Chris Pratt: Jurassic World Sequel To Be “Scarier”

In an interview with ScreenRant, Chris Pratt, who is returning as Owen Grady in the Jurassic World sequel said he believes the new film will be a “scarier version” than the previous installment.

“Aw man, J.A. Bayona? Do you know that filmmaker? He’s a remarkable filmmaker. If you haven’t seen The Impossible or A Monster Calls, I mean he’s really visually masterful. Deep emotions and suspense. I think it’s going to be a scarier version. A little bit darker and will continue to expand and carry the story forward in a way that is really unexpected and you wouldn’t have imagined.”

As ScreenRant also points out in their article, this is not the first time statements like this have been made about the upcoming sequel. Director JA Bayona said late last year that the sequel would be “darker and scarier then the previous film.”

So what do you think about Pratt’s comments about the Jurassic World sequel possibly being “scarier” then previous Jurassic World film? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: ScreenRant

Hawaii casting call set for this Saturday for Jurassic World Sequel

Always dreamed of maybe being eaten by a dinosaur? Well this weekend could be your opportunity as there is an open casting call taking place on Oahu, Hawaii this upcoming Saturday March 25th that is looking for extras to appear in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel according to a news report from Khon2.

While the news report doesn’t specifically mention the Jurassic World sequel, which is operating under the working title of Ancient Futures, it does say it is a Universal film that is part of a big franchise that filmed there back in 2014. Obviously Jurassic World is the only film that fits that specific criteria.

The news report mentions there is a casting call for another movie that is also taking place at the same time. Casting director Katie Doyle had this to say about the process, but it was unclear which film she was referencing or if it was a general comment about both films:

“This one were looking for some Latino and Latino looking Spanish speakers, lots of active duty military, military spouses, farmers, bikini girls, native Hawaiian specific Islanders”

So anyone going to be one of the lucky ones to get that chance to attend the open casting call? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Thank you to our friend Reel News Hawaii for bringing this news story to our attention.

Source: Khon2

JA Bayona teases animatronics with photo of puppeteer team

Jurassic World sequel director JA Bayona took to Twitter this afternoon to tease the puppeteer team hard at work bringing the animatronic dinosaurs to life for the new film. The team, shown in the photo below, appears to be working underneath a stage or platform where shooting is taking place.

It was reported back in early February that the Jurassic World sequel was veering away from Legacy Effects practical dinosaurs and instead going with the ‘Creature Shop’ of Oscar Award winning Neal Scanlan. Scanlan might be most well known for his recent work on both of the most recent Star Wars films, ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One’. While Jurassic Outpost cannot 100% confirm, it appears Mr. Scanlan is in the photo second from the left.

Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, who is reprising her role as Claire Dearing in the upcoming sequel also teased today a fall protection vest that was being used during today’s shooting.

Our good friends at the Bryce Dallas Howard Network was the first to speculate that perhaps the teased animatronic dinosaur and the fall protection vest could mean an exciting dinosaur action scene involving Claire.

So what kind of dinosaur do you think the puppeteer team is controlling? Also do you agree with the speculation that this could mean there is an action scene involving Claire and this animatronic dinosaur? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: JA Bayona on Twitter, Bryce Dallas Howard on Twitter

Rafe Spall navigating busy schedule including the Jurassic World Sequel

English actor Rafe Spall has been connected to the Jurassic World Sequel since last November, but very little is known about what type of role he will play in the new film. While we still don’t know really anything about his character, he took some time to talk to BT about his busy schedule filming the sequel and starring in the National Theatre’s production of Hedda Gabler which ends its run next week.

Spall, who works on the Jurassic World sequel during the day and performs at his show in the evenings is excited to be working with director JA Bayona and returning Jurassic actors Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt.

“It’s being directed by JA Bayona, who is a genuine auteur, so to have someone like that putting his own mark on it is extremely exciting, it’s a bit like when (Alfonso) Cuaron did a Harry Potter, a brilliant film-maker with their own visions coming on to a franchise.”

“It’s a great part and Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt are extremely talented and charming people so I’m really enjoying it.”

He also goes on to say how one of the best parts of working on a Jurassic film is being able to share the films with his children.

“That is part of the power of Jurassic Park, kids love dinosaurs and they have since time immemorial so I’m really excited to be in something they will be so pumped about.”

So what kind of character do you think Rafe Spall will be playing in the Jurassic World sequel? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: BT

Chronicle 1:5 Scale Female T-Rex Bust Available For Pre-Order

Chronicle Collectibles today announced that their Female 1:5 scale T-Rex Bust is now available for pre-order at $650.00. There currently is no official ship date, but the bust is scheduled to start shipping in the 4th quarter of 2017. After 30 days the pre-order price goes up to $750, so don’t miss your chance to save now! The edition size is TBD, but don’t miss out – only 350 male Tyrannosaurs were made. (PSA: 10-month payment plans are offered!)

After receiving a multitude of feedback from our dearest customers, we are releasing the Female version of our T-Rex Bust. This iconic piece is not a modified version of the male bust. We were fortunate to procure an original casting from a wonderful friend and customer, Jonathan Chu, who graciously allowed us to mold and cast her for this production.

The Female T-Rex Bust was designed to match in a combined display with The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1:5 scale T-Rex Bust that was previously available to order. This product is wall mounted and is roughly the same size as the male version; 16″ in diameter for the base and 19″ from base to nose.

Visit Chronicle Collectibles official website for more information and photos of this rare collectible. So what do you think about about this new bust and do you plan to spare no expense and pre-order? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Chronicle Collectibles

Justice Smith excited for Jurassic World 2

During a video interview recently, which Jurassic Outpost has been unable to verify the date or the exact source of the interview at this moment, Justice Smith expressed his excitement for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel. It was first reported on December 1st by The Hollywood Reporter that Justice Smith was added to the cast. There have been unverified rumors that he could be playing a character by the name of “Clint” in the sequel.

In the 28 second video clip that was posted on the jurassicworldtrilogy Instagram account, Justice Smith, with a huge smile, had this to say:

Hi guys, it’s Justice Smith. Hello. Jurassic World 2, I can’t talk about it, but it’s going to be really cool. There’s going to be dinosaurs and stuff. So look out for that.

There is then a question to him about something at the end of May where he responds that he will be in London until June filming the Jurassic World sequel. There has been rumors that the end of filming would be sometime in June or July, so if Smith is there on the last day it appears filming is scheduled to wrap up sometime in June. Though there is always the chance Smith is scheduled to end his filming before the rest of the actors. See the full 28 second clip below.

"Jurassic World 2" star Justice Smith sending out a brief special message on the sequel.. Smith says he will be staying and remaining with us filming in London, U.K. all the way up until June 2017, meaning the possibility of part or most of its cast and filming extensively being centred and taking place within London during this period. English actors Toby Jones and Rafe Spall are expected to appear alongside returning stars (and American representatives) Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. London and Hawaii will be the home and setting of filming over the next couple of months with much of the films setting taking place on the mainland. Filming will begin in February next month in both London and Hawaii. Stay tuned for further exciting announcements coming soon! #jurassicpark #jurassicworld #spielberg #bayona #universal #universalstudios #film #movie #movienight #chrispratt #brycedallashoward #justicesmith #dafnekeen #rafespall #tobyjones #owengrady #clairedearing #islanublar #islasorna #london #hawaii #dinosaur #jurassicworld2 #jurassicworldsequel #jurassic #dinosaursruletheearth #movies #filmproduction #filming

A video posted by Jurassic World 2, June 2018. (@jurassicworldtrilogy) on

So while there is not a whole lot of information in the clip itself it is still exciting to see the cast talking about the production which is going to kick off real soon. So what do you think about Justice Smith’s enthusiasm for the upcoming sequel and what do you think his character might be up to in the sequel? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Thank you to Ana on Twitter for the heads up.

Source: jurassicworldtrilogy on Instagram

Thomas Tull Leaving Legendary Entertainment

Legendary Entertainment founder, chairman and CEO Thomas Tull has resigned under pressure after selling the company to China’s Dalian Wanda Group for $3.5 billion in January of 2016. Tull served as an executive producer on 2015’s Jurassic World and his company Legendary Entertainment served as a production company on the film in association with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.

“We are thankful to Thomas for his founding vision of Legendary as well as his commitment, leadership and partnership this past year. He will forever be part of the company’s already rich legacy and powerful DNA,” said Gao in a statement. “As we move forward, Wanda aims to transform Legendary into a next generation studio of the future with a far-reaching creative and global platform. We look forward to working with the creative team to manage our already viable film slate with more to come in the near future.”

While there was never any official announcement from Universal Pictures, many assumed Legendary Entertainment would again serve as a production company on the upcoming Jurassic World Sequel with Tull returning as an executive producer. However, after the company was sold to the Dalian Wanda Group and with Tull’s exit from the company, its pretty clear he will not be returning as executive producer on the sequel and the prospects of Legendary Entertainment returning are not guaranteed.

Thomas Tull (left) at the Jurassic World premiere in 2015

Legendary Entertainment’s relationship with Universal Pictures has been shaky as of late with the studio being upset with Tull taking more credit for the success of Jurassic World then he deserved. The Hollywood Reporter detailed the strain between the two companies in September of 2015 after Universal let the rights to the upcoming Kong: Skull Island film go to Warner Brothers.

Universal Pictures’ decision last week to let Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures take its Kong: Skull Island project to Warner Bros. in the midst of a five-year production and financing deal is being read as a symptom of relationship trouble between the companies.

Several sources say there has been strain, in part because Tull kicked off the deal in 2014 with a couple of clunkers that he put through Universal’s distribution system and then upset some at the studio who feel he has indulged a bad habit of wrapping himself in credit for hits that he merely helped finance. In this case, the film at issue was the biggest movie of the year to date, Jurassic World.

What do you think of Thomas Tull leaving Legendary Entertainment and what it might mean for the production company’s involvement in the Jurassic World sequel? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Bernat Vilaplana joins Jurassic World Sequel as Editor

Jurassic World Sequel director J.A. Bayona today announced on Twitter that Bernat Vilaplana will be the Editor on the upcoming sequel that is scheduled to start filming at the beginning of March. This comes one week after Bayona announced that Oscar Faura will serve as the film’s Cinematographer.

bernatvilaplanaBernat Vilaplana(left) with Elena Ruiz(right) at the Goya Cinema Awards in 2013

Bernat Vilaplana joins the sequel having served as film editor on many films including Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, The Impossible and the upcoming A Monster Calls which is also directed by J.A. Bayona.

panslabrinth2006’s Pan’s Labyrinth

What do you think of Bernat Vilaplana joining the Jurassic World sequel, which hits theaters in June 2018, as the film’s editor? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Twitter

Michael Giacchino To Score Jurassic World Sequel

The Hollywood Reporter today dropped a juicy news nugget confirming that Jurassic World composer Michael Giacchino will be returning to compose the score for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel due in 2018.


While Giacchino did not discuss the Jurassic World sequel during the interview, the Hollywood Reporter mentioned that the film is on his to do list along with multiple other films.

Giacchino took a break to speak with THR between Rogue One and his next geeky gigs, which include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, War of the Planet of the Apes, the next Jurassic Park sequel and Pixar’s The Incredibles 2.

The news of Giacchino returning for the Jurassic World sequel is not a huge surprise and most fans expected this to be the case. Given that he did a remarkable job on the Jurassic World score, has developed a solid working relationship with the Jurassic World sequel writer/producer Colin Trevorrow and already has a friendship with the Jurassic World sequel director J.A. Bayona it seemed like he would definitely be back.


Michael Giacchino with J.A. Bayona in 2013

So are you excited that composer Michael Giacchino will be returning to score the Jurassic World sequel? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Thank you to Fede on Twitter for the heads up!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Trevorrow teases Claire’s shoe choice in upcoming sequel

One of the biggest complaints people seemed to have about Jurassic World was that Bryce Dallas Howard’s character of Claire wore high heels throughout the entire movie. Running through the jungle and even out running a T-Rex in route to saving the day.

Most fans just roll their eyes now when people and articles still bring up this supposed “controversy” but Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow decided to poke some fun at it today when he revealed the shoes that Claire will be wearing in the upcoming sequel.


Included with the above photo, Trevorrow simply tweeted:

See you soon, @BryceDHoward

Are you happy that Claire will be trading in the high heels for boots in the upcoming sequel due on June 22, 2018? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below and on our forums.

Source: Colin Trevorrow on Twitter