The Jurassic World Films Almost All Have Quite Different Titles
Though it may be difficult to believe now, the Jurassic World trilogy almost had alternate titles, as director Colin Trevorrow says.
Trevorrow's Jurassic World series has taken the premise of a dinosaur theme park and built on it in new ways, picking up nearly a decade after the last chapter in the Jurassic Park trilogy was released in theaters. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom elevated the stakes by releasing dinosaurs into the human world, paving the way for a third film in which ancient beasts actually roam the globe. Jurassic World Dominion delves on these global implications and concludes the saga.
Trevorrow said to Collider in an interview about Dominion that he had wanted to alter the title of each Jurassic World film, with the filmmaker originally contemplating significantly simpler titles. Trevorrow imagined them for one specific reason, but as he says, he is completely happy with the final names. Check out the complete comment from the filmmaker below.
“[Jurassic World Dominion] was the first one that kind of stuck. When I first came in, I wanted to change the title each time, which in retrospect was probably crazy because we live in a society. But I wanted to say it was like ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Jurassic Earth’, ‘Jurassic Kingdom’. I just kept changing it. And I think part of it's because I want to make original movies. I wanted to feel like they're each their standalone event. And perfectly happy with the way it turned out. And I know that I already changed the name of this franchise once. So I probably got to chill on that.”
Trevorrow's logic for giving each Jurassic World film its own distinct title makes sense, and it even stands out in today's world of franchises. With every serial seeking to tie one film to the next, Trevorrow's desire to let each part stand alone is admirable. However, given that the finale of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom served as a stepping stone for Dominion, one may argue that the trilogy did not wind up being as distinct as Trevorrow had hoped.
Jurassic World Dominion, with the franchise's largest stakes to date, promises to be a landmark film in the Jurassic Park series. Trevorrow envisioned the picture as a climax to the franchise, a notion shared by many connected with Dominion. Still, there may be more Jurassic Park films in the future, and only time will tell what type of titles they will bear. While Trevorrow's first Jurassic World title suggestions were abandoned, the concept behind them can still be seen in the final products, since each title precisely represents and encapsulates the important events of each film.