The director and the writer-producer behind Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom dropped early stocking stuffer-sized presents for dinosaur movie fans.
Helmer JA Bayona tweeted an intriguing image of a child in a museum-like setting filled with dino bones and Colin Trevorrow—who directed Jurassic World—tweeted the brief clip above. It appears to show Fallen Kingdom lead Chris Pratt getting a little too close for comfort with an apparently friendly baby velociraptor.
As to the story behind the movie, Trevorrow gave a brief breakdown at a recent film festival in Spain.
"The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today," he said, "The abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons." In other words, a very conservationist-friendly movie.
In addition to Pratt, the cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, and yes, Jeff Goldblum, who will reprise his role from the Jurassic Park movies as Chaos Theory expert Dr. Ian Malcolm.
While Jurassic World didn't seem to impress the critics, it racked up well over a billion dollars in box office receipts. Expect similarly healthy numbers when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premieres June 22, 2018.