'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': Chris Pratt tries to save dinos from extinction in first trailer

Marcus Errico
Deputy Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

The sky is falling — but luckily for the dinosaurs of Jurassic World, Chris Pratt is around to save the day. Or get fried trying.

After a week of teases, the first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, arrived Thursday night, promising the most intense dinosaur action that the Jurassic World franchise has ever seen. In this sequel to 2015’s blockbuster Jurassic World, set four years after the events in that film, we find former park administrator Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard, finally swapping her signature high heels for more practical footwear) attempting to recruit bitter ex-boyfriend and raptor whisperer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to lead a mission back to Isla Nublar to help rescue the reptilian residents, including his pal Blue, from the magma bombs of an erupting volcano.

As Owen puts it, “What could go wrong?”

So, so much.

Owen and baby Blue in a flashback scene. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Cue prehistoric creatures tooling around the remains of the amusement park. Then there’s Owen urging his team members to “run!” amid a cloud of smoke and rampaging dinosaurs. We get a killer Carnotaurus versus T. rex confrontation. And finally our heroes’ gyrosphere careens toward an ocean-facing cliff amid a full-on stampede … and only one way down.

The T. rex takes down a Carnotaurus. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Also returning for more dino danger is Dr. Chaos himself, Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who we see testifying at some kind of government hearing, telling the assembled politicos that “life will find a way.”

The dinosaurs face a new extinction event. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

B.D. Wong is back as the scheming geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, while newcomers include James Cromwell, Geraldine Chaplin, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, and Justice Smith (from Netflix’s The Get Down), who it appears will be sharing plenty of screen time with Pratt. J.A. Bayona directs.

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom erupts into theaters on June 22, 2018. Check out the new poster:

(Image: Universal Pictures)

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