James Cromwell shares he is playing ‘Benjamin Lockwood’ who has a connection to John Hammond in Jurassic World 2!

The news keeps roaring in! After last nights thunderous announcement that Jeff Goldblum will return as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2, the first plot detail have hit via James Cromwell! While he doesn’t say much, what he does say is enough to get our already excited selves more thrilled.

Watch the clip below where James Cromwell appeared on Larry King, and read on for more!

“The character Richard Attenborough plays [John Hammond], I’m his partner, uh Benjamin Lockwood, and we developed the technology of being able to clone the genes – and so I am, uh, trying to deal with the blowback from what we have done.”

It sounds like the world has changed to become much less receptive of dinosaurs post the disastrous events of Jurassic World. As the movie is said to deal with ‘animal rights‘, and enough evidence has come out showing that it will feature a rescue mission of sorts, we’re willing to bet he is funding the attempts to ‘save them‘. Further, this seems to be the final bit of confirmation that James Cromwell’s Lockwood is the owner of the mansion seen in the first official set picture.

The implications this has for the story are incredibly fascinating – just where was Lockwood during the events of Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic World? Why has Hammond, Masrani, or nobody else ever spoken of him, and why is he just now stepping out of the shadows? I have hypothesized that whomever owns the mansion may be a dark reflection of John Hammond, a less than ideal version of his already flawed self. While it’s likely that Lockwood is a protagonist, part of me can’t help but to distrust him and his motives.

The still untitled Jurassic World sequel releases June 2018, which cannot come soon enough. As always, sound off in the comments below and stay tuned for the latest news!

Until then, listen to our latest podcast where we discuss this news along with the return of Malcolm!

Thanks to Brian Belukha for sharing this news!

London Cinema Presents Jurassic Park AND The Lost World in 35mm!

With the recent announcement that Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcoming sequel to Jurassic World, what better way to celebrate than to watch Jurassic Park and The Lost World back to back?

The Prince Charles Cinema in London agrees and will be hosting a Double Feature screening of both movies, back to back, in 35mm!

The screening takes place on Saturday 17th June and opens at 8:45pm, with tickets costing £15 for non-members and £12.50 for members. You can purchase your tickets here!

The Prince Charles Cinema is known for screening original 35mm (or 70mm!) prints of movies and bringing back classics and cult films. They host marathons of popular franchises and also host movie premieres. The first time I went to the Prince Charles was for the premiere of a movie I had worked on. Another experience (and I really mean experience) was when they screened The Room and had Tommy Wiseau there, signing Blu-Rays. What a guy.

It’s a great cinema and is located right next to Leicester Square, so grab some food in Chinatown then head down to the Prince Charles! I’ll be there, will you?

Thanks to JJ for the heads up!

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Jeff Goldblum Officially Reprising Role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2!

Life, uh, finds a way. It was just confirmed by Hollywood Reporter that Jeff Goldblum will make his return to the Jurassic Park franchise in 2018. Goldblum’s much beloved chaotician Dr. Ian Malcolm was first introduced in the original film, and later returned to star in the 1997 sequel  ‘The Lost World’. Now, nearly 20 years later, he’s back, and we couldn’t be more excited.

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Eagle eyed super fans probably spotted the Malcolm easter eggs laced throughout Jurassic World, with his picture appearing on the fictional book ‘God Creates Dinosaurs’. Perhaps they were trying to tell us all along that he would be back! Now the big question is what story elements will spark his return, and what role will he play?

While one would think two brushes with death amongst dinosaurs would be enough to keep him far away, his personality is much like a moth to the flame. He wants to be there, to tell people they’re foolish, to try to convince them to take another path, and ultimately, to tell them “I told you so”. It seems fair to assume that as much as he wants to stay away on a baser level, he has an attraction to chaos that he cannot deny – and chaos certainly rules after the Jurassic World incident.

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I personally could see his character returning to be the voice of logic, less enamored by the dinosaurs, viewing them in a more negative light. In a way, I imagine he’ll be a bit of an anti-hero, as we the audience find ourselves rooting for the dinosaurs to survive – he’ll probably be less sympathetic. Let’s face it, while we all love the dinosaurs, they pose a huge threat to natural ecosystem of the world, and if they ever were introduced outside of the islands the consequences would be dire.

Producer Frank Marshall had this to say about Jeff’s return to Slashfilm:

“I’m excited to have him back. The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right.”

However he returns, I believe he’ll help keep the science part of science fiction going strong in the upcoming sequel – something I found lacking from the main protagonists in Jurassic World. Jeff Goldblum joins Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Geraldine Chaplin, Ted Levine and James Cromwell in Jurassic World 2 which releases June 22nd, 2018.

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Sound off in the comments below and tell us how you think Dr. Malcolm will return, and be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news.

Until then, listen to our latest podcast where we discus this news along with the mind-blowing Lockwood/Hammond reveal!

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James Cromwell talks Jurassic World 2: ” football field sized set with real recreations of dinosaurs”

Jurassic World 2 actor James Cromwell was recently interviewed by Collider while promoting his upcoming film, ‘The Promise’. While they do not go into too much detail about the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, Cromwell chattily shared some of his experiences working on the picture, and what it’s like jumping into such a big budget film.

“The prop people have made wonderful things. The set people have made wonderful things. There’s just so much money and so much power and so much prestige. It’s Jurassic Park. It’s unreal. And then, you do your work and, instead of doing it in a room, you’re doing it in a football field sized set with real recreations of dinosaurs. We had three full-sized dinosaur bone replicas that came from a museum in America, and five other heads.”

He mentions that despite the large budget, director JA Bayona still had to fight for certain creative freedoms while making the movie. Being a fan of Bayona’s prior work, I know he has a good eye and mind, so I do hope we won the arguments!

“Money is no object. You take your time and do whatever you need to do. The director, bless his heart, was trying to fight off all of the executives. I probably shouldn’t say that.”

Cromwell went on to talk about his experience working with Bayona, including a scene where he was surprised by the directors request for him to cry.

“He’s wonderful. I liked him a lot. He does some very strange things. At one point, my character is supposed to care about this thing, and I was doing my caring bit. He came over to me and said, “If you want to break down and cry, you can do that.” I thought, “Oh, really? Thanks! What am I crying about?” And Geraldine Chaplin, who has made three or four pictures with him, said, “Did he ask you to cry? He always asks you to cry!” He evidently has a little recipe book of things to do to heighten an actor.”

Just who is James Cromwell playing, and what scene calls for him to cry? While we’ll have to wait until June 2018 to see why the tears start flowing, we do have some theories on his characters role: the wealthy owner of the mansion from the first set picture. Perhaps his character is even married to Geraldine Chaplin’s – someone else that fans speculated may own the mansion.

As for his motives, perhaps he is a dinosaur enthusiast funding a rescue mission for the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar? His mansion sure is filled with dinos of all sorts, including realistic looking statues, and we know that some characters are trying to save the dinosaurs from the image Frank Marshall shared below:

Whatever the story of Jurassic World 2 is, we couldn’t be more thrilled to learn more! Sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you want to see from James Cromwell in Jurassic World 2, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Also, in case you missed it, here is a dinosaur from within that mansion shared by Frank Marshall today!

Source: Collider

“Almost at the Halfway Point…” Frank Marshall Shares Dinosaur Filled Image from Jurassic World 2 Set!

Back in March, a few weeks after the sequel to Jurassic World began filming, Colin Trevorrow shared the first set picture from the movie, featuring a little girl staring up at a large, intimidating skull inside a large mansion.

Today producer Frank Marshall tweeted another photo from this same set, to celebrate the production nearly reaching the halfway point.

In the photo we can see the producer’s chairs – names printed in the classic Jurassic font – as well as director J.A. Bayona’s chair to the right. What’s most interesting about the image though, is what we’re able to see in the background reflections. Most obvious is the large dinosaur seen in the middle…

While it’s unclear what species this is, it could be a Metriacanthosaurus, a species not before seen in the Jurassic Park franchise, although the species was seen listed in the embryo storage containers in Jurassic Park, as well as on the map in Jurassic World. It is unclear whether or not this is a museum statue diorama (such as those found in real-world dinosaur theme parks) or a full-size animatronic. While the latter is doubtful, from what we can see of the dinosaur, it looks to be of a high quality.

What you may have missed is the reflection of the T. rex, seen under the tail of the Metriacanthosaurus.

As we know the iconic T. rex will be returning, and this reflection confirms that at least the species will be seen again. While it’s unclear if this is “Rexy”, this too could be showing an animatronic from the set.

You can also make out some of the original skeletons of dinosaurs that were seen in the photo that Colin shared.

So what do you make of this new set photo? Are you more excited for Jurassic World 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Footage emerges of Jurassic World 2 filming in England! (Potential Spoilers)

Jurassic World 2 has been filming in England since February 23rd, 2017 with most of the action taking place at the legendary Pinewood Studios. However, images have occasionally emerged from more public locations such as Slough, Hawley Commons, and Hartland Park, all of which are being used by the production. However, until now, the actual filming has remained unseen.

This evening some local fans witnessed cameras rolling on the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, and while the footage is nondescript, we still would like to give a healthy spoiler warning.

Hours ago, the upcoming Jurassic World sequel brought the dinosaurs to the former Pyestock jet engine test site, now known as Hartland Park. While we know they have built a rather large set there, the specifics of the location remain unknown – however, tonight’s action took to the skies, and could be seen from the nearby roadway.

Check out the short video below, where a Helicopter rig is held up high as fake rain pours down, and flashes of light imitate lightning from a roaring thunderstorm!

While it’s understandably tough to see until the artificial lighting flashes, there appears to be a crew inside the helicopter with a rope ladder hanging below. On said rope ladder in an individual in a yellow rain jacket, not dissimilar to those worn in Jurassic Park – whether that person is climbing up or down is unclear, but either way it seems to be a very cool tense scene! Rain is an element that has come into play in every Jurassic film except for World, so we’re all thrilled to have it back.  For a better look at the scene, take a look at this image still below!

We don’t know what’s happening in the scene, but we’re willing to bet on one thing: it includes dinosaurs! As an aside, while we’re all thrilled to see footage from the fifth Jurassic Park film, we do want to remind local fans to respect laws, property lines, and security – not to mention think twice if you happen to see something really juicy.

We try our best to self filter the content that is put on this site, and avoid sharing the real spoilers, but this obviously walks a fine line. We do not want to spoil the story and experience that the filmmakers want to share, but also report on the bigger news as it occurs. As for not trespassing, not only is it illegal, it’s for your safety as well as the cast and crews – a live set can be a dangerous place, especially with heavy filming machinery.

Now that we got that PSA out of the way, are you excited to see rain in Jurassic World 2, and what do you think is happening in the scene above? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for the all the latest of everything Jurassic!

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Chris Pratt: Jurassic World Sequel To Be “Scarier”

In an interview with ScreenRant, Chris Pratt, who is returning as Owen Grady in the Jurassic World sequel said he believes the new film will be a “scarier version” than the previous installment.

“Aw man, J.A. Bayona? Do you know that filmmaker? He’s a remarkable filmmaker. If you haven’t seen The Impossible or A Monster Calls, I mean he’s really visually masterful. Deep emotions and suspense. I think it’s going to be a scarier version. A little bit darker and will continue to expand and carry the story forward in a way that is really unexpected and you wouldn’t have imagined.”

As ScreenRant also points out in their article, this is not the first time statements like this have been made about the upcoming sequel. Director JA Bayona said late last year that the sequel would be “darker and scarier then the previous film.”

So what do you think about Pratt’s comments about the Jurassic World sequel possibly being “scarier” then previous Jurassic World film? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: ScreenRant

Dr. Jack Horner sits down with us and talks Jurassic Park, Jurassic World 2, Chickenosaurus and more! Listen!

On Sunday April 2nd, the Jurassic Outpost team met with Dr. Jack Horner at the first official fan event we sponsored in collaboration with Universal Pictures. To say the least, we were thrilled that he joined us at the event – and there is no question, he stole the show! He sat down with Darice Murphy from Universal Pictures and answered numerous questions from fans before moving on to a more personal meet and greet with those attending (we believe roughly 100+)!


While video from the event is still coming from us soon, yesterday Dr. Horner was kind enough to join us for a more intensive chat and answer our biggest questions as we geek out over dinosaurs. Spoilers: yes he is working on Jurassic World 2, and says the script is great. He also dishes out his thoughts on the Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus, feathers, Velociraptor size, and much more – and it doesn’t stop there! Dr Horner also chats Terra Nova, his sweltering experience on the Jurassic World set, Chickenosaurus, and how he accidentally tortured a sum of money out of George Lucas!

I imagine some of you are sitting here asking “What on earth is Chickenosaurus?” Well, let me tell you, it’s nothing short of amazing. Dr. Horner is working with top minds in an attempt to reverse engineer a chicken, bringing out its dormant biological features such as a snout with teeth, hands with claws, and of course a tail. He hopes to have successfully engineered these dinosaurs within 3 years – I ask if we can expect a park to visit, but he took it a step further and suggested them as pets. Now you’re John Hammond, Dr. Horner.

So what are you waiting for? Give our hour long interview a listen on Youtube above, or podbean below! Be sure to sound off in the comments below, on youtube, and rate us on iTunes.


Huge thanks to Dr. Horner to taking time out of day to speak with all of us fans!

New Jurassic World 2 Vehicles Spotted Outside of Sets in London (potential spoilers)

The pictures are really starting to pour in now. Just yesterday we posted an article regarding set construction at Kualoa which featured some sort of large container or architecture.

Today, we are going back to Slough in the U.K. to discuss the latest round of set pictures courtesy of super sleuths sickkgirl_, RaptorChaser17 and emmaaugier on Twitter. Before continuing, we should note that the following pictures may contain spoilers.

The pictures show two different types of heavy-duty trucks; one appears to be a sort of personnel transport and the other seems to be a transport truck carrying a cage. The first truck looks similar to what you would see militaries using to carry armed personnel. Thanks to Baptiste C. Reviews, we now know that the truck in question is most likely a modified Volvo N10. According to the military-today, the N10 is described as being effective for military operations due to the truck’s design and specifications.

With that knowledge, we can speculate as to what role the vehicle will play in the movie. We know that the film will be set on Isla Nublar for an unknown amount of time. It can be assumed that there will be team or teams in addition to Owen and Claire when they return to the island.

The N10 will most likely be used as a personnel carrier for those that are on the island. Since the truck is suitable for military operations, perhaps the truck belongs to group that are heavily armed and operate similarly to a military. One thought that comes to mind is that this could be InGen, who are also seen in Jurassic World operating in a militaristic fashion. Are InGen or another armed organization returning to the island for some reason? The other truck appears to be carrying a heavy duty cage on its bed.

A cage and an island full of large dinosaurs seem like a match made in heaven. Naturally, it can be assumed that the purpose of the truck is to capture and transport a dinosaur or dinosaurs. As you’ll see down below, the truck appears to quite long, therefore it could either carry a large, lengthy dinosaur or several smaller ones. Now, whether or not it is successful remains to be seen. This truck most likely belongs to whichever organization that brings all the other vehicles to the island.

These vehicles seem to be giving the impression that there will be some sort of mission or expedition to the island that would require a large number of armed personnel, as evidenced by the Volvo N10, and the capture of dinosaurs based on the heavy duty transport truck. Assuming the above speculation is close to being correct, we cannot help but feel a The Lost World vibe from everything we’ve seen.

Let us know what you think these vehicles may be used for in the comments and with the more frequent influx of news and pictures, stay locked to Jurassic Outpost for the latest in all things Jurassic.

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New Set Pictures Show Construction Has Begun in Hawaii for Jurassic World 2!

Its time to start speculating as we now have our first look at a set being built for the Jurassic World sequel at the Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, Hawaii. The picture comes from our friends at Reel News Hawaii, who has provided the us with many set construction pictures from Jurassic World and news tid-bits over the past few years.

Looking at the set, it is clear that the team is still fairly early in fully constructing the set. Despite that, we can still begin to take a few guesses as to what it may be.

    

Some have mentioned that it could be a garage or an entry point to a building that may be added in digitally in post-production. Perhaps it is a shipping container or cage used to transport large dinosaurs or even a container that is being airlifted onto the island that contains vehicles and other equipment that the main characters will be seen using in the movie. These of course are all speculation!

Though it may be hard to accurately judge the size of the set from pictures, we believe that it is fairly large given the fact the picture is taken from a distance and it appears to as large as the crane seen to the left. It should be noted that this set was spotted on the Kualoa Ranch, an area that has been featured in both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.

As we near the start of filming in Hawaii during the summer, we expect more set pictures to undoubtedly find their way online.  Recently, the production held an open casting call in Oahu, Hawaii for extras to appear in the film for an undisclosed reason. Keep your eye out on this website for the latest news on the Jurassic World sequel and let us know what you think this set could be.

Source: Reel News Hawaii