In the trailer, we see a T-rex chasing down a herd of dinosaurs for food and stumbling into the ocean. Quietly enjoying its meal, the dinosaur is oblivious to the gigantic megalodon leaping out of the ocean and devouring it, completely annihilating the T. rex’s comparatively puny body.
This is also the opening scene of the first book in the series, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” which is super graphic in detail and includes passages like this: “With a hiss, the dinosaur made its way back to the surface, its ribcage crushed within the powerful jaws of its still unseen killer, the T. rex choking on its gushing innards.”
In the book, the scene is revealed to be a slideshow, but it seems the moment actually plays out as a flashback in “Meg 2: The Trench”. Of course, the first thing the scene brings to mind is the deleted prologue to “Jurassic World Dominion,” which was eventually released as a standalone clip online, despite initially being the single best scene (if not the only good one). ) in the entire disappointing film.
The trailer for “Meg 2: The Trench” raises an interesting idea, then. Now that the Jurassic movies are seemingly over, why not have Meg fill the dinosaur-sized void left in the theater? Adam Driver’s “65” was great, but there’s no follow-up to that movie for obvious reasons. The potential success of “Meg 2,” on the other hand, could lead to an entire prequel set in prehistoric times, showing audiences how Meg survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. What more would you want from a summer blockbuster?
“Meg 2: The Trench” hits theaters on August 4, 2023.