The LA Times have reported that Jurassic World 2 (under the working title of Ancient Futures) is filming in Los Angeles this week, starting Monday 13th and wrapping on Sunday 19th.
We know that the production offices are in London and that the crew and a number of key actors are currently shooting at Pinewood Studios, so this week’s supposed filming in Pacoima, LA is certainly surprising.
What does this mean, you ask. We’re not quite sure ourselves… actors Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith are currently filming in London, with B.D. Wong having confirmed his position there too. The rest of the cast are currently unaccounted for, so it’s possible that they are in LA shooting additional scenes or perhaps second unit material, but this theory doesn’t have much grounding as J.A. Bayona wouldn’t be there to direct them.
It’s possible that this is second unit material and that the length of time also includes set construction/preparations. It’s also possible that this is filming for a teaser trailer or something marketing related, but that is purely a theory and we have no other information at this point.
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UPDATE: Legacy Effects, who worked on the animatronic Apatosaur for Jurassic World, are located minutes from Pacoima in Los Angeles, which lends credibility to this rumour and hints that Legacy Effects may be involved in the sequel after all.
We reported a while back that Jurassic World 2 had veered from Legacy Effects and instead hired Neal Scanlan’s team in the UK to work on the animatronic dinosaurs, but now it would appear that both Neal Scanlan’s team and Legacy are working on the sequel!
In case you missed it, we’re currently working with Universal Pictures on the first official community event, taking place this April 2nd at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. There will be an IMAX screening of Jurassic World, a Q&A with Dr. Jack Horner, a Velociraptor meet and greet and plenty more, including discounted entry to Jurassic World: The Exhibition!