In an article from The Hollywood Reporter it has been revealed that Margarita Man himself, Jimmy Buffet, will have a cameo in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A longtime friend of Jurassic producer Frank Marshall, you may remember Buffet’s cameo in Jurassic World during the attack on Main Street. Now he is back for the upcoming sequel, but whether or not he will be rescuing margaritas again remains to be seen.
“I like to put him in a movie once in a while,” says Frank Marshall of Jimmy Buffett, who has uncredited cameos in both Jurassic World movies, including June’s Fallen Kingdom.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums!
Might we finally get a Jurassic World themed attraction at Universal Studios theme parks?
Yes! Well maybe….kind of? According to a rumor from Theme Park University, Universal Studios Hollywood may be gearing up to transform Jurassic Park: The Ride into a Jurassic World themed ride.
It’s been made public that Comcast wants a new attraction in every Universal park every year moving forward….Which brings us to 2019. If what I’m hearing from folks who work at Universal Studios Hollywood is correct, Jurassic Park: The Ride will be operational through at least part (most?) of the summer season and then close to make a transformation into a Jurassic World The Ride attraction.
While nothing is official and any report should of course be taken fully as a rumor, it does make sense for Universal Studios Hollywood to update Jurassic Park: The Ride. Having opened in June of 1996, the ride will be entering its 22nd year of operation. As pointed out by Theme Park University the animatronic dinosaurs in the ride have become quite dated and are in the need of a major upgrade so a Jurassic World revamp may also indicate new upgraded animatronics.
Further, this aligns with reports we heard some time back, suggesting a makeover was planned (then at IOA rather than Hollywood), re-branding the area to Jurassic World, complete with a state of the art Indominus Rex animatronic. If the general concept still stands, while the ride will take place within ‘Jurassic World’, Jurassic Park should still make an appearance as the ride vehicle is diverted through the old park ruins.
Our speculation would be that it is likely that the ride itself would remain the same as a boat on the same track but that the theming, dinosaurs and ride story would be new (while still following the same basic story structure). It is also likely that the new ride would not only include the Indomnius Rex from the 2015 film, but also Velociraptor Blue and a Mosasaurus cameo. Finally, the old dinosaurs are expected to get entirely new fixtures, featuring actual film accurate designs.
It is unclear if dinosaurs or aspects from the yet unreleased Fallen Kingdom would be included in any possible revamp.
Sadly, this does mean the great ‘Jurassic Park’ theming for the rest of the ride and area would switch to the more modern ‘World’ look – as World borrows from real world parks like Universal and Disney, it offers less of a unique sense of escapism. It remains to be seen how they will keep Jurassic unique, in line with its more safari adventure vibe it is known for, and is currently featuring.
Theme Park University also says that they are hearing this will only be for Universal Studios Hollywood and that currently the Jurassic Park ride at Islands Of Adventure in Flordia won’t be changing.
Also make sure to check out the full rumor article at Theme Park University as they make guesses and speculate themselves of what a Jurassic World themed ride may entail.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums!
Now that I see her she’s the most beautiful thing I ever saw…
Chronicle Collectibles are fulfilling Dr. Alan Grant’s collectible wishes this year, with the announcement of their first Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary item – the Sick Triceratops.
io9 first reported the announcement of this 1:35 scale model, which measures 13″ long, 11″ wide and 4″ tall. Check out the piece below!
The model will set you back $449 but as with every release from Chronicle, there are multiple payment plans available to ensure you can obtain one of these limited edition pieces.
The pre-orders began today for the item – while there is currently not an official number count, these pieces are limited edition and will likely sell out relatively quick, so hit up the official page here with more photos, information and details on how to pre-order!
For many Jurassic Park fans, the reveal of the Sick Triceratops remains one of the most iconic scenes in the entire film. The wonder and amazement in the eyes of Dr. Grant and Ellie as they gaze upon this ailing dinosaur are shared by us as the audience. The scene is fully convincing in making us believe dinosaurs roam the earth again; it’s one of the clearest examples of why cinema has such a powerful impact on us.
Now, fans can own a piece of that movie magic. Chronicle Collectibles presents to you the 1:35 scale Jurassic Park: Sick Triceratops Diorama, the first and only licensed high-end collectible for this beloved dinosaur.
To ensure we had the finest details correct, we brought in legendary dinosaur painter Steve Riojas to paint the masters to perfection. You will never a find a better licensed Sick Triceratops ever offered; we have poured our heart and soul into this piece to make it something fans will be proud to own and display.
Alongside this, Chronicle have announced a wealth of new items including a 1:1 scale The Lost World: Jurassic Park Velociraptor head bust molded and cast directly from a Stan Winston Studios original Velociraptor – meaning this is a screen accurate piece!
Last year the company released the same model with a Jurassic Park ‘Isla Nublar’ skin which quickly sold out. The piece weighs 72 pounds and measures in at 30″ tall – so this will dominate any room you showcase it in!
Fans of The Lost World can also revel in this model of InGen’s Pachycephalosaurus. For only $399 you can own this highly detailed cast of the defensive herbivore, molded directly from Stan Winston Studios’ maquettes, originally created for the Jurassic Park sequel.
This item is limited to only 150 pieces so if you are a true The Lost World fan (if you’re not, please close your web browser and re-evaluate your stance) this might be worth your pennies.
And of course, if you caught our article last week, the last (but certainly not least) of Chronicle’s latest Jurassic products is the bronze Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Adapted from their previous Breakout piece, this features a brand new streamlined base, putting the focus on the dinosaur with its bronze finish. Measuring in at 24″ long, 9″ wide and 10″ tall, and set on a 9″ diameter base, this piece is a must have!
Chronicle Collectibles have continued to knock it out of the park with their officially licensed Jurassic Park products and I’m excited to see more as we progress through the year! What items would you like to see Chronicle next debut?
Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to give Chronicle a follow on their socialmediachannels for more information on their products and some behind the scenes looks at their design process!
The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Super Bowl TV spot dropped last night and the overall reaction appears to be far more positive compared to the first trailer that dropped in December. According to Deadline, the Fallen Kingdom TV spot was actually the most viewed movie spot from the big game on Social Media. Topping the likes of Avengers: Infinity War and the very first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story.
However, in regards to pure video views combined from YouTube and Facebook, Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wins hands down tonight per ComScore with a total of 3.56M. This is followed by Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout with 2.09M views.
Though even though it had the most views, the spot did not generate the same level of social media conversation (33,400) compared to other spots like Solo: A Star Wars Story(109,000) and Avengers: Infinity War(161,000).
If you havent already, make sure to check out the Super Bowl spot below:
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums!
Last night during the Super Bowl, Universal Pictures unleashed the latest Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, and the dinosaurs have never looked scarier. Running just over 90 seconds, this trailer put the focus on the thrills and wonder, and showcased many beautiful new looks at the numerous prehistoric fauna of Isla Nublar and InGen.
To truly appreciate the detail and artistry in each shot, we’ve amassed an HD gallery of stills taken from some of our favorite scenes in the new trailer, direct from the prores file for you to enjoy! We’re presenting this without comment, letting viewers interpret the visuals showcased – however, I can say I personally love the imagery, and really enjoyed this trailer.
So sit back, and take your time to pour over every detail showcased, be it the cinematography from Oscar Faura and JA Bayona, set design from the numerous Pinewood talent, CG work from ILM, or animatronics from Neal Scanlan’s team.
Aren’t they lovely? Aren’t they glorious?
Be sure to sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest coverage on everything Jurassic!
During the third quarter of the big game a commercial from Jeep aired starring Jeff Goldblum for the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. In what starts as a recreation of the classic T-Rex Jeep chase from Jurassic Park, it takes a hilarious turn as Jeff Goldblum begins to chase the T-Rex. Check out the Jeep Wrangler commercial below:
Not only is the commercial Jurassic Park themed, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who is serving as writer/executive producer on Fallen Kingdom, directed this TV spot for Jeep. Here’s what he had to say:
Directed this spot for @Jeep with the legend Jeff Goldblum. Thanks to our incredible crew and VFX team, it was an unforgettable experience. https://t.co/BdIr6YsMfA
It’s great to see some extra Dr. Ian Malcolm action, with a flair of humor at that! Sound off ans let us know what you think, and in cased you missed it, don’t forget to check out the Super Bowl TV spot for the film!
Stay tuned – our in-depth breakdown, HD screencaps, and more will be coming soon. Plus, the fun isn’t over! Another Fallen Kingdom video is airing later this evening.
What did you think of the new looks at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that aired during the Super Bowl? Has your excitment been elevated, decreased or stayed the same? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!
Chronicle Collectibles have announced two great new additions to their ever growing Jurassic Park lineup today, and they are already available for pre-order!
First up is the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary faux Bronze Tyrannosaurus Rex statue. Adapted from their previous T. rex breakout set, it features a brand new streamlined base, putting the focus on the dinosaur with its bronze finish. Measuring in at 24″ long, 9″ wide and 10″ tall, and set on a 9″ diameter base, this piece is a must have!
“Has it really been 25 years since Jurassic Park wove its way into the hearts and minds of generations of movie-goers? In 1993, Universal Studios, together with Steven Spielberg and Stan Winston Studios, changed movie history forever with Jurassic Park. The mixture of fully engineered forty-foot dinosaur puppets with live-action actors and new computer-generated imagery allows Jurassic Park to stand tall over the test of time. Chronicle Collectibles is passionate about celebrating these films that have shaped the industry for the past several decades.
To commemorate 25 years of movie growth and inspiration, Chronicle Collectibles is proud to bring a beautiful limited edition faux bronze Tyrannosaurus Rex into your home. Modeled after the design of the Stan Winston Bronzes, this elegant polyresin statue is the roaring T. rex pose on a smooth black base. These will be hand-numbered and only available for a limited time.”
Edition Size: TBD Price: $349.00
The next dinosaur is a fan favorite herbivore from The Lost World, the Pachycephalosaurus! This ‘ram headed’ dino is cast directly off of the original Stan Winston Studio maquette, and is painted to match every detail. The Pachy statue is no small piece: it measures 31″ long, 19″ tall and 7″ wide with a base that is 13″ wide, 9″ deep and 2″ tall.
“We are proud to announce that for the first-time ever you can bring home “Pachy” to round out
your growing collection of Chronicle Collectibles Jurassic Park pieces. The Pachycephalosaurus
continues our line of cinema-quality statues molded directly from the maquettes originally
created by Stan Winston Studios.
Whether you have all of our Jurassic Park offerings or this is your first, the Pachycephalosaurus
will make a unique conversation piece to display in your home or office. Made to exacting detail,
the Pachycephalosaurus is roughly the same size and weight as our The Lost World: Jurassic
Park Stegosaurus. This statue is set on an circular base designed to resemble a dirt and rock-
Edition Size: 150 Price: $399.00
Both new statues are available with 10 month payment plans, meaning you can purchase the Pachy with installments of $39.90 a month, and the Rex as low as $34.90 – Chronicle Collectibles have been leading the industry with their incremental payment options, making it easier for collectors like myself to afford the pieces.
If these pieces are up your alley, be sure to pre-order now, as they’re limited edition and will likely sell out fast!
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our review for the sold out Breakout Tyrannosaurus Rex from Chronicle, which is a beautiful piece, and hands down the most accurately sculpted Tyrannosaur based upon the first film. Also check out our gallery of images for these new pieces below, including a look at in hand images the sold out full size female Jurassic Park Velociraptor for another example of Chronicles quality!
Finally, frequent InGeneral Podcast guest Paul Francis recently joined the Yes Have Some Podcast, to talk the latest about everything Chronicle Collectibles and Jurassic World – be sure to give it a listen if you want some insight on the behind the scenes happenings and the products yet to come!