LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Sets Unveiled

The past 24 hours have been a wild one for Jurassic fans, especially Jurassic fans who love collecting toys and merchandise. If you haven’t already taken a look at all the photos Jurassic Outpost took at the New York Toy Fair yesterday please make sure to check them out here.

In addition to all the Mattel toys and other products shown off, some of the LEGO sets for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom were also officially unveiled. Mashable has a look at some of the new sets we will be getting. A total of 13 sets will be released for the new film.

Pteranadon Escape – $19.99

Raptor Rescue Truck – $24.99

Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape – $79.99

Pteranadon Chase – $19.99

Stygimoloch Breakout – $29.99

Gentle Giants Petting Zoo – $19.99

Also check out the Jurassic Outpost Facebook page where there is an album of photos taken at the Toy Fair of the LEGO sets, including ones not unveiled in the Mashable article. You can see all those photos here.

The LEGO sets will be hitting shelves this April! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Mashable

Jimmy Buffett to cameo in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

In an article from The Hollywood Reporter it has been revealed that Margarita Man himself, Jimmy Buffet, will have a cameo in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A longtime friend of Jurassic producer Frank Marshall, you may remember Buffet’s cameo in Jurassic World during the attack on Main Street. Now he is back for the upcoming sequel, but whether or not he will be rescuing margaritas again remains to be seen.

“I like to put him in a movie once in a while,” says Frank Marshall of Jimmy Buffett, who has uncredited cameos in both Jurassic World movies, including June’s Fallen Kingdom.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums!

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Universal Studios Hollywood May Re-theme Jurassic Park: The Ride to Jurassic World According to Rumor

Might we finally get a Jurassic World themed attraction at Universal Studios theme parks?

Yes! Well maybe….kind of? According to a rumor from Theme Park University, Universal Studios Hollywood may be gearing up to transform Jurassic Park: The Ride into a Jurassic World themed ride.

It’s been made public that Comcast wants a new attraction in every Universal park every year moving forward….Which brings us to 2019. If what I’m hearing from folks who work at Universal Studios Hollywood is correct, Jurassic Park: The Ride will be operational through at least part (most?) of the summer season and then close to make a transformation into a Jurassic World The Ride attraction.

While nothing is official and any report should of course be taken fully as a rumor, it does make sense for Universal Studios Hollywood to update Jurassic Park: The Ride. Having opened in June of 1996, the ride will be entering its 22nd year of operation. As pointed out by Theme Park University the animatronic dinosaurs in the ride have become quite dated and are in the need of a major upgrade so a Jurassic World revamp may also indicate new upgraded animatronics.

Further, this aligns with reports we heard some time back, suggesting a makeover was planned (then at IOA rather than Hollywood), re-branding the area to Jurassic World, complete with a state of the art Indominus Rex animatronic. If the general concept still stands, while the ride will take place within ‘Jurassic World’, Jurassic Park should still make an appearance as the ride vehicle is diverted through the old park ruins.

Our speculation would be that it is likely that the ride itself would remain the same as a boat on the same track but that the theming, dinosaurs and ride story would be new (while still following the same basic story structure). It is also likely that the new ride would not only include the Indomnius Rex from the 2015 film, but also Velociraptor Blue and a Mosasaurus cameo. Finally, the old dinosaurs are expected to get entirely new fixtures, featuring actual film accurate designs.

It is unclear if dinosaurs or aspects from the yet unreleased Fallen Kingdom would be included in any possible revamp.

Sadly, this does mean the great ‘Jurassic Park’ theming for the rest of the ride and area would switch to the more modern ‘World’ look – as World borrows from real world parks like Universal and Disney, it offers less of a unique sense of escapism. It remains to be seen how they will keep Jurassic unique, in line with its more safari adventure vibe it is known for, and is currently featuring.

Theme Park University also says that they are hearing this will only be for Universal Studios Hollywood and that currently the Jurassic Park ride at Islands Of Adventure in Flordia won’t be changing.

Also make sure to check out the full rumor article at Theme Park University as they make guesses and speculate themselves of what a Jurassic World themed ride may entail.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums!

Source: Theme Park University

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has most viewed Super Bowl Spot On Social Media

The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Super Bowl TV spot dropped last night and the overall reaction appears to be far more positive compared to the first trailer that dropped in December. According to Deadline, the Fallen Kingdom TV spot was actually the most viewed movie spot from the big game on Social Media. Topping the likes of Avengers: Infinity War and the very first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story.

However, in regards to pure video views combined from YouTube and Facebook, Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wins hands down tonight per ComScore with a total of 3.56M. This is followed by Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout with 2.09M views.

Though even though it had the most views, the spot did not generate the same level of social media conversation (33,400) compared to other spots like Solo: A Star Wars Story(109,000) and Avengers: Infinity War(161,000).

If you havent already, make sure to check out the Super Bowl spot below:

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums!

Source: Deadline

The ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Super Bowl Trailer is Here!

Move over Eagles and Patriots, tonight was about Pteranodons and Raptors!

As was reported last weekend, we got a brand new look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom during Super Bowl LII this evening in the form of a 90 second spot right before kickoff. This is our first look at the new film since the first theatrical trailer dropped on December 7th.

Take a look at the Super Bowl trailer below:

Stay tuned – our in-depth breakdown, HD screencaps, and more will be coming soon. Plus, the fun isn’t over! Another Fallen Kingdom video is airing later this evening.

What did you think of the new looks at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that aired during the Super Bowl? Has your excitment been elevated, decreased or stayed the same? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

Source: YouTube

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to air multiple TV Spots during Super Bowl LII

Are you ready for some……Dinosaurs?

Deadline is reporting what has been long expected, we will get another look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom during Super Bowl LII on Sunday February 4th on NBC. Though according to the report, Fallen Kingdom will have not just one TV Spot during the big game, but “multiple” spots.

Universal, whose sister network NBC is airing the game this year, has continually had a footprint during Super Bowl, and this year they’re showcasing their June 22 summer sequel juggernaut Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as well as the Dwayne Johnson July 13 action pic Skyscraper from director Rawson Marshall Thurber.’

‘Deadline is informed that both Fallen Kingdom and Skyscraper will run multiple spots.’

In 2015, Jurassic World aired a 1 minute TV spot right before kickoff during Super Bowl XLIX. Check out that TV spot below.

TV Spots during this year’s Super Bowl are being purchased by advertisers for roughly $5 million per 30 seconds. Though since NBC is part of NBCUniversal it could be argued that the air time for the Fallen Kingdom spots are going to be at a bit of a “discount”.

It is our guess that while Jurassic World ran one 1 minute spot in 2015, Fallen Kingdom will likely air two 30 second spots sometime during the game. Since these are commercials for a major Summer blockbuster, look for both of these commerials to air during the first half of the game and not the second half. Super Bowl LII will have its opening kickoff at 6:30PM ET, but we recommend tuning in before that in case the first spot airs before kickoff.

Are you excited for the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom TV spots that will air during Super Bowl LII on February 4th? What do you hope they show in these new looks? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

Source: Deadline

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Plushies From Posh Paws Revealed

Assets out of containment – the latest onslaught of merchandise news roars on!

Thanks to Idle Hands we have our first look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom plushies from Posh Paws. These photos come courtesy of Mat Hawkins at Of Course Collectables who attended the UK Toy Fair this week. While no details such as pricing and availability are yet known, Idle Hands did assure us they had full permission to take and share the photographs below.

As shown in these images we are getting adorable plushies in a variety of sizes and dinosaurs species. Allosaurus, T. rex, Triceratops, Mosasaurus and Stygimoloch appear to be among the dinosaurs the line will contain.

While the trailers have yet to show off the Stygimloch (a newcomer to the franchise) and Mosasaur, they were previously confirmed in an official behind the scenes video released on Snapchat (above).

Be sure to check out Idle Hands for even more pictures of the Fallen Kingdom Posh Paws line! As for when you can bu these – the general street date for Fallen Kingdom merchandise is April 16th, and is likely when they will become available.

Stay tuned – New York Toy Fair begins February 17th, and is sure to bring more Jurassic Park and World merchandise reveals. What do you think of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom plushies from Posh Paws? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

Source: Idle Hands, Of Course Collectables

‘Jurassic World Live’ Arena Stunt Show Announced For 2019!

Hold on to your butts!

Universal Pictures have announced that starting in the Fall of 2019 there will be a live arena show called “Jurassic World Live“.

An official website went live this morning and it offers a brief description of what we can expect from the show.

An All-New, Live Arena Show Coming Fall 2019

Jurassic World Fans — get ready for this all-new, live-action show coming to your hometown! Experience the excitement of coming face to face with life-sized dinosaurs, including the vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Velociraptor Blue and many other favorites. Adventure is guaranteed with arena-sized action, special effects and physical stunts that will leave you on the edge-of-your seat!

Image courtesy of Feld Entertainment (via Jurassic Park Podcast)

Our initial assumption and expectation is that this will be something similar to “Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular” that has been touring the world since 2007. But obviously this new show will be focused on the story and dinosaurs of the Jurassic World films. Check out the Walking with Dinosaurs video below of what the Jurassic World Live show may resemble.

However, despite some surface similarities it seems Jurassic World: Live will roar into new territories, pushing the boundaries of technology to bring the action to life like never before:

Feld Entertainment Inc. and Universal Brand Development are collaborating on a groundbreaking, live-touring show inspired by one of the biggest blockbuster franchises in cinematic history, Jurassic World. Feld will concept, produce and tour the multi-year arena show, which is scheduled to launch fall 2019 in the United States and will continue globally, featuring a herd of life-size dinosaurs extending up to 40-feet long. Using state-of-the-art projection mapping, fans will be transported right onto Isla Nublar, and with the addition of sophisticated animatronics and performer-operated characters, the dinosaurs will literally be the biggest stars of the show as the story is told through human and dinosaur interaction.

To bring this epic dinosaur world to life off the big screen, Feld Entertainment is breaking down the traditional arena barriers that typically exist between the audience and the live action. For the first time in an arena setting, fans will experience the epic wonder, thrills, awe and terror of the Jurassic World franchise up close and in their hometown.

“Fans around the world continue to tell us they want more ways to experience Jurassic World, and the thrilling action and larger-than-life experience of this live arena tour gives them the opportunity to engage in an all new and exciting way,” said Vince Klaseus, President, Universal Brand Development. “Feld Entertainment is best-in-class at creating spectacular live experiences, and this show is able to meet the high expectations of fans worldwide who are craving more interaction with Jurassic World dinosaurs.”

“The live Jurassic World arena experience will create new ways for fans to engage with one of the world’s most popular franchises,” said Kenneth Feld, Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. “Feld Entertainment has the expertise and experience to bring this iconic franchise to life through an innovative format in an immersive arena setting coupled with a unique narrative that includes iconic locations and fan favorite dinosaurs – creating edge-of-your-seat, live entertainment that is a mix between a stunt show and a 3-D thrill attraction.

This show sounds quite different than Jurassic World: the Exhibition, the touring museum show which made its debut in 2016. While the exhibition has been met with enthusiasm from fans and families, one of the resounding comments is how the dinosaurs do not look like their film counterparts – perhaps the new live show will remedy this.

Are you excited for a Live arena show based on Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

Source: Jurassic World Live, PR Newswire

JA Bayona Teases ‘Bond-like’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Opening plus Terrifying Second Half Featuring a Secret Dinosaur!

Today the latest issue of Empire hits stands and included is a brand new article about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom featuring this new exclusive still from the film.

In the above new still we see the Carnotaurus looking into the Gryosphere where characters Claire Dearing and Franklin Webb, played by newcomer Justice Smith, are taking cover. The Carnotaurus has long been a dinosaur that Jurassic fans have wanted in the Jurassic films, especially after it having a role in Michael Crichton’s The Lost World novel. In the novel, the Carnotaurus has the camouflage abilities of a chameleon and as Twitter user jaros428 mentions in the tweet below, the Fallen Kingdom Carnotaurus appears to have the eyes of a chameleon.

Now this doesn’t mean we will see the Fallen Kingdom Carnotaurus with the ability to camouflage as that trait from the novel was given to Jurassic World’s hybrid, the Indominus Rex. However the chameleon eye appears to be a nice homage to the novel Carnotaurus by the filmmakers.

Of course, the article contains more than just the new still, including some great new quotes from director J.A. Bayona about the direction of the film. Where Jurassic World was lacking an inciting incident akin to those seen in past films, it sounds like Fallen Kingdom will bring it to a new level:

“We are starting with a massive action piece that feels like a James Bond prologue”, teases Bayona. “And in the center there is the biggest set-piece ever done for a Jurassic movie”

The article continues to say that after the ‘big set-piece’, which is clearly the volcanic eruption on Isla Nublar, the story will head back to the mainland for the second half of the film. The second half of the movie will receive Bayona’s horror style will make the film feel more claustrophobic. The article asserts that Bayona’s experience with ghost stories will pay off with a mysterious new dinosaur (Indoraptor?), but he’s mum on details:

“You will see,” the director laughs. “Every movie has its star dinosaur, and this is the one people will remember.”

Be sure to pick up a copy of the latest Empire issue today to read more from them! What do you think of the new official Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom still and information? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

Special thanks to “Red” for sending us the link to Empire.

Source: Empire

Michael Giacchino has seen a cut of Fallen Kingdom and is excited to work with Bayona

Almost one year ago exactly is when we first learned that Academy Award winning composer Michael Giacchino would be returning to work on the score for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Giacchino previously wrote the score on 2015’s Jurassic World and is one of the busiest composers currently in Hollywood. Just in 2017 Giacchino worked on The Book of Henry, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes and Coco. In 2018 besides Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom he is set to compose the score for Incredibles 2.

In an exclusive interview with Collider, Giacchino briefly touched on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sharing how excited he is to work with his good friend J.A. Bayona and that he actually has already seen a cut of the film.

COLLIDER: And as for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, I mean we got the idea through the hiring of J. A. Bayona that it’d be a bit of a darker film and they said that as well, but it very much looks like it might have this kind of thriller/horror aspect. Is that something that’s kind of reflected in the score?

GIACCHINO: Well, again, haven’t even written a note of music for that one yet either (laughs).

COLLIDER: Fair, totally fair.

GIACCHINO: But I have seen it, and yes. I love J. A., he and I have known each other for many years, we’ve been friends and we’ve been hoping to work on something together so this, I think, is gonna be a really fun project to do with him. I love his storytelling sensibility and I’m excited to take the storytelling and the franchise somewhere new and different and perhaps that is darker and more moody and more suspenseful. But again, I gotta wait and see where it takes me, but looking forward to that one too.

Michael Giacchino with J.A. Bayona in 2013

What do you think of Giacchino’s comments on working with J.A. Bayona on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

Special thanks to Fede and Matt on Twitter for the heads up on the interview.

Source: Collider