Jurassic World is Essentially a Spiritual Sequel to Jurassic Park..

According to Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, the new movie is practically a direct sequel to the 1993 Jurassic Park

Have you ever wondered why Jurassic World has so many winks towards the first Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park movie? Well according to the movie’s director, Colin Trevorrow, that’s because in theory Jurassic World is a direct sequel to the original movie, pretty much forgetting about the two movies which were released in between. But what does that mean for the continuity of the series? Well, not a lot actually..

The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III aren’t being written out of continuity, however, according to Trevorrow, they’re just being pushed aside due to the two films being set on a different island to Jurassic Park. Jurassic World on the other hand is more of a sequel than the others as it’s set 20 or so years after the events of the original movie. So you’d probably have thought that someone would have learned that dinosaurs and people just don’t mix.. Apparently not.

During the duration of the two films a theme park has been built on the island of Isla Nubar, overseen by manager Claire Dearing, and employs hundreds of starr including Owen Grady, a velociraptor trainer of all things. So, much like Toy Story 3, Jurassic World will be a movie not only for newcomers to the series, but also have enough to keep us old timers interested in the movie. Though I’m more interested in finding out who the clever clogs is that decided to genetically design a new dinosaur.

It seems not only does Trevorrow have a keen interest in recapturing the spirit of the original movie, but he’s also keen to pay tribute to the creator himself..

“I felt like I had a responsibility to do it,” he explains. “Mostly for Steven, in thanks for all he’s done for all of us and how much his movies meant to me in my childhood. But also, if one is asked to do this, it’s almost insulting to everyone else to say no. We’d all love this privilege — to be able to re-create a film that meant so much to us.”

From the last trailer that was released, I certainly felt exactly like I did watching the original movie as a kid. So hell, already Trevorrow deserves a round of applause. Here’s hoping the rest of the movie holds up to my massive expectations.

Thanks, Yahoo Movies.