First Look at Packaging Art for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Merch!

Our first look at packaging art for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom products is here!

Several listings for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom products showed up in a recent PEZ sales brochure, including several listings of dinosaur-shaped PEZ dispensers featuring the likenesses of Tyrannosauruses and raptors, as well as the dilophosaurus and mosasaurus.

However, the stand out of these listings is that of the packaging’s key art, which features a profile image of Blue, along with the grittier Fallen Kingdom version of the Jurassic World logo and a background image of an erupting volcano.

This design seems to be the general format for other products – such as those being released by LEGO and Mattel – with Blue being the centerpiece for all of the packaging.

And, since that is the case, this marks the first time that a Tyrannosaurus or other large, headlining dino (like the spinosaurus from Jurassic Park III) has not been the focus of packaging art for the franchise. The art for Jurassic World (pictured below) featured a head-on image of the Tyrannosaurus, as well as the sleeker, blue and silver version of the JW logo.

What this means for the franchise and products yet to come, we have yet to find out, but a different turn is always exciting.

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

Source: PEZ 2018 Catalog

Full Expanded Descriptions of Every LEGO ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set! (Potential Spoilers)

In 2015, LEGO released a range of sets for Jurassic World which quickly became fan favorites due to their variety and creativity. While the builds weren’t very accurate to the film itself, they were fun, and captured the Jurassic play factor and identity fairly well. Due to their roaring success, fans have been eagerly looking forward to how LEGO would step up the game with their Fallen Kingdom range – it was widely assumed the new range would be more involved, and accurate to what was on screen in the movie.

Thanks to LEGO fan site [Redacted] fans questions have been answered, and we have detailed descriptions of the sets! Check out their video below, and read on for our write-up based on their information and more(warning – potential spoilers):

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LEGO toys are always fun, and these are no different, but after the success of Jurassic World, plus the solid sales of the merchandise, we were left hoping for more. LEGO usually does a great job with licensed properties (look no further than Star Wars or Harry Potter), so by comparison, these look particularly simplistic. It would be easier to be less judgmental if LEGO prices were not so steep, but considering their profit margin, it’s hard not to want a little more.

Perhaps there is yet another set yet to be discovered, exclusive to a specific retailer, which will help further flesh out the line with new content. With any luck, LEGO will continue to support the Jurassic brand after these sets, and not wait for the next film, offering more variety in time.

Again, thanks to [redacted] for first reporting on these LEGO sets. The sets are expected to release some time after April 16th, 2018. Sound off in the comments below to let us know what set you’re looking forward to the most, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Source: [Redacted]

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard Want You to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jurassic Park!

2018 marks a big year for Jurassic fans, with the release of Jurassic World Evolution, the first toy line from Mattel, a prequel novel based on Claire Dearing, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and of course, the 25th anniversary of the movie that started it all: Jurassic Park. While followers of this website may have known about this celebration for some time, it has only been officially announced by Universal Pictures today, in a new exciting video calling on YOU to relive and recreate your favorite scenes:

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park’s theatrical release and the upcoming release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal Brand Development and creative network Tongal have launched a user-generated-content (UGC) contest for fans to relive and recreate their favorite moments from the epic Jurassic Park, it was announced today. After a curation of the best and most original fan-generated content submissions, the compilation videos will be posted to the Jurassic World YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels, as well as JurassicWorld.com every #ThrowbackThursday from January through April.

The celebration kicks off by inviting fans worldwide to submit videos where they either “relive” or “recreate” their favorite moments from the Jurassic Park film. To help get people excited, a video was created using diehard fan-generated content that includes surprise guests – and super-fans themselves – Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who star in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Check out the video on Youtube and at www.JurassicWorld.com/JP25

“Twenty-five years ago, Jurassic Park captured the imaginations of global audiences and transported them to a world where dinosaurs roam the Earth,” said David O’Connor, executive vice president and head of franchise management and brand strategy, Universal Brand Development. “With this call to action, we’re bringing together fans of all ages to showcase their creativity and celebrate all things Jurassic.”

Those who choose to relive the wonder and thrills of Jurassic Park are asked to submit a video about their favorite scene from the film and the impact it had on them. Alternatively, fans who want to recreate their most memorable moments are challenged to use their imaginations and remake scenes from Jurassic Park using animation, illustration, toys, family members, costumes, pets, special effects and more! Participants can submit their videos starting today through January 22, 2018, at JurassicWorld.com/JP25.

Up to 48 winners will be awarded $250 each—as well as Jurassic Park S.W.A.G.—and their videos will be shared with fans across Jurassic World social channels. Two grand-prize winners will be selected (one for each project) to receive $1,000, plus Jurassic Park products and DVD set.

Relive:

25 years ago, one movie made history. Jurassic Park captured the imaginations of audiences around the world and transported them to a place where dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Now, we’re calling on fans everywhere to help recreate the wonder of Jurassic Park by recreating your favorite scenes from the film. Scroll down to learn more and submit.

TWENTY-FOUR (24) winners will be awarded $250 and a Jurassic Park shirt.

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive $1000, a Jurassic Park shirt, a new Jurassic World prize package, and a surprise item.

Recreate:

25 years ago, one movie made history. Jurassic Park captured the imaginations of audiences around the world and transported them to a place where dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Now, we’re calling on fans everywhere to help relive the wonder of Jurassic Park by sharing your favorite memories of the movie. Scroll down to learn more and submit.

TWENTY-FOUR (24) winners will be awarded $250 and a Jurassic Park shirt.

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive $1000, a Jurassic Park shirt, a new Jurassic World prize package, and a surprise item.

Important:

As any items appearing in the background of your video may be cause for disqualification, please:

Keep your video clear of visible third party toys and their logos, books, games, shoe logos, clothing and objects from franchises other than Jurassic Park.
Try to use a blank wall or empty outdoor area for the background of your video.
Do not include music in your submission.
We are only looking for stories and memories about Jurassic Park, NOT Jurassic World.

Read more at http://www.jurassicworld.com/jp25/

At Jurassic Outpost, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate 25 years of Jurassic Park – in fact, you can spot myself and Jack in the very video above! The Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary project is open for submissions until January 22nd, and you can read more at www.jurassicworld.com/jp25 – so get to work, and sound off on social media with the hashtag #JurassicPark25!

The film that started it all, 65 million years in the making. On June 11th, 1993 Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment released ‘Jurassic Park’ – a new science fiction film by Steven Spielberg, based upon Michael Crichton’s best selling novel of the same name.

Jurassic Park is set on Isla Nublar, a fictional island off the coast of Costa Rica where billionaire John Hammond and a team of genetic scientists, have created a theme park that hosts cloned dinosaurs.

On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the attraction to the public, he invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park — and help calm anxious investors. However, their park visit is anything but tranquil as the park’s security system breaks down, the prehistoric creatures break out, and the excitement builds to surprising results.

The film’s premiere was on June 9, 1993 in Washington D.C. On June 11, the film opened across America.

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

Check Out This Jurassic World Evolution Footage Loaded With New Dinosaurs!

Did the Fallen Kingdom trailer leave you hungry for more? Coming just two weeks off of the Jurassic World sequels bombastic, if not divisive trailer reveal, comes a new footage tease for Jurassic World Evolution. Part of the ‘IGN First‘ debut program, they let the footage speak for itself – check it out below, and read on for our species breakdown!

Did you spot all the new dinosaurs?

First up, we have the Edmontosaurus, who was on the list of dinosaurs in Jurassic World, but never made an appearance in the film. Edmontosaurus is an herbibore part of the Hadrosaur family, and related to Parasaurolophus. Intriguingly, the design is based on the artwork done for the Jurassic World website (albeit with a crest added), by artist Julius Csotonyi, which was never meant to be canon and was not based on designs by the filmmakers. However, in this case it makes a great dinosaur design, so no complaints here!

The other new dinosaur species is instantly recognizable from the films – the carnivorous Ceratosaurus. While it only made a small cameo appearance in Jurassic Park 3, it instantly became a fan favorite design. While it has not made an appearance since the third Jurassic, a toy based on it was released alongside Jurassic World.

The final dinosaur is perhaps the most interesting, as it seems to evade identification – could this be a custom hybrid created in game? The dinosaur itself seems to share many traits with Velociraptor, though its snout is taller, with a defined ridge angling downward – but the biggest deviation in the design is the crest atop its head. That hearkens to species like Monolophosaurus and Guanlong, particularly Guanlong as its crest does not run all the way to its snout, like Monolophosaurus’ should. However, the skull shape does not match either one of those dinosaurs, giving a more monstrous and robust look to this mystery dino.

Update:

It turns out the mystery Theropod was a Deinonychus – we didn’t see that one coming! Early information suggested you can customize the appearance of dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution, so perhaps this is not the basic Deinonychus (which would not have a crest), but a further evolved and modified variation.

About Jurassic World Evolution:

Based on Universal Pictures’ iconic film franchise and created in collaboration with Universal Brand Development, the game expands on the official Jurassic World mythology and puts players in charge of cinema’s greatest tourist destination – where they will have the opportunity to create and manage their own Jurassic World. Launching in summer 2018, Jurassic World Evolution will be coming to PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system.

“As long-time fans of the entire Jurassic series we’re thrilled to be putting players in charge of their own Jurassic World,” said Frontier’s Chief Creative Officer, Jonny Watts. “We’re excited to bring over fifteen years of management, simulation, and creature development expertise to a destination and franchise that remains an inspiration to us.”

Jurassic World Evolution evolves players’ relationship with the Jurassic World film franchise, placing them in control of operations on the legendary island of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago. Players will build their own Jurassic World as they bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and construct attractions, containment and research facilities. Every choice leads to a different path and spectacular challenges arise when ‘life finds a way.’

The game is scheduled to release next summer and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be in theatres June 2018.

Do you think the Deinonychus is part of the DNA tampering aspect of the game, or could it perhaps just be a more fantastical and angry looking Deinonychus than expected? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: IGN

Jurassic World to Get Expanded Universe with Upcoming Prequel Novel!

It’s finally happening. The Jurassic Park universe is canonically expanding beyond the films. One of the most requested things from fans has continuously been an expansion of the fiction, whether it be via an animated series, comics, novels, or more. It now seems Universal has listened, and the first expansion will be coming May 2018 in the form of a Young Adult novel by Random House Books.

The novel, seemingly awaiting a more formal title, is currently titled ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Hardcover Young Adult Novel’. While the title isn’t much to go off of, Random House has also provided an exciting synopsis on what readers can expect:

Discover the beginnings of one of Jurassic World‘s most beloved characters–Claire Dearing–in this original action-packed young adult novel.

During the events of Jurassic World, Claire Dearing faced the savage fury of dinosaurs unleashed . . . but it wasn’t the first time. In this entirely new coming-of-age story, Claire lands an elite internship working for Simon Masrani and soon discovers his plans to build an all-new theme park–Jurassic World! Along the way, Claire establishes valuable relationships with both her peers and the prehistoric creatures she studies, but when the situation turns dangerous, she begins to see the dinosaurs in a different light. Fans of Jurassic World will delight in filling in the gaps of Claire’s past, all while gaining insights into the experiences that transformed her into the strong woman we know today.

May 08, 2018 | 304 Pages | Young Adult

The Young Adult fiction genre is typically considered to be written for ages 12-20’s, though the exact age range isn’t particularly defined, nor does it dictate who can enjoy the writings. This isn’t the first time the franchise had side stories via books, as the Jurassic Park Adventures series based on Eric Kirby’s adventures existed, but those targeted younger ages and were widely considered non-canon by fans.

The timeframe for this prequel novel is interesting, as it seems to begin before Jurassic World was event built, and will likely dive deep into the backstory of how Masrani Global handled InGen assets, and became the corporation we saw in the 2015 film. While it follows Claire’s perspective, the novel will quite possibly cross paths with individuals like Dr. Henry Wu, Vic Hoskisn, and other players, like the already confirmed Simon Masrani.

Will we see the cleanup of Nublar, the construction of Jurassic World, and inception of of ideas like the Indominus Rex in this novel? Time will tell – and hopefully it may even clarify longstanding question like the fate of Isla Nublar, why Hammond endorsed Jurassic World after his character motivation shift in The Lost World, and perhaps dig deep into pieces of the fiction the films have never touched upon.

But most off all, the novel will take us through the character evolution, motivation, and growth of Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard in the films), who Colin Trevorrow has previously stated is main character of the Jurassic World trilogy. It’s especially great to see a leading women take the spotlight and kick off the official Jurassic expanded universe, where as the easy and expected route would be putting someone like Owen Grady in the spotlight.

We’re excited, and hope this is only the first book of an exciting Jurassic World EU – the opportunities are endless, and we can’t wait to read the novel! If this is only the tip of the spear, perhaps in time a Dr. Henry Wu book series will come as well, detailing the timeline between Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, explaining how and why he comes off so cold in World, and dive deep into science of InGen not seen since Michael Crichton created the franchise.

Finally, dinosaur enthusiasts also have a publication to look forward to, which also seems to dive into the expanded fiction of Jurassic World – the ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Dinosaur Survival Guide’:

Relive the excitement of the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom–which opens to US audiences on June 22, 2018–with this must-have survival guide!

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom releases in theaters on June 22, 2018, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs, including Blue, the Velociraptor; Tyrannosaurus rex; and Mosasaurus–along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before!

This indispensable full-color survival guide features all the facts about the Jurassic World dinosaurs that you need to know to survive on the island–as well as the top-secret history of how it all began.

May 08, 2018 | 80 Pages | 6-9 years

Top secret history of how it all began? Say no more. Perhaps this visual guide will finally give a defined canonical explanation of the dinosaur variations seen throughout the franchise!

Let us know if you will be picking up the Claire prequel novel, and what stories you hope the expanded universe digs into! And as always, stay tuned for the latest news.

Source: Random House Books

Everything You Need to Know About the Official Jurassic Park Iron Studios Statue Lineup Unveiled at CCXP!

Jurassic Park fans and collectors are in for a treat – make no mistake about it. Iron Studios recently revealed they have the Jurassic Park license, and teased their upcoming lineup over social media prior to its full reveal at Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil. I traveled to São Paulo to cover the work of Iron Studios and catch the premiere of the Fallen Kingdom trailer at CCXP 2017, and have every detail you could want about the statues!

Dinosaurs ruled the earth at CCXP 2017 – upon entering the convention hall the first thing I saw was a life sized Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex, towering over the iconic jungle colored Ford Explorer from the film. The Jurassic Park theme was on full blast, and the sound of the Tyrannosaurus bellowed, echoing over the thousands of excited convention attendees. This Tyrannosaurus Rex was sculpted by Iron Studios simply so Jurassic Park fans attending the con would have a great time, and a great photo-op. In front of the large Rex under a gigantic Jurassic Park banner sat their upcoming line of Jurassic collectibles.

The statue set is based off the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex breakout scene from Jurassic Park, and Iron Studios have captured every detail you can imagine. At an impressive 1/10th scale, these pieces are quite large, towering over other Jurassic Park collectibles. Everything you see in the pictures are part of the numerous sets – the roadway, the electric fences, and yes, even the jungle greenery! I spoke with the numerous artists who worked hard to make this piece as amazing as possible, and let me tell you, they spared no expense getting the details right.

For the first time ever, you will be able to purchase a Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex with colors that are accurate to the iconic creature in the film. While other fantastic Jurassic Park collectibles have been made of the Tyrannosaurus in the past, none have quite got her colors right, favoring the more saturated and bright browns of the unfinished behind the scenes color scheme or restored head made circa 1997. It’s been a longstanding complaint amongst Jurassic Park fans that Universal doesn’t seem to know the real color of the T. rex, but thankfully Iron Studios got it right.

Her colors reflect the darker, muted colors of the animal in the film, expertly highlighting the subtle striping, and capturing the look of the deeply colored orbital sockets that hasn’t been seen since 1993. Her eyes display the intense focus of the dinosaurs gaze, which look forward at Dr. Alan Grant has she lets loose her triumphant roar. Every detail of her body is sculpted with focus, capturing the folds and bumps of the skin to a level of perfection. Likewise, the attention to detail with the paint is also fantastic, even giving lesser looked spots like the feet or hands the spotlight.

The Ford Explorers received a similar amount of love, with every decal and color translated with phenomenal craftsmanship. Details like like the Jurassic Park tag hanging from the rear view mirror, the case with the flares and park brochures in the back, and the on board computer displaying its splash screen. Not to mention the distressed damage on the Explorer that has been attacked by the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which also has Tim and Lex screaming in terror inside – or the rain effect that has been added to truly capture the atmosphere of the scene.

Finally, Dr. Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm, sculpted with an incredible likeness to their respective actors, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. From the expressions on their faces, to the mud splattered around their feet, these statues capture the finest details with expertise. Look no further than the flares in their hands, or the chain around Malcolm’s neck.

However, don’t take our word for it alone – check out our gallery of images below, and pour over the details yourself! Already sold, and wondering where you purchase one (or the whole set), and for how much? The Iron Studios range will be available worldwide (with only distribution in the US currently undetermined). The pricing model is based upon two sets to complete the diorama, as well as single pieces on basic bases for more affordable prices:

  • SET A ( Left Base, Left Back Base + Fence and Plants, Destroyed Ford Explorer, Tim & Lex, + T. rex )
    SRP $1,199.99 USD
  • SET B ( Middle and Right Base, Middle and Right Back Base + Fence and Plants, Ford Explorer, Alan Grant, & Ian Malcolm )
    SRP $1,199.99  USD
  • Ian Malcolm Art Scale 1/10
    $89.99 USD
  • Alan Grant Art Scale 1/10
    $89.99 USD
  • T. rex Art Scale 1/10 on custom base (not yet revealed)
    SRP  $649.99 USD
  • Ford Explorer Art Scale 1/10 on custom base ( not yet revealed )
    SRP $649.99 USD
  • Be sure to follow Iron Studios in Facebook and Instagram, and check out their official website here! While the exact date preorders will open has yet to be announced, they were hopeful to allow orders near the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Stay tuned, as Iron Studios have many more surprises in store for Jurassic Park fans!

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    Will you be picking up any of the Iron Studios pieces? Be sure to sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you think!

    Check Out Every New Dinosaur in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer!

    You’ve no doubt seen the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – but just what dinosaurs were on display, and what can we glean from their visual depictions? First, let’s watch the trailer again:

    Things move pretty fast, but we’ve poured through the trailer frame by frame. Take a walk through the park and learn all about the dinosaurs in the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel – did you spot them all?

    Baryonyx

    First referenced on the park map in Jurassic Park, this bipedal carnivorous dinosaur has never appeared in a Jurassic film prior. The Baryonyx is a cousin species to the Spinosaurus, and stood about 10 feet tall and 30 feet long – the real prehistoric animal likely lived off of a diet of fish, but still would have been deadly to cross paths with. InGen’s creation seems bulkier, with a shorter neck and smaller arms, but makes up for it in pure, mean, crocodilian attitude.

    Brachiosaurus

    The iconic gentle giant of Jurassic Park returns in all her original glory. The most recognizable Sauropod of the franchise towers over the other animals of park, reaching heights of well over 30 feet. Brachiosaurus was absent in the fourth Jurassic film, and while it made an appearance in Jurassic Park 3, it looked quite different.

    Strangely it was not part of the species list in Jurassic World, though we know previous populations existed on Isla Nublar.

    Styracosaurus/Sinoceratops/?

     

    Blink and you’ll miss it! Did you catch the second ceratopsian to appear in a Jurassic film? It remains unclear what species this actually is, but Styracosaurus and Sinoceratops are the two most likely candidates. Unlike Triceratops, neither Styracosaurus nor Sinoceratops have been featured in a Jurassic Park film prior, nor have they ever been mentioned as a species in previous films (though Styrcaosaurus made an appearance in a early JP3 script). The real versions of these herbivores could grow up to 18-22 feet long, but were gentle giants, using their strong, sturdy cheek teeth to assist with grinding up fibrous plants.

    It’s worth noting we initially heard rumors the iconic and beloved Pachyrhinosaurus was in this movie – but it is clearly not the dinosaur on display here. Don’t take our word for it, just asking any dinosaur loving three year old. Perhaps the species changed to what is likely the Sinoceratops later on – we’re eager to discover what species this is either way!

    Carnotaurus

    The Carnotaurus has long been a fan favorite of Jurassic Park fans dating back to its appearance in Michael Crichton’s ‘The Lost World’ novel. Smaller than a T-Rex, this carnivore is well known for having horns atop its head, a long lean neck, and incredibly tiny arms. Much like many of the other new dinosaurs, Carnotaurus was never known to be on Isla Nublar.

    In ‘The Lost World’ novel, the Carnotaurus had camouflage abilities, which were eventually used as a trait of the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World. Ironically the Carnotaurus is actually one of the DNA components of the Indominus Rex, giving the animal its horns. There has been talk that Jurassic film makers have held back incorporating this animal in past films because of Disney’s use of of it in the film ‘Dinosaur’ and as the main antagonist in its Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom, however it seems Jurassic has come to reclaim its namesake.

    Allosaurus

    The dinosaur on display above is another mystery, but we’re favoring members of Allosauridae due its long three fingered hands, even if its head resembles members of the Tyrannosauridae family, such as Megaraptor. For the time being, we’ll assume it’s an Allosaurus.

    The Allosaurus was featured briefly as promotional material in Jurassic World, appearing briefly in an image of the Holoscape interface at the Innovation Center, but failed to appear in the flesh. However, it was never a species on Isla Nublar in Jurassic Park nor Jurassic World.

    The carnivorous “different lizard” averaged 28 feet in length, though evidence suggests they could have reached lengths of over 38 feet. Experts report that Allosaurs lived in dangerous lives – many remains displayed in museums include smashed shoulder blades and broken ribs, suggesting that their interactions with others of their own species were largely aggressive. Will we see that aggression in Fallen Kingdom? It seems so.

    Baby Blue

    While not entirely a new dinosaur, this depiction is brand new – we see Blue as an adorable baby Raptor. This is only the second time we have seen a juvenile Velociraptor, and baby Blue is clearly older than the hatchling in Jurassic Park. At this point its unclear how these ‘flashbacks’ fit into the movie, but we’re interested!

    Compsognathus

    Last but not least, we have the return of the Compys – first introduced in The Lost World, these small green opportunistic scavengers have been a longtime fan favorite (Just don’t tell Dieter Stark, who was eaten alive by them after falling down a hill). While Compsognathus have never been referenced as a species on Isla Nublar in any of the films, they were present in the original novel, bred to eat the dung of the many large dinosaurs around the island.

    Considering the ruined state of Isla Nublar in Fallen Kingdom, these scavengers are perfect fit for the film, and we’re thrilled they’re back.

    What do you think of the new dinosaurs in Fallen Kingdom, and their designs? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to stay tuned for all the latest Fallen Kingdom news!

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    About Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:

    It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

    When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

    With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

    Stars Pratt and Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

    Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

    Fallen Kingdom ‘Dinosaur Protection Group’ Viral Website Launched!

    The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer exploded online last night and today we have our first look at the in-universe website for the Dinosaur Protection Group.

    This is an organization Claire Dearing has founded and their goal in the upcoming film is to find a way to get the dinosaurs off the island due to the imminent volcanic eruption threatening the extinction of the animals.

    While the website doesn’t currently have much information on it at this very moment, it does contain the above logo for the group and allows guests of the site to enter their name and email address to receive updates as more of the site is launched.

    A Twitter page, Facebook page and Instagram page were also released in connection to the website’s launch.

    In-universe viral marketing websites are nothing new to this franchise – in November 2014 when the first trailer for Jurassic World dropped, the Masrani Global and Isla Nublar park site were released online to enhance the experience.

    What do you think of the first in-universe website for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

    Source: Dinosaur Protection Group

    The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer IS HERE!

    It seems like only yesterday we were eagerly anticipating the first trailer reveal from Jurassic World. And now, two years on, we have the first trailer for the follow-up Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! Watch it below!

    Remarkable. In just under seven months we will return to Isla Nublar for the very last time and witness the volcanic disaster that threatens the fate of the dinosaurs. Here’s the official plot synopsis:

    It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

    When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

    Universal Pictures debuted the first trailer for the sequel, directed by J.A. Bayona, at the Falcons/Saints Thursday Night Football game on NBC, which coincided with an online release.

    Check out some HD screenshots from the trailer below!

    The past week has been Jurassic-filled with numerous teases and a fantastic behind the scenes look at the film!

    So what do you think of the very first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? What is your current level of excitement for the new film that hits theaters next June? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!