as he tried to escape the dinosaur) have eventually been recovered? Could the can still be out there, only to be found by some poor, unsuspecting chump?
Although the specially-designed can would only keep the dinosaur embryos cool for a short length of time, could the DNA be scavenged? I get the feeling that Chris Pratt might end up being our poor, unsuspecting chump after all.
Either way, it’s interesting that the East Dock sign is in a terrible state of repair… and that might suggest that there’s a good reason not to venture outside of the Jurassic World park itself. Are there still dangerous dinosaurs loose on Islar Nublar? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
What do you make of this awesome image? Will Jurassic World tie into the original film? Let us know what you think in the comments below…