Life finds a way – and so does Jurassic World 2 news, for that matter. As Licensing Expo 2017 prepares to open tomorrow (the 23rd), the first marketing materials have appeared in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. While the primary assets are just renders and images from the first Jurassic World marketing art, the backdrops and compositions are entirely new.
The image first appeared on Instagram via user curvycamera (first reported by Reel News Hawaii)
The first thing that caught my eye was the iconic “Life Finds a Way” tagline – could this be the new marketing slogan akin to ‘The Park is Open’? While the title and logo for the sequel are still closely guarded secrets, what I immediately noticed was a theme on all the banners (other than the Mosasaurus one) – they seem to feature orange glowing embers blowing around in the background and foreground. Could the rumors of a plot line with a Volcano be true?
Some on Twitter even suggest that it may be a Volcano behind Chris Pratt and the Gallimimus on the top left – it’s slightly unclear in the one image available, but we’re hoping to have closer and clearer pictures soon. One thing is clear, while the image of the dinosaur and Chris Pratt as Owen are not new, the backdrop pictured was never used in previous Jurassic World marketing. Plus, it meshes well with JA Bayonas birthday cake, which had a volcanic look as well:
Update! A new photo of the banners show a clear volcanic theme!
We also have some glimpses at the Universal booth at the expo – and it’s clear that Jurassic World 2 is a huge push for the studio. These images come via Instagram user heavydeathrobes
In 2014 Universal brought the first Jurassic World to Licensing Expo, and unveiled some of the first products that teased things like an open park and Mosasaurus (see below). While at this point we’re unsure if what they’re bringing will be shown publicly, or be kept behind closed doors, we know the Jurassic World sequel and Jurassic Park 25th anniversary will be represented.
Stay tuned – as news and images hit the web from the latest Licensing Expo in Las Vegas we will be sure to to keep you updated! With any luck, Universal will showcase something new for fans to dissect.