Update: Universal has stated that reports that the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer will premiere during Thursday Night Football are incorrect, and the trailer does not have a release date. The original article is below.
Jurassic Park was, famously, “an adventure 65 million years in the making,” but the upcoming sequel to the reinvigorated franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is set to come out just three years after Jurassic World. And, the first trailer for the upcoming dinosaur romp is going to come out very, very soon.
Universal, the studio behind the movies, revealed that the first trailer will air on Thursday, November 30, during the Dallas vs. Washington NFL game on NBC. Because it is 2017, the trailer will also presumably be on YouTube and circulating online instantly, so if you don’t want to watch a football game just to see a minute or so of Chris Pratt running from Velociraptors, you’re probably good.
We have seen a little bit of footage from the movie, which will bring back Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, and Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcom once again. Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World, shared a clip of Pratt giving a lil’ raptor some chin scratches.
Trevorrow is not directing Fallen Kingdom, as Spanish director J.A. Bayona, perhaps best known for the 2007 horror film The Orphanage is behind the camera this go around.
Here’s the official synopsis, which doesn’t really explain why a movie about a dinosaur theme park is somehow a “Fallen Kingdom”:
With all of the wonder, adventure, and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22, 2018.