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  • B-Team Sequel: Colin Trevorrow was only interested in directing one film in the series, so the reigns were handed to J.A. Bayona. Though he's returned for Jurassic World Dominion
  • Fake American:
  • Fake Brit: Sir Benjamin Lockwood, an English character, is played by American actor James Cromwell.
  • Milestone Celebration: The film comes out the year of the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park. The current leading cast promoted a contest for the occasion.
  • Playing Against Type: After playing the Nice Guy in Life of Pi and Prometheus, Rafe Spall plays an unpleasant villain in this film.
  • Production Posse: J. A. Bayona brings in his go-to cinematographer Oscar Faura for this. Frequent collaborator Geraldine Chaplin also has a role.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Maisie's portrayer, Isabella Sermon, said she was a fan of the series, admitting than when she saw it during her dinosaur-loving phase, she was probably too young for it.
  • Recycled Script: The plot has similarities with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, featuring mercenaries sent to the island to capture dinosaurs and having a last act where dinosaurs are brought in the USA and are rampaging. This time however, the dinosaurs are here to stay.
  • Refitted for Sequel:
    • The scene in which a helicopter escape attempt from the island is nearly thwarted by the T. Rex grabbing on to the ladder of the helicopter was originally how the creators intended for the characters to escape Isla Nublar in the first Jurassic Park film.
    • Baryonyx and Carnotaurus, two dinosaurs that were mentioned previously and had been intended to appear in Jurassic Park III, finally make their onscreen debuts in this movie.
    • Allosaurus makes its debut as well; particularly satisfying in that Allosaurus was an actual apex predator of the Jurassic period, whereas T. rex, Carnotaurus, Spinosaurus, Velociraptor and most others seen in the movies are actually from the Cretaceous. If a large theropod deserved a role in a movie with "Jurassic" in the title, it was Allosaurus!
    • Many of Ian Malcolm's statements are taken from Jurassic Park, particularly near the end. Five movies in, and they're still finding things from the books that haven't made it to film yet!
    • The manner in how the Indoraptor is killed, falling onto the horns of a triceratops skeleton, is inspired by the original ending of the first film. Instead of the raptors being killed by a surprise return appearance of the T-Rex, they were climbing over the T-Rex skeleton in the lobby and one would have been killed when the skeleton collapsed to the ground while inside its mouth.
  • Role Reprise: Jeff Goldblum returns as Ian Malcolm 21 years after The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
  • Short Run in Peru: The film was released in most markets a few weeks before the US release date of June 22, 2018. Most non-US releases were spread between late May and mid-June due to the FIFA World Cup, an event massive enough to potentially keep audiences away from movie theaters on prime times and starting in mid-June.
  • Spared by the Cut: Maisie's nanny Iris was killed by the Indoraptor in a deleted scene. Since this didn't make it into the theatrical cut, the last we see of her is when Eli fires her prior to the dinosaur auction, suggesting she left the mansion before the chaos begins.
  • Those Two Actors: This wasn't the first time James Cromwell and Bryce Dallas Howard were on screen together.
  • Viral Marketing: A website was created for the Dinosaur Protection Group founded by Claire and the Extinction Now! of Ian Malcolm.
  • What Could Have Been: Shares part of a page
  • Word of Gay: According to Daniella Pineda, Zia was written as lesbian. But the line that would confirm it was cut.
  • Word of God: Per Colin Trevorrow's Twitter account, not all of the dinosaurs rescued on the Arcadia were shown.
    • It has been suggested that the dinosaurs seen in the Lockwood Manor Museum Hall were taxidermied specimens of early prototypes, before Jurassic Park. This is interesting because some of these specimens have been identified as species discovered relatively recently, such as Concavenator and Dracorex.