Chris Pratt poses at the premiere of "Jurassic World"
Cast member Chris Pratt poses at the premiere of "Jurassic World" in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The movie opens in the US on June 12. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

The main plot of “Jurassic World 2” will focus on animal rights, according to a new report. Meanwhile, Sam Neil, who played the role of an important character in the original trilogy from the franchise, spoke about his interest in returning to reprise his role as Alan Grant in a recent interview.

Director of the upcoming sequel, J.A. Bayona spoke to a Spanish website “El Mundo” and a translation of that interview has been posted on Scified. In the interview, the director revealed that he and palaeontology consultant for the film Jack Horner spoke with concern about man’s relationship with animals.

Bayona explained that the dinosaurs in his movie were an instrument to showcase people’s treatment of animals in the real world. The director pointed out that people have conducted medical experiments on animals, kept then in zoos like prisoners, and even used them in military applications.

“Jurassic World 2” script writer and Executive Producer Colin Trevorrow teased that the plot of the movie will be about “exacerbated consumerism.” He later teased that the movie will “shift to deal with more complex issues.”

Trevorrow was originally supposed to direct the sequel after the box office success he delivered. However, he chose to helm “Star Wars: Episode 9” instead. He said that Bayona’s movie will be very different to the one he directed, so he explained that it is better for someone new with a different outlook to take charge of the movie.

Meanwhile, Sam Neil, who previously played the role of palaeontologist Alan Grant, was asked about the possibility of him reprising his role, IndianExpress reports. The actor said that he didn’t rule out that possibility, but the producers didn’t call him with an offer.

Neil is not worried about not being a part of “Jurassic World 2” because he is a part of other projects. When asked about what happened to his character, Neil said that no one knows what happened to Alan, and joked that the character could be dead, in therapy or working as an accountant.