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The new Jurassic World short film is now online, bridging the gap between Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the upcoming third film. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and co-written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael, it’s a familiar Jurassic Park franchise scenario: a family getting attacked by dinosaurs.
Fallen Kingdom ended with Jurassic World’s dinosaurs escaping into the wild, adding a dangerous new element to the ecosystem. Battle at Big Rock is our first look at that strange new world, with a young family confronting some unexpected dinosaurs while on a camping trip. It’s a cool scene, but if anything, the credits are better, sharing some found footage clips of dinosaurs out there in the real world.
Jurassic World 3 comes out in 2021, shifting the franchise away from its usual theme park setting. Could this family return for a bigger role, or did Trevorrow just cast Moonlight actor André Holland for a one-off short?
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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor