The long-awaited return to the land of the dinosaurs is finally coming on June 12th with the release of Jurassic World. Fourteen years have elapsed since the release of the last film in the series, Jurassic Park III, and frankly, we’re ready for a return to the titular theme park. Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World is poised to be one of the biggest hits of the summer. Like us, you probably want to know a few things about this new blockbuster; in particular, why did we have to wait so long for it? We’ve gathered 10 such factoids about Jurassic World that you might not have been aware of.
10. It Originally Wasn’t Set On An Island
In the very early stages of Jurassic World‘s development, the vision of what the film would be looked a lot different from the finished work. After Jurassic Park III was released in 2001, the film’s director Joe Johnston expressed his belief that the next entry in the franchise — referred to as Jurassic Park IV at the time — wouldn’t be set on an island, seeing the next film as a departure from the previous three. Fourteen years of development hell sure changed that idea, as Jurassic World is not only set on an island, it takes place in the very same setting as Jurassic Park!