There are few franchises quite as iconic as Jurassic Park, and the property is breaking new ground with its current trilogy of Jurassic World films. Fallen Kingdom turned the franchise on its head, taking the action and the dinosaurs off the island, and bringing complex morality discussions into the narrative. While Jurassic World continues to carve a place for itself in the larger canon, much of the discussion around Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing has been about her footwear. Plenty of moviegoers were confused when Claire kept her heels on throughout the entirety of the first film– even when running away from a T-Rex. After it became a meme, Fallen Kingdom responded by showing an obvious close-up at the character’s functional boots. Now Howard is ready to focus on something else, and hopefully not address her character’s shoes in the threequel. As she tells it,
A girl can dream, can’t she? While Claire has shown a ton of growth through her first two movies, her shoes seem to always come up in conversation. But noy in Jurassic World 3, as Bryce Dallas Howard is hoping there won’t be obligatory shots of her footwear.
Bryce Dallas Howard’s comments to news.com.au show that, while the actress is a good sport about Claire’s shoes, she’s hoping that the final movie in the trilogy will be able to separate itself from that recurring joke. After all, it’s been years. Moviegoers can see how much Claire has grown throughout the course of the movies, and therefore it no longer needs to be shown through her feet. Besides, the filmmakers and characters have bigger fish to fry in Jurassic World 3.
Claire Dearing, along with the rest of the world, are going to want to stay prepared for the third movie. Because now that the dinosaurs have left Isla Nubar and integrated with the mainland, the rules of life have changed. It’s unclear how humanity will grapple with the prehistoric creatures now roaming the world, but it’s hard to imagine any real sense of peace. As such, people might want to stay prepared, and arm themselves with appropriately outerwear, footwear, and maybe even weapons.
Bryce Dallas Howard’s Jurassic World character was initially introduced as a bit insensitive and completely goal-oriented. She showed little interest in her nephews, closed herself off to Owen, and only viewed the dinosaurs as attractions. That all changed by the film’s end, with the sequel revealing her as an advocate for the creatures. That film saw her become a possible outlaw and mother figure, as the ending provided a series of twists no one could have predicted.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is available for home purchase on all platforms now, and the threequel is set to arrive on June 11, 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.