Again, I cannot stress this enough. This TV Spot includes what I can only presume are some big SPOILERS from the ending of the film.
Are you still with us? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
A brand new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom TV spot has made its debut online, and it looks great. Unfortunately, and I know I am beating a dead horse now, it spoils quite a large moment. I’m torn between earnest excitement, because the film and scene in question look incredible, and utter disappointment, as I wish I had the chance to discover it in theaters.
Check out the TV spot titled “Gone” below:
The TV spot does a better job selling the overall concept and tone of the film, and it really hammers the point home with that epic shot of the Tyrannosaurus Rex breaking into a zoo, and roaring at a lion. These two animals are both apex predators from different times, kings and queens of their domains, and it makes one jaw dropping visual.
Dinosaurs making to the mainland has been a theme that has been teases and forewarned in each of the films, with The Lost World taking it the furthest. This shot feels like the natural evolution of the concept, and the start of the end game teased in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novels with wild, breeding populations migrating to mainland Costa Rica.
Two more new TV Spots have also made their debut – check them out below:
This Summer, the Park is in the past. Welcome to a new era. Dinosaurs rule the earth once again.
June can’t come soon enough. Sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you think of the latest TV spot, or if you think this is one major spoiler too many.
While ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ doesn’t release until a few more weeks from now, news about the third film of the trilogy keeps roaring in.
In a recent issue of Total Film magazine cast and crew gave numerous interviews revealing much about the latest Jurassic Park sequel releasing this June. While speaking to Colin Trevorrow about the Indoraptor, a new hybrid creature that is custom designed to terrify audiences, Total Film asked about the status of hybrids in Jurassic World 3.
Colin did not shy away from sharing the answer many have wanted to hear:
‘[Colin Trevorrow promised] that the Indo will mark the last of the series’ hybrid beasts. “I’m looking forward to, in the third film, getting a little back into the Paleontological, wild animal, true dinosaur nature of all of it.”
This news comes as welcome surprise, and I couldn’t be happier to hear it. While the Indominus Rex proved to be an entertaining creature with a great abelisaurid inspired design, and the Indoraptor looks intriguingly frightening, returning the focus to the real animals of the fossil record brings my interest back to a level it hasn’t been in ages. There was always something magical about knowing that the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park represented real, majestic animals of the past, albeit with some artistic liberty, and that is something the World films have strayed further away from.
The Jurassic franchise is of course fictional, yet it is often a valuable tool for spreading paleontological information, and can be a fun learning and development aide in the scientific fields. This cross of potential ‘learning’ and entertainment is one of the Jurassic franchises many unique and valuable staples, as it offers a genuine abundance of fact alongside fiction. To better embrace this, keeping the animals and their behaviors provided as accurate as possible while still providing a fun cinematic journey will lead further momentum and ownership of this unique niche.
Paleontologists will be the first to remind you that the actual fossil record is teeming with untapped cinematic potential, and filmmakers just need to use their hammer and chisel to dig a little deeper to find the real world prehistoric animals needed to tell the stories they want. Something I have wanted to see join the Jurassic films would be a true quadrupedal carnivore (Postosuchus or Dimetrodon?) – it’s true that would mean a prehistoric reptile and not a dinosaur, yet that’s nothing new as we already have Pteranodons and the Mosasaurus, neither of which are dinosaurs.
Circling back to the specific topic of Jurassic sequels, growing up one of the elements I looked most forward to in upcoming films was the mystery of ‘what new dinosaurs will they add this time?’. I’d often find myself deeply invested in dinosaur related media, looking for the perfect hypothetical prehistoric animal to chase, terrify, or awe the heroes on their upcoming journey. When Jurassic Park 3 introduced the Spinosaurus, it sparked a widespread new interest in that dinosaur, and of course, the debate of whether the real world animal really could kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex (they couldn’t).
This was made extra magical as a child, when my imagination was overwhelmed with the excited daydreams of what life was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth, fueled further by those animals returning from extinction so realistically in the Jurassic films.
This promised return to form for Jurassic World 3 isn’t alone, as recently Colin Trevorrow stated the film would return to Jurassic Park’s techno-thriller roots:
“I would say Jurassic World was an action adventure, Fallen Kingdom is kind of a horror suspense film, and Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was.”
One thing is for certain: everything about the final chapter of the Jurassic World trilogy is sounding great on paper. Jurassic World 3 is set to be released on June 11, 2021. In addition to directing the film, Colin Trevorrow will write the script with Emily Carmichael based off a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
Are you excited about this promised return to form, with a focus on real world dinosaurs, and what dinosaurs do you hope to see JW3? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!
The are less than 50 days to go until ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ is released in US theaters, and even fewer for other countries!
To celebrate the countdown until the film erupts into cinemas, the official Jurassic World accounts will share new ‘Jurassic Journals‘ from the latest film every ‘Throwback Thursday‘. The very first episode focuses on Justice Smith who plays Franklin and Danilla Pineda who plays Zia, both members of the Dinosaur Protection Group, being interviewed by Chris Pratt about their first experience with Jurassic Park.
Check out the fun video below!
The video itself is shot on an airfield in London, which will apparently double for a landing strip on Isla Nublar, a location previous films have yet to explore! While it’s entirely spoiler free, it’s a fun glimpse behind the scenes at the making of Fallen Kingdom. As the Jurassic Journals continue, expect them to show more revealing and exciting materials – perhaps an animatronic-centric episode?
Either way, we’re excited!
Update! A second video has made its debut today as well, showcasing just how they make Owen Grady so dirty on the set of Fallen Kingdom. Check it out below:
What are you looking forward to most from the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, and will you be watching all the behind the scenes featurettes? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!
In a surprise announcement made at the Facebook F8 Developer Conference, Universal Pictures and Felix & Paul Studios have unveiled Jurassic World: Blue – a new VR experience that is now available!
Jurassic World: Blue (episode 1) takes place 4 years after the events of the 2015 film, which is the same time frame Fallen Kingdom takes place in, and follows Blue as she tries to survive on a now volcanic and unstable Isla Nublar. The live action environment footage was shot on location in Hawaii, with CG dinosaurs and effects done by Industrial Light and Magic creating a realistic and authentic Jurassic adventure, filled with the thrills you expect!
The first episode of Jurassic World: Blue is now available for Oculus Go and Oculus Rift – check out the full press release below, and the gallery of impressive screenshots!
Facebook F8 Developer Conference – Felix & Paul Studios, the EMMY® Award-winning creator of cinematic virtual reality experiences, and Universal Pictures today launched Jurassic World: Blue—in conjunction with the launch of the new Oculus Go standalone VR headset.
The two-part cinematic virtual reality experience was created by Felix & Paul Studios, Universal Pictures and Facebook’s Oculus—with visual effects and animation by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and sound by Headspace Studio. Directed by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, each chapter of Jurassic World: Blue delivers a single, continuous take, combining live-action and CG in 360° 3D—resulting in some of the longest visual-effects shots ever created.
Jurassic World: Blue is now available for Oculus Go and Oculus Rift. Episode one is launching today, and episode two is coming soon. Each of the two four-minute virtual-reality experiences was captured and produced using Felix & Paul Studios’ full-spectrum VR platform, including the studio’s proprietary, state-of the art cameras and pre- and post-production software suite.
“We’re thrilled to bring the magic of this iconic series to VR with Oculus Go. The fluid camera moves, as well as the phenomenal animation and rendering, create a sense of presence and immersion that makes Jurassic World: Blue a new high watermark in cinematic VR,” said Colum Slevin, Head of Experiences, Oculus.
Set on Isla Nublar, Jurassic World: Blue occurs four years after the catastrophic events in which Jurassic World has been abandoned and dinosaurs have overtaken the island. Amid the threat of volcanic eruption, we encounter the highly intelligent velociraptor Blue on her quest for survival. Viewers follow Blue as she hunts for food, searches for signs of fellow life, and battles some of the island’s most threatening predators…amid the imminent destruction of the island.
“Universal is excited to partner once again with Felix & Paul Studios and release our new virtual reality companion experience to the Jurassic World series,” said Austin Barker, EVP, Universal Pictures Creative Content. “Felix & Paul Studios has created a stunning experience, one that represents spectacular advancements in cinematic, narrative storytelling in VR. It’s thrilling to bring Jurassic World to life in this way.”
Jurassic World: Blue is a follow-up to 2015’s highly acclaimed VR experience Jurassic World: Apatosaurus, co-produced by Felix & Paul Studios, Universal and Oculus.
“Jurassic World: Blue invites viewers to immerse themselves in what it would feel like to be in close proximity with those stunning creatures—with the mixture of striking beauty and fear that accompanies this unique VR experience,” said Félix Lajeunesse, creative director and co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios.
Intriguingly, these screenshots answer some burning questions about the Jurassic World dinosaur lore – we can see a fresh egg filled nest, as well as a baby Triceratops, confirming that not all Jurassic World dinosaurs are female, and they are breeding in the wild. Further, there appears to be a dead Parasaurolophus in the one image near the nest, providing some hope that the species will indeed appear in Fallen Kingdom, in spite of prior evidence otherwise.
You can download Jurassic World: Blue for free from the Oculus Go store here, and from the Oculus Rift store here! If you don’t have a VR headset, fret not, as BestinSlot on YouTube recorded his experience with the VR film:
Do you have a VR headset, and if so, what do you want Jurassic World: Blue to offer? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for everything Jurassic!
The Japanese edition of the final Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer has made its way online, and it may be the best one yet!
As always, going forward it’s best to understand that there are potential spoilers in the footage, and if you want to go in blind, you should look no further. That said, this doesn’t really show any new scenes, but rather extended looks at already revealed scenes, and is quite a well put together trailer.
Check it out below!
Overall, this trailer hits all the right notes: the beauty of the island and dinosaurs, the danger and adventure that comes with the territory, and the scares and mysteries that preside over that entire experience. It alludes to what else the story has to offer, without outright spoiling it (as the ‘Final Trailer’ did). It teases the Indoraptor without fully giving him away.
While I appreciated some of the epic shots from the final trailer, and they no doubt won over my excitement, I vastly prefer this trailer to it. If only I could erase some of the other spoilers best left for theaters from memory.
What are your thoughts on the latest trailer, and are you trying to avoid spoilers? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!
Of course, if you’d like to remain as spoiler free going into the latest Jurassic Park sequel, it may be best to avoid watching the latest TV spots. However, with that in mind, this trailer doesn’t really showcase anything new – we always knew Claire and Franklin would escape the Baryonyx, and had already seen them climbing for the hatch in the Super Bowl trailer.
Considering this is a pretty par the course escape, with no big Deus Rex Machina surprises (that we know of), it’s pretty standard trailer stuff (unlike the final trailer giving away far too much, to a frustrating degree – but hey, it made me incredibly excited!)
Give the latest spot a watch below.
I wasn’t sold on the Baryonyx design from the first trailer, but aside from the super thick jaw, it appears that the angle was misleading. The Baryonyx looks great in this latest TV spot, and is quickly becoming one of my favorite Jurassic designs. Hopefully that trend continues going into the film!
Circling back to the note of spoilers, I do hope the marketing refrains from giving away more of the plot. They have already outlined the basic plot, and given away some huge set pieces shots I’d prefer to have seen in theaters first. Some of my favorite modern film advertisement was for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, showcasing just how effective expertly crafted ‘less is more’ trailers and TV spots can be.
What are your thoughts on this latest TV spot, and do you think marketing has shown too much? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest news!
While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t release in theaters until June, the first official look at its art was released in a Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray set. The art itself focuses on 4 key scenes, all present in the trailers: the park ruins, the Baryonyx bunker, Mosasaurus attack, and the Indoraptor auction.
Take a look at the beautiful art below, and the corresponding scenes to compare – huge thanks to Dan on Twitter for sharing it!
With any luck, a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom art book will be released, which is something that has been requested for 2015’s film numerous times but never came to fruition. Judging from the latest trailer, the amount of stunning artwork must be overflowing, and it would be incredible to take a behind the scenes look at the design process.
If you’re interested in picking up this concept art yourself, look no further than this set on Amazon UK:
What are your thoughts on the art, and would you buy a Fallen Kingdom art book if it were to be announced? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for everything Jurassic!
The final ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ has arrived, and it’s filled with stunning shots. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve amassed a massive gallery of uncompressed HD screenshots from the ProRes file.
Coinciding with the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, Funko has revealed some exciting new Funko Pops!
Featuring both the villainous Indoraptor, and endearing Stygimoloch, these Pops are sure to be fan favorites once the latest film hits. The two new dinosaurs look fantastic, and are absolutely adorable in Funko Pop form! They’re joining the previously announced Owen, Claire, and Velociraptor Blue.
All the aforementioned Pops are available for Pre-order on Entertainment Earth and Amazon now!
Note: Due to Amazon’s policy allowing third party sellers, prices and availability can be frustratingly inconsistent.
Funko also announced two new Target exclusive Fallen Kingdom Funko Pops – a plus sized Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Owen holding a hatching baby Blue! Check them out below, and stay tuned for how you can purchase them!