Bryce Dallas Howard has been talking about the journey that her character has gone on across the first two Jurassic World movies, and has been speculating about where that might take her in the forthcoming Jurassic World 3.
Speaking to FANDOM’s Matt Donato in the run-up to the September 18 Blu-ray release of Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, Howard also said that she hopes to see more classic Jurassic Park characters following in the footsteps of Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong by showing up in the new trilogy.
Re-Introducing Old Characters
Bryce Dallas Howard: “It’s really huge for the saga to have the characters who were involved with establishing the story and original park. It makes it — for us, the actors who are in this second tier of the franchise — it connects the whole story. Naturally for the third, *absolutely* there’s going to be more characters.
“Chris [Pratt] and I have already talked a lot with everyone who’s involved in the third movie about where our characters could go and where the story is going. It is pretty exciting; it’s really cool.
“I would say that in terms of Claire’s journey overall, in the first film she realised that her actions were out of line with her own values. She was only caring about the bottom line and as a result, lives were lost. A totally catastrophic situation overall. The Claire that we meet in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is very changed. She’s someone who is back on track; she’s on a mission and she’s taking responsibility for the events of the first Jurassic World. She’s doing everything in her power to step up.”
Facing New Challenges
Bryce Dallas Howard: “I think for the third movie it’s unclear. It’s a grey area. If you do this, then there are these consequences. If you do that, there are these consequences, you know? There’s no clear right path to choose, and so I think for Claire she’s going to constantly be faced with these impossible decisions.
“The thing that is good for Claire at the end of the movie is the fact that these animals didn’t die. That everything didn’t end that day in Lockwood’s mansion. That they survived. The bad stuff is that these are dangerous animals being released into a civilian population completely unprepared to deal with these kinds of animals. That’s a problem.
“Perhaps even more of a problem is the fact that dino-DNA is out there and the technology is out there now for anyone to take advantage of and that is something that is very terrifying and there are a lot of unknowables and I’m sure it’s something that Claire is going to need to figure out, hopefully with help from other people who have expertise in this area.”
Disagreeing with Ian Malcolm
Bryce Dallas Howard: “Jeff Goldblum, him being in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, was huge for us… I love that Claire and Dr. Ian Malcolm are on totally different sides of the spectrum in terms of their beliefs as to how to handle this current situation. With this technology and these animals. They’re both good people. It really shows us as an audience, what are we going to do? How will we survive when we can’t even come to a decision as to how to deal with the fact that these creatures are alive and out there? Now this technology is accessible to anyone.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now available on Digital and arrives on Blu-ray September 18.