Confirmed: ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Reveals How It Fits in With Previous Movies

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An Atrociraptor in Malta in 'Jurassic World Dominion'

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The first official trailer for Jurassic World: Chaos Theory (2024) has arrived.

Jurassic Park is about to churn out a number of new sequels. Not only is there a seventh movie in the works tentatively titled Jurassic World 4 (2025) with Godzilla (2014) director Gareth Edwards at the helm and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) star Scarlett Johansson in talks with Universal Pictures to lead, but there’s also an action-adventure video game titled Jurassic Park: Survival (TBA), which acts as a direct sequel to Jurassic Park (1993), in development. And now, a brand-new animated series is heading to Netflix.

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory follows the Netflix animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020 — 2022), which focuses on six teens who become stranded on Isla Nublar after the Jurassic World dinosaur breakout, as seen in the 2015 movie of the same name. While Camp Cretaceous is aimed mainly towards children, Chaos Theory will feel more adult, with showrunner Scott Kreamer recently telling Entertainment Weekly (EW) that it will be “tonally closer to the end of the Harry Potter movies than the beginning.”

Check out the trailer for yourself below, per the official Jurassic World YouTube channel:

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Since the first teaser dropped back in November, which confirmed the return of Darius Bowman (Paul-Mikél Williams) and the original Jurassic Park T-Rex while also hinting that it’s set sometime after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) in which dinosaurs are released into the human world, the series has been mostly shrouded in mystery. But now, the official Chaos Theory trailer reveals plenty, including the return of Sean Giambrone as Darius Bowman’s fellow Nublar teen, Ben Pincus.

We now also know that the series takes place “six years” after Camp Cretaceous Season 1 (the show’s five seasons span one year, although the Season 5 finale jumps forward to Jurassic World Dominion territory), which means it will be set three years after Fallen Kingdom and one year before Dominion, making it both a sequel and a prequel.

The 'Camp Cretaceous' kids running from a Spinosaur
Credit: Universal Studios / DreamWorks / Animation Television / Amblin Entertainment / Netflix

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The show will find Darius and Ben dealing with dinosaurs living among humans while evading a mysterious human enemy who’s “hunting” them for reasons unknown. Per Universal Pictures, the synopsis reads, “After the park has closed, after the kingdom has fallen, a new era of chaos begins.”

While we’re yet to find out whether Yasmina “Yaz” Fadoula (Kausar Mohammed), Kenji Kon (Ryan Potter), Sammy Gutierrez (Raini Rodriguez), and Brooklynn (Jenna Ortega) will be returning to complete “The Nublar Six” (they only appear in the trailer via news footage), it’s worth noting Ben’s stark warning to Darius: “We need to warn the others before it’s too late.”

That said, megastar Jenna Ortega, who plays vlogger Brooklynn in Camp Cretaceous, has had an incredibly busy schedule as of late. While she bowed out of Scream 7 (TBA), she’s set to return in Wednesday Season 2 (TBA) and appear in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice (2024).

The T-Rex roaring in the 'Jurassic World: Chaos Theory' trailer
Credit: Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Animation / Amblin Entertainment / Netflix

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It remains to be seen how the upcoming Jurassic World 4 will fit into the Jurassic timeline. Of course, the working title suggests it will follow Dominion, but there are rumors it will be a prequel or a standalone installment with no obvious ties to the other movies.

It will be released on July 2, 2025.

Camp Cretaceous seasons 1 — 5 and the interactive adventure experience Hidden Adventure are now streaming on Netflix. It stars Paul-Mikél Williams (Darius Bowman), Sean Giambrone (Ben Pincus), Kausar Mohammed (Yasmina “Yaz” Fadoula), Ryan Potter (Kenji Kon), Raini Rodriguez (Sammy Gutierrez), and Jenna Ortega (Brooklynn).

Chaos Theory streams on Netflix on May 24.

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