Would You Want to See Dr. Ellie Sattler Return to the Jurassic Park Franchise?

When thinking of iconic characters from the Jurassic Park franchise, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm usually appear at the top of the list. The chemistry between these characters in Jurassic Park still holds it’s own as some of the best character development in the entire franchise, so it’s no surprise that many people want to see these characters return.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Laura Dern spoke about how she landed her role as paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler in the first movie. With an Oscar nomination for Rambling Rose under her belt, the offers for films were beginning to roll in. After being offered to star in Jurassic Park, Laura Dern spoke with her Wild at Heart co-star Nicolas Cage who insisted she take the role.

“I remember telling Steven I had to do the movie, because Nic told me he’s always wanted dinosaurs to be his costars.”

A fun piece of trivia for sure, and I don’t think there’s anybody who would have suited the role more than Laura Dern. As EW state, her role became an essential part of the blockbuster hit’s cult fandom, and led to one of the most quotable moments in that most quotable of films: “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the Earth.”

When speaking about the character and future sequels, Dern replied:

“As I said to the people who are making the new series, ‘If you guys make a last one, you gotta let Ellie Sattler come back. She’s always the one who’s saving the day, man!”

Ellie Sattler briefly appeared in Jurassic Park 3, but perhaps that won’t be her last appearance in the franchise? Would you like to see the paleobotanist return in Jurassic World 3?

I have always found it interesting that in the 14 years that Jurassic Park 4 was in development hell, many of the original cast members claimed to have been called by Steven Spielberg himself about returning in the “next Jurassic”. In 2007, Laura Dern hinted that Spielberg had given her the call:

“I’m told its happening and I’m told they’re calling me. I’m told that Ellie Sattler is involved in it. I think they want to release it in 2008. Well a certain fellow is the one that called me and it’s hard to say no to him cause he’s always got something totally genius up his sleeve so we’ll see what they have in mind.”

At some point during it’s development, Ellie Sattler was involved. It was never clear in what capacity and perhaps we will never know, but maybe now is the time for her to reprise her role!

What do you think? Would you like to see the return of Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic World 3? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: EW, Slashfilm

First Official Jurassic Park Community Event – Jurassic World the Exhibition, Jurassic World movie, Dr. Horner and more!

 

Save the date – April 2nd, 2017!

 

Where:

  • Jurassic World the Exhibition at The Franklin Institute – Philadelphia Pennsylvania

When:

  • Sunday April 2nd, 2017 (event officially begins at 1pm!)

What:

  • 1p.m. Jurassic World 3D Movie
  • 3 p.m. Dr. Jack Horner Q&A
  • 3:45 /4 p.m. Raptor M&G/Photo-op Experience
  • 5-7p.m. Jurassic World the Exhibition Tour and Experience

 

How to buy your tickets:

IMPORTANT: To attend this event you must follow certain steps to obtain our unique ticket package. Tickets cost $14.95 (+ service charge) after our discount, and not only gain entrance to the exhibition, but also include the movie screening of Jurassic World, and entrance to the Dr. Jack Horner talk. Follow these steps below:

  • Visit the Jurassic World Exhibition ticket page at fi.edu: JW Exhibition Ticket page
  • Choose ‘ADULT: Jurassic Evening’ tickets
  • You must choose a time slot between 5pm-7pm on April 2nd, 2017
  • While checking out use promo code OUTPOST
  • You must choose the print at home ticket option.

Again, tickets should be ordered online and use the print at home option. When using the promo code OUTPOST your name will be added to a guest list, which will grant you access to the Jurassic World screening and the Dr. Jack Horner talk – normal tickets would only grant access to the exhibition, so it is important to follow these steps.

Hotel deal:

The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown has offered a discount for Outpost event guests for this trip. They are located only a few blocks away from The Franklin Institute and they will offering a special rate at this link: Franklin Institute-Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Rate.

 


A dino-sized event is coming your way! Working in collaboration with Universal Pictures, we at Jurassic Outpost are happy to announce the “first of its kind” (official) Jurassic Park fan meet-up! This must attend event is taking place at Jurassic World: The Exhibition, which recently opened in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute and has quickly become a beloved exhibition for audiences.

The Community Event will take place on April 2nd and will consist of a full day of fan driven events, including $5 discount entry into the exhibit, a Velociraptor meet & greet experience and a 3D screening of Jurassic World! 

Further, we’re incredibly excited to announce that there will also be a Q&A with Dr. Jack Horner, who has served as the paleontological adviser on all four Jurassic Films (and Jurassic World the Exhibition)! Come learn more about dinosaurs, and ask the questions you’re dying to have answered – now is your opportunity to pick his brain and learn how science and fiction meet in these films.

We have more details to follow, so save the date and we hope to see you there!

On Facebook? RSVP!

Article originally published March 1st, 2017.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition Will Roar into Chicago’s Field Museum this May!

On April 2nd, working in collaboration with Universal Pictures, we are hosting the first official Jurassic Park community meetup! The meetup takes place at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, which is where Jurassic World: The Exhibition made it’s US debut.

The Exhibition in Philadelphia has been open since November and many fans were left wondering where the dinosaurs will be heading next. While no official announcement or tour list has been announced, Chicago’s The Field Museum has today announced that they will open their paddocks this May for the dinosaurs of Jurassic World!

The Field Museum is filled with exhibits worth visiting including Sue the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex ever discovered! The dinosaurs of Jurassic World will make a fun and thrilling addition to the already exciting museum.

“This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition.”

I had the chance to visit the museum and meet Sue last year – Chicago is such a beautiful city and I’m pleased to hear that Jurassic World: The Exhibition will head here next. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit, rest assured the Exhibition will continue to tour the USA, hopefully hitting some of the larger cities.

Check out this in depth look at the Exhibition when it debuted in Melbourne last year:

Check out The Field Museum’s website for more information on tickets, exhibits and information on how to plan your visit!

Will you be planning your trip to Jurassic World: The Exhibition when it hits Chicago? Which other cities would you like to see the dinosaurs take over? Let us know in the comments section below, and if you’re wondering about our community event at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, tickets are now on sale with a $5 discount if you use coupon code OUTPOST!


(tickets are for our community event in Philadelphia, not Chicago’s Field Museum)

Read the specific instructions at the link to ensure your name gets on the guest list, which ensures you access to the Jurassic World IMAX screening, the Dr. Jack Horner Q&A, the Velociraptor Meet&Greet and of course the early evening Exhibition!

Thanks to Joshua for sending this my way!

Primitive War – Read a Chapter From This New Novel by Jurassic Fan Ethan Pettus!

I like to make a habit of posting about fan made projects and highlighting the creative talent that stems from Jurassic fans. It’s funny how, over the years, I’ve befriended many like-minded people who – aside from their love for Jurassic Park – are filmmakers, writers, creatives in their own right.

With that said, I wanted to write about Primitive War – a new novel by Ethan Pettus. Clearly inspired by Jurassic and his love for dinosaurs, Primitive War is the story of a search and rescue team known as Vulture Squad, who are sent into an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing platoon. As they hunt through the primordial depths of the valley, they discover horrors that not only threaten to unravel their minds, but to end their lives as well.

The cover art alone is beautiful, and while the old saying states that you should never judge a book by its cover, I certainly did when I saw this one. How very Trespasser!

The artwork and concept art from the novel that Ethan shared with me show what an action packed and terrifying adventure it will be. And for those feathered dinosaur fans, this is right up your alley!

The art is beautiful and the story sounds great – but how about the writing? Check out an exclusive chapter below! Trust me, it’s pretty damn thrilling:

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Primitive War will be released within the next couple of months and will be available to purchase on Amazon. Be sure to check out the Facebook page here so you can follow updates on the novel, and let Ethan know what you thought of the above chapter by commenting below!

Get Ready to Celebrate – Universal Pictures Confirms Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary!

In 2018, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park will hit it’s 25th birthday. 25 years of entertaining audiences with three sequels released in that time. Many fans expected there to be some sort of celebration to coincide with Jurassic World 2’s release that same year, and now Universal Pictures have confirmed the celebration.

The Las Vegas Licensing Expo happens this May, and their line-up included detailed information on NBCUniversal’s Brand Development. Among the various properties listed, both Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary and Jurassic World 2 are named. This surely will lead to a theatrical re-release (something we’ve heard buzz about), and possibly even a blu ray set with new set with new special features.

Along with this, a new product has shown up on AmazonJurassic Park 25th Anniversary Wall Calendar. This will hopefully be the first of many products for fans to indulge over, and we have also heard constant buzz about a 25th anniversary throwback toyline, a Jurassic Park “Classic Collection”.

While a toyline hasn’t been confirmed, we’ve been hearing about it since June of last year (see last paragraph), which may well mean that Hasbro’s plans were carried over into Mattel when they fortunately lost the license. While the linked article discusses the splintering of @JurassicWorld and @JurassicPark, it’s possible that a “classic” toyline may remain under the Jurassic World branding, but we won’t know that until next year!

What products or events are you hoping for next year to celebrate Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary? What would you like to see in a classic toyline, a Lex Murphy or John Hammond figure perhaps? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and stay tuned for more as we learn it!

Source: Licensing Expo

LA Times Lists Jurassic World 2 as Currently Shooting in Pacoima, LA – Legacy Effects Likely Involved!

The LA Times have reported that Jurassic World 2 (under the working title of Ancient Futures) is filming in Los Angeles this week, starting Monday 13th and wrapping on Sunday 19th.

We know that the production offices are in London and that the crew and a number of key actors are currently shooting at Pinewood Studios, so this week’s supposed filming in Pacoima, LA is certainly surprising.

What does this mean, you ask. We’re not quite sure ourselves… actors Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith are currently filming in London, with B.D. Wong having confirmed his position there too. The rest of the cast are currently unaccounted for, so it’s possible that they are in LA shooting additional scenes or perhaps second unit material, but this theory doesn’t have much grounding as J.A. Bayona wouldn’t be there to direct them.

     

It’s possible that this is second unit material and that the length of time also includes set construction/preparations. It’s also possible that this is filming for a teaser trailer or something marketing related, but that is purely a theory and we have no other information at this point.

What do you make of this news? What do you think they could be filming, if anything? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and follow our Instagram for daily Jurassic posts!

UPDATE: Legacy Effects, who worked on the animatronic Apatosaur for Jurassic World, are located minutes from Pacoima in Los Angeles, which lends credibility to this rumour and hints that Legacy Effects may be involved in the sequel after all.

We reported a while back that Jurassic World 2 had veered from Legacy Effects and instead hired Neal Scanlan’s team in the UK to work on the animatronic dinosaurs, but now it would appear that both Neal Scanlan’s team and Legacy are working on the sequel!

In case you missed it, we’re currently working with Universal Pictures on the first official community event, taking place this April 2nd at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. There will be an IMAX screening of Jurassic World, a Q&A with Dr. Jack Horner, a Velociraptor meet and greet and plenty more, including discounted entry to Jurassic World: The Exhibition!

Read more about the event here, and let us know if you’re coming by RSVPing to our Facebook event. We hope you can make it!

New Photos Showcase Set Construction for Jurassic World 2!

Filming for Jurassic World 2 is now in full swing, with actress Bryce Dallas Howard kicking off the #JurassicHype by posting an image a day from the set. Along with her not-so-revealing but equally cool photos, a number of fans who live near the current filming locations decided to take a walk and see what they could see.

Below are a series of photos showing the construction team in development on sets for the film, as well as some potential props and vehicles. While the sets are indistinguishable, if you want to avoid any spoilers then look away now.

The first photos are from Jay on Twitter, who took these photos in the Hawley Common area. There were signs on the surrounding fence that confirmed it was an ‘Ancient Futures’ closed set.

     

The second is from Raptor Chaser on Twitter, who took this photo of the set currently being constructed in Pyestock!

Another image from Darryl also shows the Pyestock set:

Filming began at the Langley Business Centre last week, and a few fans waited around to see what they could spot. Raptor Chaser took a photo that shows a Mercedes Unimog U5000, possibly being used for the film. A portacabin with large jungle vines dangled on it was also seen:

     

Also spotted at this location were some mysterious pods that possibly hold the Jurassic World logo:

Below are some more photos from the Hawley Common area, taken by Raptor Chaser:

     

These photos certainly are interesting! Have you seen any Ancient Futures signs near you? If so, let us know, and be sure to follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for round the clock Jurassic news!

DAY 1 – Bryce Dallas Howard Kicks off Filming with the First Set Photo

Yesterday, in a dreary business centre complex in Slough, England, the production team for Jurassic World 2 began to setup for filming. While some fans visited the area to see what they could spot, it became clear that this was not day 1 of principle photography as originally thought, but instead a day of preparation with filming to commence the following day.

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard just confirmed the fact in a new tweet, featuring the first official photo from the set of Jurassic World 2. She writes: “Day 1.”

We can see in the photo that they are currently filming inside the Langley Business Centre, which as predicted, has had a set built inside of it. Notice the HMI light poking out just above the chair. What is behind this wall? That we don’t know, and hopefully won’t until June 2018.

In 2014 producer Frank Marshall tweeted to announce the first day of filming on Jurassic World, with set photos following shortly after. Hopefully we will see some official photos of the team on set today.

The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World has now officially begun filming and will continue throughout the coming few months, filming at Pinewood Studios, an Army Training Ground in Surrey, Brecon Beacons in Wales and of course, Hawaii.

Best of luck to the cast and crew of Ancient Futures!

We’ll keep you updated on all the filming news as soon as we hear it, so be sure to stay glued to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels for the latest!

Source: Bryce Dallas Howard

Donald Gennaro Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on Jimmy Kimmel

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is hosting The Oscars on February 26th, and as part of the run up to that he took a moment on his latest show to honor what could be the greatest performance in cinema history – when the blood-sucking lawyer gets eaten off the toilet in Jurassic Park.

Martin Ferrero, who played Donald Gennaro in Jurassic Park, took to the stage to accept the custom award and gave an emotional speech which you can check out below:

While this of course is only a bit of fun, it’s nice to still see Jurassic Park in the spotlight. I mean, just look at that award:

A couple of years ago our friends at Jurassic Cast spoke with Martin Ferraro about Jurassic Park so be sure to give that a listen!

With Jurassic World 2 set to start filming in London very soon, make sure you’re following our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for round the clock news and information! We’ll be following the production just like last time, and if you catch wind of anything then be sure to send us a message!

Source: /r/JurassicPark

Jurassic World Sequel Looking to Film in Harrow, London?

With cameras set to start rolling in less than a month, it’s no surprise that we’re beginning to hear of more locations getting the confirmation that they’ll feature in the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World. A few days ago a Spanish website confirmed that Brecon Beacons in Wales was a location, and we already know that the islands of Hawaii will be utilised for filming, along with Pinewood Studios in London.

But now we’re hearing that another location in London – outside of Pinewood Studios – is apparently being eyed by location managers for the sequel. Dijeirusan reported on Facebook that the area of Pinner, Harrow in North West London has been scouted by location managers.

“I had Harrow Council Planning Department visit my house, to approve my new extension. They saw my Jurassic Park collection, and said the filmmakers were scouting Pinner (an area in Harrow) for filming”

He went on to say that they didn’t have any other information to offer other than that. The area of Pinner is described as a wealthy area of the London Borough of Harrow in northwest London.

Without any further information we have to take news like this with a pinch of salt – and it’s unclear in exactly what capacity the area of Pinner might be used. Due to its relatively short distance to Pinewood Studios, it’s a logical location for the production, and it may even be that they’re only shooting an interior location here, which could stand in for anywhere in the world. This in no way confirms that the actual city of London will feature in the sequel – but at this point, it could.

Either way, this little rumour is reminiscent of the days before social media, when internet message boards and word of mouth were the main source for film news. Council Workers liking the look of someone’s Jurassic Park collection and handing out some information sounds like it was pulled straight out of 2002! Huge thanks to Dijeirusan for sharing!

Have you heard any rumours about filming? Shoot us a message and we’ll devour it.