While there hasn’t been any word as to how well he did on the job, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has already ruled out returning to oversee a followup film.
As Trevorrow hits the promotional rounds for the upcoming film, he told BadTaste.it (via Coming Soon) –
Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director.
Currently Jurassic World is tracking for an opening weekend of over $100 million, so something would need to go seriously wrong for the film not to make enough money for Universal to pass on the idea of a sequel.
While I am looking forward to seeing what Trevorrow has done to relaunch the dinosaurs-run-amuck franchise, based on the strength of his 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed, I would like to see him working on some more character-oriented science-fiction films. Trevorrow hasn’t announced what his next project will be and I bet that he has his choice of material being offered him, so it will be interesting to see in which direction he chooses to go.
Jurassic World opens June 12.