When Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrived in theaters a couple weeks ago, it did so by treating viewers to an amazing opening scene that involved a lot of suspense and thrilling action. It does a great job of setting up the major theme of the movie of having the dinosaurs roam around in urban areas while establishing the eerie elements director J.A. Bayona added to the movie.
At the time it was believed the scene occurred right before the events of the Fallen Kingdom but writer and executive producer Colin Trevorrow has cleared up the confusion and revealed when exactly the scene takes place.
In an interview with Empire, Trevorrow revealed the opening scene doesn’t take place right before Fallen Kingdom but right after the first Jurassic World.
“The opening scene is set just after [Jurassic World],” Trevorrow said. “There’s three years that pass. We didn’t put that type onto the screen, but the opening scene could even be weeks after or a month after, then time passes to allow them to create that creature.”
While the explanation does help clear up the timeline of events happening in Fallen Kingdom, most notably the time it took to create the Indoratpor, it also sets up new questions. Like how was the Mosasaurus able to roam around the world’s oceans for three years without being spotted?
That’s just a question the creators of Fallen Kingdom are content to leave with fans. For now, they’re moving on to Jurassic World 3, which will have a whole new canvass to work with as dinosaurs are forced to live side by side with humans.