This post contains spoilers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
You know the Jurassic Park origin story, right? It was all the idea of Richard Attenborough's quixotic John Hammond, who is jolly and totally out of his depth. Well, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begs to differ. Excuse me, what? Yes, the new sequel from director J.A. Bayona retcons the means in which dinos were brought back to life in the form of a new character, Benjamin Lockwood, played by James "that'll do pig" Cromwell.
This is presumably a way to deal with the fact that Attenborough, sadly, died back in 2014, and the narrative needed an elder statesman type with some connection to the park's history for their narrative. However, Lockwood is introduced in such a way that presumes the audience knows who the hell he is. And yet, his name has never appeared before in the Jurassic Park lore. So let's dig into it.