(Note: This post contains spoilers for the end of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Read on at your own risk!)
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” finds its protagonists struggling to save the genetically engineered dinosaurs of the Jurassic World theme park from extinction. But this is a “Jurassic World” movie, and as you’ve probably guessed, things don’t so great with the attempts to cage up dinosaurs — even ones you’re saving from a volcano.
The “Jurassic World” franchise doesn’t come to end with “Fallen Kingdom,” and in the modern world of cinematic universes and long-running series, blockbuster movies often get post-credits scenes to tease where their sequels might go next. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has just such a post-credits scene, and it hints at where and when humans might find themselves tangling with dinosaurs.
The movie ends with a whole bunch of dinosaurs escaping into the northern California wilderness, after Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) attempts to sell the last surviving dinosaurs from the Jurassic World theme park to the highest bidders in his basement. Protagonists Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) manage to disrupt many of the sales, and that leads to a bunch of people getting eaten before the dinosaurs get free — turning our world into “Jurassic World,” get it?
In the final moments of “Fallen Kingdom,” we see the velociraptor Blue escape into the forest just before the credits roll. But Blue isn’t the only loose dinosaur, and several others have already been shipped away following their sale. Dinosaurs are now loose in the world, and apart from the ones that are wandering the forests of California, it’ll now be possible for other people to genetically engineer their own giant extinct creatures
The post-credits scene gives a hint at the future of dinosaurs hunting humans that “Jurassic World” will undoubtedly deal with in upcoming movies. The short scene finds a group of flying Pteranodons circling, and then landing on, the Eiffel Tower. Except, as the camera pulls back, it becomes apparent it isn’t the real Eiffel Tower — it’s the replica in Las Vegas.
We know “Jurassic World 3” is already in the works, so the post-credits scene suggests the next movie might take place in the Sin City, where there would be plenty of hapless humans to get chomped. It seems like a winner for a movie about people trying to avoid getting eaten by huge creatures, with lots of big, over-the-top locales like casinos and theaters for raptors and T-Rexes to trash. We’ll have to wait until the next movie to find out what exactly might go on there, and why Las Vegas might be significant to the “Jurassic World” story, however.