WALKING IN GIANT FOOTSTEPS
It seemed like it was going to be just another day in the Jurassic fandom — a few posts here and there, but otherwise as quiet as ever. Things changed, however, at 8:14 PM.
At 8:14 PM, Colin Trevorrow well and truly set the community ablaze by sharing the first official photo from the set of the still-untitled Jurassic World 2.
And it’s really something to look at.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) 8 March 2017
The still, which promptly spread like wildfire from both official accounts — including that of the film’s director, J.A. Bayona — and those of fans, is, simply put, stunning.
At first glance, in fact, I thought it was concept art.
Showing a small girl — Lucy, undoubtedly — standing before a looming ceratopsian skull in a hall filled with various other fossils, it promises that 2018’s sequel, whatever the quality of the story, will be a sight to behold. It’s exactly the sort of look I’ve been hoping for since Bayona was announced as director, and I am, as you can probably guess, thrilled.
Now, it’s worth bearing in mind that the final film might well look different — what with colour correction, etc. — but this is, nonetheless, incredibly encouraging.
In a recent post about Jurassic World 2, and how I’m doing my best to keep my expectations in check, I wrote that I don’t want to be as excited as I am for the film, having been so disappointed by the first. But I can’t help it, ladies and gentlemen — on a night like this, as enthusiasm spreads throughout the Jurassic community like wildfire, I’m excited.
Whatever awaits in a darkened cinema in June 2018, tonight is a good night. As producer Frank Marshall himself put it:
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) 8 March 2017
For the moment, I’m glad it does.