But if you've been wondering where the story might be headed next, the filmmakers just dropped one juicy hint.
In an interview with Wired, "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow -- who is also co-writing the sequel -- as much as confirmed that the next film in the franchise won't be following the formula of its predecessors.
"[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast. I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment," Trevorrow said.
He went on:
And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy. And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie [and] might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?
And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Mesrani, ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur’. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word ‘universe,’ because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe – we’re not.
In other words, all apologies to anyone who was hoping to see the Jurassic Park/World franchise turn into a Marvel-esque juggernaut.
But considering what a rich vein of potential plotlines they'll be tapping into with this "open source dinosaurs" idea, it totally could. Here are just a few ways that "Jurassic World 2" could hit gold by taking dinos global.
Herbivore dinosaurs become everyone's favorite pet!Universal
Once dinosaur tech goes open-source, it'll only be a matter of time before someone starts creating miniature versions of the non-deadly ones, and a tiny baby triceratops becomes the must-have status pet of the year. What could possibly go wrong? (Spoiler alert: Everything.)
Dino-on-dino action battles!
If "Jurassic World" taught us one thing, it's that velociraptors can take instruction -- and if it taught us two things, it's that there's nothing better than a dinosaur fighting a second, bigger dinosaur. And if anyone can create a dinosaur? Televised dino-on-dino battles are an inevitability. Think "Real Steel" meets "Pacific Rim."
A technology race gone wrong!Universal
When multiple companies are scrambling to join the dino-cloning game, corners get cut. And when corners get cut, PEOPLE DIE. Screaming. In the jaws of a dino-chicken.