Welcome to Jurassic World 2.
The fifth installment of the Jurassic Park saga has begun filming today in Slough, England. We reported two days ago that the upcoming Jurassic World sequel would film on site at the Langley Business Centre today, and as expected activity in the area has kicked into gear. While we do not know what’s being filmed today, we do have pictures of the staging area and the “Picture Vehicle Department”.
As you can see, it’s using the ‘Ancient Futures’ working title, rather than outright calling it Jurassic World – but it’s quite obvious what film it is with that font! Interestingly, as the sign points out, this is the “Picture Vehicle Department”, which presumably is a warehouse filled with Jurassic World themed vehicles. This would possibly explain why someone said they saw a helicopter on site earlier:
@aseesman just a helicopter. No dinosaurs, sadly!
— Alex 🦄 (@fergalsondrex) February 23, 2017
We were told the production began working in the area about two months ago, seemingly building a soundstage in one of the warehouses (as lots of jungle and forest greenery was seen on location). This is almost assuredly in a different building than the vehicle department pictured, and is likely where they are filming today (though perhaps the buildings are attached). Whatever is happening there remains a mystery, but hopefully J.A. Bayona or someone else involved with the production will give us official details soon!