Chris Pratt explains the bond between his character, Owen Grady, and Blue the velociraptor in Jurassic World Dominion. Following the box office success of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the story of Owen and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) is set to continue in Jurassic World Dominion. The upcoming action/adventure film, which is directed by Colin Trevorrow, explores the coexistence of dinosaurs and humans after the destruction of Isla Nublar in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
While forging a new story about a world overrun with dinosaurs, Jurassic World Dominion also seeks to explore plot threads established in the first Jurassic World, including the evolving relationship between Owen and Blue, who he helped to nurture and train. The first two Jurassic World films establish that Owen and Blue can communicate on a basic level, with the animal even showing up at several crucial moments to save Owen from other dinosaur threats. After being set free at the end of the previous film, the trailer for Jurassic World Dominion teases that Blue now has a baby named Beta.
In a new video shared by Universal Pictures UK on Twitter, Pratt discusses the journey his character has shared with Blue thus far and how things are set to change in the upcoming film. Pratt explains that Blue and Owen's stories mirror each other's in Jurassic World Dominion, with Owen now acting as one of the primary guardians to Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) and Blue attempting to look after her own family.
The trailer that accompanies Pratt's explanation teases that, although Owen and Blue remain close, their relationship will be tested when Beta goes missing or is taken. Owen will then set out to recover the young raptor, with Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm even teasing, "You made a promise to a dinosaur?" The bond between Owen and Blue has been, in many ways, one of the core elements of the Jurassic World franchise, and this new teaser confirms that the relationship will undergo significant strain in the new installment.