On the 23rd February, the sequel to Jurassic World began filming in the UK. In late June the production headed to the island of Oahu in Hawaii and filmed at various locations including the Kualoa Ranch and the He’eia Kea harbor.
Now, thanks to a tweet by director J.A. Bayona, we have learned that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has officially wrapped filming!
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) July 9, 2017
The past few months have been very exciting and while we all hopefully know very little about the plot, the set photos alone show us that this feels and looks like a Jurassic Park movie, especially Claire’s costume in the latest photos. Very Sarah Harding.
Producer Frank Marshall also acknowledged the final day of filming by tweeted a picture from the set with the quote: “Last group of animatronic dinos ready for the final day of shooting, congrats to all on wrapping FALLEN KINGDOM!”
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) July 9, 2017
The photo showcases the return of a location from Jurassic World and some plush toy dinosaurs left over from the incident at the park in 2015.
The last filming day was at Halona Beach and some set photos show cast and crew on this beautiful beach cove (potential spoiler warning).
— hawaii isla 808 (@hawaii_isla808) July 8, 2017
And further posts confirm that the main cast members have indeed wrapped filming. There is always the chance that the second unit will continue to film plate shots, establishing shots, inserts etc.
— Daniella Pineda (@Maniella) July 9, 2017
How excited are you? The fifth Jurassic Park movie is “in the can” so to speak, and now Bayona and his editor will begin to piece together the movie. While there were rumours of a teaser trailer “soon”, we don’t expect to see one for quite some time.
Huge congratulations to the cast and crew that put this movie together and made it happen! It’s a very exciting time for the franchise!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set for release on June 22nd 2018 in the USA, with an earlier release date in the UK on June 8th.