Bryce Dallas Howard Talks About Preparing For Jurassic World 2 With Chris Pratt

With cameras set to start rolling this March and with casting well underway, the sequel to Jurassic World is squaring up to be a monster hit, with director J.A. Bayona taking the helm and bringing on his cinematographer to help bring the movie to life.

As many expected, the period leading up to filming would be a quiet one, with only tidbits of information being released. Those working on the movie have their lips sealed shut, but returning actress Bryce Dallas Howard has expressed her excitement for the filming and for bringing her character, Claire Dearing, back in the sequel.

In an new interview with JoBlo, Bryce shared a little about her character’s transformation:

That’s part of the story, that’s part of the journey. She definitely went through a lot and is permanently changed because of that. But she is also who she is. Chris [Pratt] and I are already having a lot of fun with that. We’re in that stage right now of figuring out the backstory and talking through all those beats, like everything that happened in between. That’s always such a fun time. You’re like, ‘No, she did that?! No way, he couldn’t have!’ It’s really, really fun, and then you step into the present moment and it becomes alive.

While this – for the most part – is nothing new, it’s refreshing to learn that both actors are taking the time to truly figure out their character’s backstory, and share with one another just what Claire and Owen have been up to, post Jurassic World.

Are you excited for Claire to return in the sequel? Do let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to vote in our new poll to your right!

Source: JoBlo

Happy New Year from Jurassic Outpost!

Wherever you are in the world, the team at Jurassic Outpost wishes you a Happy New Year!

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We have had a wonderful year launching our new website and we wanted to thank you all for following us and for your support over the past couple of years. This year especially has been filled with Jurassic news and exclusives, including our interview with Colin Trevorrow (and J.A. Bayona!) which you can listen to here!

We also wanted to thank all of you who listen to the InGeneral Podcast – we have a lot of fun recording it and we hope it’s just as fun listening.

2017 is going to be a great year and it will be filled with Jurassic news! Jurassic World 2 starts filming, the recently trademarked video game will be released, a new series of Jurassic World comic books will be released and we will be there to cover all of it! We can’t wait to experience Jurassic World 2 (or Jurassic Park 5) with you all.

Thank you to the filmmakers who have brought this franchise back – Frank Marshall, Colin Trevorrow, J.A. Bayona. The dream team.

On a personal note, I wanted to thank my team for all of their hard work this year. The launch of our new site was a big and challenging one, but all of us pulled together to make it work. Our graphic designer James McQuade could quite possibly be the best thing to come out of Australia, and continues to impress us all with his work. Chris is my main man – thank you for all you have brought to the website. Asees – we will never quite understand why you love Jurassic Park 3 so much, but hey, we love you for it. Ryan “Crash McCreery” – your artwork, that is all I need to say. Alex – better known as the encylopedia wizard, and Josh who recently joined our team, perhaps one day the world will be able to retweet you. One day.

Here’s to 2017! Now go and celebrate!

Jurassic Park in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall – A Documentary

At the start of November, many fans were lucky enough to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London to watch Jurassic Park in front of a live symphony orchestra. It was an incredible event; hearing a live orchestra perform such a perfect score by John Williams was magical, and a brilliant way to experience the movie.

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Sam Phillips from our friends at the JurassicCast Podcast has directed and produced a documentary on the event, which you can now watch below!


The team go behind the scenes to show the musicians talk about why this event is so special, and how it is to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, one of London’s most prestigious venues. Be sure to give it a watch and share!

Were you lucky enough to witness Jurassic Park at the Royal Albert Hall? Share your photos and stories in the comments section below!

J.A. Bayona Currently Scouting in Hawaii, Discusses Political Element in Jurassic World 2

The Hollywood Reporter and Spanish website El Pais have both reported that director of the upcoming sequel J.A. Bayona is currently on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, scouting for locations for Jurassic World 2. El Pais stated: “Bayona is in Hawaii preparing the second part of Jurassic World.”

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This correlates somewhat with our report last August where we revealed that the location scouting will take place in November. Our friends at Reel News Hawaii have also heard that location scouts for the sequel are currently on island.

Deep in pre-production on Jurassic World 2, Bayona is also making the press circuits for his latest movie, A Monster Calls. Speaking with Birth.Movies.Death., the director revealed that Claire will not be wearing her infamous heels this time around, instead she’ll be wearing some form of boot, much more suited to the environment. He also revealed that there will be new dinosaurs in the film:

“Claire doesn’t wear high heels in this movie,” Bayona promises. That will make it easier for her to flee its prehistoric menagerie, which will have some additions. “There will be new dinosaurs,” the director says, and then adds, “Finding that proper balance between what the audience is expecting and new stuff is always a challenge in doing a sequel.”

While mentioning how this is the largest and most complex movie he has worked on, he discusses his love for the original and why he’s excited to be directing an instalment:

“I remember the first time I saw that first Brachiosaurus, and the huge impact it had on me,” he says. “I have always been a huge fan of Steven Spielberg, and I never thought I would end up doing a Jurassic movie. So it’s very exciting and a privilege to work with Steven, Frank Marshall and the other producers.”

In another interview with ComingSoon.net, Bayona was asked about the underlying political themes that the Jurassic Park movies have, and if the sequel will feature similar themes:

“Yeah, you’re right,” Bayona told us. “I think there’s a lot of that in the new ‘Jurassic.’ I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading. It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It’s darker… but at the same time it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones.”

He also spoke with them about why he was offered the sequel and how it will relate to his previous films:

“You need to adapt, you need to know where you are,” suggested Bayona. “‘Jurassic’ is going to be very different from ‘A Monster Calls’ or ‘The Orphanage,’ but they called me because they loved ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘The Impossible’ and they wanted me to be leading the new ‘Jurassic.’ I think you’re going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies. At the same time I’m very aware that this is Steven’s baby and I’m going to take care of his baby as much as possible, knowing where I am all the time.”

I am excited to hear that the sequel will be darker and hopefully it will feel more in line with the style of The Lost World. With Bayona’s background in horror and drama, I hope the sequel will feel less safe and less secured than Jurassic World, and the terror that is present in the first three movies will return.

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In related news, Chris recently found two new domain names registered by Universal Pictures: IslaNublarRescueMission.com and AllCreaturesHaveRights.com. Obviously the domains lead nowhere, but it hints at what may feature in the sequel. 

With scouting now taking place in Hawaii, Universal registering domain names, and auditions taking place, Jurassic World 2 is in full pre-production and will be filming in February/March of 2017.

Which new dinosaurs do you hope to see in the sequel? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Birth.Movies.Death., ComingSoon, El Pais, THR

Chronicle Collectibles Jurassic World 1:9 Owen & Blue is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Chronicle Collectibles continue to delight fans with highly-detailed and accurate Jurassic Park/Jurassic World products with the announcement of their latest item – the 1:9 scale Owen Grady and Blue statue, which is now available for pre-order!

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The statue stands at 11″ with a width of 8″, and weighs 3 lbs. The pose was inspired by the Entertainment Weekly photo shown below, and our friends at Chronicle Collectibles worked closely with Universal Pictures and ILM to ensure the product is absolutely perfect.

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The statue was first seen at the San Diego Comic Con earlier in the year, where Chronicle debuted a number of their upcoming items, and showcased an unpainted version of this statue.

Thanks to Chronicle, we have some exclusive behind the scenes photos of the statue:

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As with all of Chronicle Collectible’s fantastic products, this is a limited edition run and will include individually numbered units that are assigned numerically by the time and date of the order. Owen and Blue will be available for a price of $349.99, switching to $400 after 30 days. Don’t forget, Chronicle have many payment plans so you don’t have to pay in one lump sum!

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Check out the pre-order page here – and check out the other products that are still available for purchase. My personal favourite is the Compy… or the Stegosaurus… or the Breakout Rex… you know what? I don’t have a favourite. I want them all. Here’s some more behind the scenes photos:

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If you’re as excited as us to see what else Chronicle Collectibles are planning for this franchise, take a listen to our interview with Paul Francis, Art Director and Co-Founder of the company. He dishes some juicy details on their upcoming products!

Have you pre-ordered any of these collectibles? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to follow Chronicle Collectibles on Facebook and Twitter for more photos and information.

Jurassic World: Regenesis – A Fan Made Interactive Online Comic

Timack Creations have just released the first two chapters of their new project – an interactive online comic called Jurassic World: Regenesis. Regenesis is a collaboration between two fans, Timothy L. Glover and Jack Anthony Ewins, whose previous project was the official Jurassic World viral marketing website, Masrani Global.

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The project, as stated above, is an interactive online comic featuring 2D and 3D animation, which tells a series of events that happen after the Jurassic Park incident in 1993. Dedicated to the creators and fans of the franchise, Jurassic World: Regenesis truly is a labor of love from fans to the fans, and it shows what can happen when talented and creative individuals get together to produce a piece of work.

With 2D artwork from Jack and Jaroslav Kosmina, 3D animation from Manuel Bejarano, and music from Tim, the team have created an interesting story that is fun to read through and showcases the tremendous talent that exists in this fan-base.


Above is one of Manuel’s visual effects shots seen in Regenesis, but before watching we do encourage you to head to the Regenesis website to read through the story yourself! You’ll be glad you did, and it’s worth experiencing the project the way the creators intended.

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As expected with any fan project, the story is filled with references to the original films, but there are also some references to the fan-base – did you catch them?

After reading the first two chapters, I can’t wait for more! What did you think? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below and don’t forget to follow Timack Creations on Twitter!

Justice Smith Joins Jurassic World 2 Cast

The Hollywood Reporter have exclusively revealed that Justice Smith, who recently starred in Baz Lurhmann’s The Get Down, has joined the cast of the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, set to be directed by J.A. Bayona.

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The announcement comes after a string of new casting tid bits over the past couple of weeks, including the casting calls for Lucy and Clint, and Toby Jones and Rafe Spall also joining the cast alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt.

It is uncertain at this point who Justice will be playing, but it is possible that he will be playing the role of Clint – whose casting calls have described him as a twenty something male technician with a certain apathetic sense of ‘unsure of himself and the situation that he is in’.

Variety have reported that he will be playing a young scientist in the movie.

Justice Smith has appeared in Paper Towns and will be starring in the Off-Broadway play Yen which opens on January 30th.

If you need a quick way to find out everything we currently know about the sequel, be sure to watch our catch-up video below!


Source: THR

Glen Powell Auditioned for Jurassic Park 4 in 2004?!

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, up and coming actor Glen Powell – who stars in such films as The Great Debaters, The Expendables 3 and The Dark Knight Rises – revealed that he once auditioned for a Jurassic Park movie, long before it was Jurassic World.

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Worst audition: “I auditioned for a new Jurassic Park years ago, way before it was Jurassic World. And there was an improv section where I was being attacked by a Pterodactylus.”

While we don’t know when this was, it’s likely that it was around 2004, when the studio was preparing for the John Sayles script to head into production. This is speculation of course, but through various sources we know that this script reached the point of Hasbro designing the toyline, and now we can assume that it also reached the casting stages.

If you haven’t already, check out the 2004 John Sayles script for Jurassic Park 4 which is available for download here. The script opens with a little league game being attacked by Pternosaurs, which could relate to the audition scene that Glen described.

We have reached out to Glen Powell for more information!

Source: THR

Tom Holland Was in Talks to Join Cast of Jurassic World 2

Casting for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel is now in full swing, with British actors Toby Jones and Raff Spall being announced as joining the production only two days ago. With the movie set to be “scene locating” this month in Hawaii, it’s no surprise that even more casting news is now hitting.

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In a recent interview with Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, The Hollywood Reporter asked who he is dying to work with, which led to a Jurassic World 2 question:

Who are you dying to work with?
[Leonardo] DiCaprio, [Martin] Scorsese, [Quentin] Tarantino, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington. Alejandro Inarritu. I want to work with Bayona again. I keep emailing my agent about it. Even the smallest role, I’ll do it.

Jurassic World, perhaps?
I don’t know if I’m available for that. We had a chat one time. There is a role there, but I don’t think I’ll be available to do it, unfortunately.

Tom Holland previously worked with director J.A. Bayona on the 2012 movie The Impossible, so it’s no surprise that Bayona has been in talks with Tom Holland, especially considering the latest role that the producers are currently casting for. As we previously reported, auditions are currently being held for the roles of ‘Lucy’ and ‘Clint’.

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Clint is described as a twenty something male technician with a certain apathetic sense of ‘unsure of himself and the situation he is in’.

Based on that description, I think it’s fair to say that Tom Holland would have been in talks for the role of Clint, working alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Now that we know Tom Holland is out, who would you cast? Let us know in the comments section below!

Keep checking The Outpost for more casting news as it comes out, and in case you missed it, a mobile-friendly version of our website is now available for phones and tablets!

Source: THR

Chronicle Collectibles Jurassic Park 1:1 Velociraptor Bust is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Our friends at Chronicle Collectibles have now opened pre-orders for their new Jurassic Park officially licensed product – the 1:1 scale Velociraptor bust! The pre-order opened on Friday, October 21st at 12:00 noon Central Standard Time and for 30 days, the bust will be available for $999!

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This is Chronicle’s first full size item from the original Jurassic Park, and features the infamous “Clever Girl”. The item has been molded and cast directly from a Stan Winston Studios casting of the full, original 1:1 Velociraptor, so this is a genuine replica of the on-screen animal. It stands at roughly 30″ tall and spans 28″ from the back of her head to the front of her jaws. As you can see from the Comic Con photo below, she is a big one.

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As with all of Chronicle Collectible’s fantastic products, this is a limited edition run and will include individually numbered units that are assigned numerically by the time and date of the order. Chronicle debuted a number of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World products at Comic Con earlier this year and you can read more about the items here!


Check out the pre-order page here which also includes payment plan options. Chronicle Collectibles have a number of Jurassic Park products with more on the way! Last month they debuted the 1:1 scale Compy from The Lost World which is still available for pre-order. Other products include The Lost World Stegosaurus Maquette, the 1:5 scale The Lost World T-Rex bust (which has now sold out) and of course, the Jurassic Park Breakout Rex which is available for $549.

Here are some exclusive behind the scenes photos of Chronicle’s Velociraptor in the making!

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If you’re as excited as us to see what else Chronicle Collectibles are planning for this franchise, take a listen to our last interview with Paul Francis, Art Director and Co-Founder of the company. He dishes some juicy details on their upcoming products!


Have you pre-ordered any of these collectibles? Let us know in the comments section below!