Jurassic World 3 Casting Extras For British Columbia Shoot Later This Month!

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It looks like the pre-production phase of Jurassic World 3 may almost be over – as our good friend Reel News Hawaii stumbled upon a casting call for the upcoming production in Merritt, British Columbia which evidence points to being Jurassic World 3, AKA ‘Arcadia’ (Update: it has since been confirmed to be casting for Jurassic World 3 by the British Columbia Film Commissioner).

Merritt is a smaller town about 3 hours outsid of Vancouver, with surrounding area featuring landscape which looks incredibly cinematic – with gorgeous, sprawling vistas, woodlands and hills creating a truly picturesque location which is bound to translate well when it comes to the big screen. It also looks quite a bit like where we last saw Blue the Velociraptor at the end of Fallen Kingdon.

This also matches up with additional information which we at Jurassic Outpost learned some time back, which pointed to the production heading to the Cache Creek area for some of the production time in Canada. Cache Creek is a village in British Columbia not too far from Merritt – so it certainly seems as though some of the shoot will be taking place in the surrounding areas.

The excitement doesn’t end there, however, as the casting call itself does have a few interesting details which we wanted to break down.

As we can see from the casting call in question, the casting agency are looking for both males and females to play Mill Workers, Fishermen and Townsfolk as part of the feature film. This could potentially suggest that the film will include sequences where we see civilians interacting with the dinosaurs – something which could be an interesting and meaningful way of picking up from the end of Battle at Big Rock. Indeed, a Carnotaurus rampaging through a busy mill, tearing it apart, or a Mosasaurus hunting down fishing ships in a Jaws-esque homage certainly sounds appealing and fulfilling for some initial set pieces within the film.

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Regardless of whether this news has you excited or not, I think it is safe to say that this confirms that we may be seeing more than our standard isolated dinosaur incidents. It certainly looks like Jurassic World 3 is ramping up to provide larger-scale, city-sprawling events which will have real implications and ramifications for the world which our characters inhabit. How these events escalate within the new film, and how our return cast of characters will tackle them is entirely up to debate right now – but it is exciting to know that production on the third instalment of the Jurassic World saga is now within reaching distance.

As previously stated in an update to the article, the casting call has since been confirmed to be for Jurassic World 3! This is bound to be an exciting opportunity for anyone who lives in the area – and we encourage any readers living in British Columbia to get involved in this project. You never know – you might just see a dinosaur…

If you live in the area and would like to apply for a role in the production, then click here to complete an application. 

Colin Trevorrow Confirms Someone Has Guessed the Title of Jurassic World 3 – but What Is It?

As we continue to approach the start of filming for Jurassic World 3, it is safe to say that there is a lot of excited speculation within the fandom about what the title of Jurassic World 3 may be. Whilst we know that the working title of the film is Arcadia, as confirmed by production weekly, we know that this will not be the final title for the film.

There has been lots of speculation in the fandom about the nature of the name of the new film – and recently, Jurassic community member James Ronan shared a great thread on Twitter which Colin Trevorrow actually got involved in – adding fuel to the speculation fire – and eventually confirming fans within the thread have guessed the title.

Colin’s involvement within the thread involved teasing fans, before adding some additional context to some of the titles. Whilst he replied to some, such as ‘Jurassic World 3: Duel of Fates’, to poke fun at some of the ideas which fans were throwing out, he did also offer some hints about the direction which the title of the third entry in the film series may be taking.

While the above tweet isn’t from Colin, it is part of the thread, and one of the few Colin liked within it. Considering that, it stands to reason the title will be something more hopeful. Another thing Colin did confirm on this thread was that ‘Jurassic World: Extinction’ will NOT be the title of the new film. I must admit, I was slightly disappointed to read this as I and several other fans had been excited about the prospect of ‘Extinction’ being an obvious new subtitle for the series – as it was nearly the title of Jurassic Park 3 – but it does now bring into question where exactly we may be heading next. There were several fantastic suggestions within the thread such as ‘Paradigm Shifts’, New Era and ‘Welcome to Jurassic World’ – all of which I personally really appreciate as they have they communicate the current nature of the franchise well. Other great suggestions included ‘Jurassic World: The Edge of Chaos’ and ‘Jurassic World: Paradise Lost’ – though they skew less positive sounding, and more grim.

So you’re probably now thinking ‘but I saw people saying Colin Trevorrow confirmed the title is ‘New Era’. He didn’t. While that title is the current running theory, as it was guessed within the thread, and reads in a positive way, Colin’s tweet using the words dates back to the Summer, regarding a very different topic.

The running theory is Colin chose the words New Era on purpose, as an easter egg of sorts, that would only come to light after the title of the film is announced. It wouldn’t be the first time he did that – in past interviews with Jurassic Outpost, he snuck direct quotes from the Fallen Kingdom script into his answers to our questions. However, only time will tell!

‘Jurassic World: New Era’ or not, these titles should have one thing in common – they suggest that the title should reflect the new nature of the third instalment in the series now that we are off Isla Nublar, and well within the domain of the general population. Short features like Battle at Big Rock and The Jurassic World Motion Comics have provided tantalising hints at the nature of the world after the fallout from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – so this is something which I feel should be further emphasized in the title of the third film. It is safe to say that the stakes which we are facing within the upcoming sequel are the most extreme they have been within the franchise so far – so I am hopeful that the title will reflect the change in scale and scope which we are likely to see when this film debuts in cinemas everywhere next year.

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Equally, however, the title may be something much more on the nose like ‘Jurassic Park: The New World’ – hinting at the more open and ‘new’ nature of the franchise moving forwards. With Universal Pictures ramping up the amount of energy Jurassic is getting, and with more toy-line and spin-off materials than ever before, I think that this film may be used as a springboard to debut a new world of Jurassic content – functioning as an ending to the story saga we have followed, but also as a new start for wherever the franchise may go in the future.  It’s safe to say that we could speculate over the title all day – but, at the end of the day, it is just a title – and it may not even directly hint to what happens within the film but may be something much subtler, so we will have to wait and see how the title eventually ties into the film.

With all this said – I’m eager to hear what you are all thinking about Jurassic World 3. What do you hope the title of this new entry in the saga will be? And what are you hoping the film will explore thematically? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for more news on Jurassic World 3 as soon as we get it!

Jurassic World Evolution Joins ‘Games With Gold’ Lineup on Xbox for December

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The recent announcement of the ‘Return to Jurassic Park’ DLC for Jurassic World Evolution has been an exciting one for gamers who are fans of the Jurassic franchise. There is, however, more exciting news – and a special Christmas treat for Xbox gamers yet to check out the latest entry in the Jurassic World series of videogames.

Announced recently by Xbox’s very own Major Nelson over on Twitter, Evolution will be joining ‘Insane Robots’, ‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘Castlevania: Mirror of Fate’ as one of the FREE videogames available to Xbox Gold members this December.

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If you haven’t played the Jurassic adventure by Frontier Developments, and are an Xbox player, then we HIGHLY recommend going away and installing this game whilst it is free! The best thing about Games with Gold is the fact that you keep the games you download – meaning once you download Evolution, you will keep it forever. So, if you’re an Xbox player, make sure you download this game between December 16th and January 15th, and share your Park Builds with us on Social Media!

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Excited to play the game for the first time? Currently enjoying the Return to Jurassic Park DLC? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest news on Jurassic World Evolution.

Mysterious New Dinosaur Spotted in Recent Jurasssic World 3 Animatronic Video!

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In recent Jurassic World film entries, Dinosaur fans have been treated to a plethora of new dinosaurs which have brought new and interesting designs to the table. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom introduced a plethora of new animals to the franchise – including the Stygimoloch, Allosaurus, Baryonyx and Sinoceratops, amongst others. This was further built upon within the release of the recent short film Battle at Big Rock – which introduced not only an adult version of the Allosaurus, but also the brand new Nasutoceratops.

Now, with new footage from behind-the-scenes production on the upcoming Jurassic project (under the production moniker of ‘Arcadia’) being released by Colin Trevorrow on Twitter earlier today, it is safe to say that the introduction of new dinosaurs is set to continue within the upcoming entry to the series. Eagle-eyed fans have been quick to spot a brand-new dinosaur lingering in the background of the footage:

First things first – cutouts like these are typically life size, and used by the props and animatronics team to begin roughing out their actual dimensions. With that in mind, it’s important to note this dinosaur is roughly 3 – 4 feet tall, at most.

Although the design of the creature is pretty hard to make out, we can see a dinosaur which has a long neck and slender limbs – suggesting something which will be very agile and predator-like. Fans are racking their brains as to what this new creature could be. There have been an assortment of different suggestions from community members. Some have speculated that this dinosaur may be a young Beipiaosaurus – a feathered dinosaur which existed in China during the Early Cretaceous period. This dinosaur was a species of therizinosauroid – something which may be hinted at by the way the dinosaur’s hand merges together into what appear to be large, curved claws. If we are to believe that it is this kind of dinosaur, then perhaps it may be the Therizinosaurus itself – a popular dinosaur which has already appeared in Jurassic World as a contributor to Hybrid DNA. With this in mind, it isn’t that extreme to consider that perhaps another company, such as Biosyn, may have recovered the DNA to create this creature in the fallout from Jurassic World.

Other fans have been suggesting that this dinosaur may be a different juvenile animal – and is perhaps a younger version of a Jurassic World-style Velociraptor. If this was the case then it would not be the first time that we had seen flashbacks to younger versions of the Velociraptor – as we did see the Baby Raptor Squad appear within Fallen Kingdom. Whilst this would be an interesting way of further building apon the relationship between Owen and Blue, we don’t believe that this is a juvenile raptor, as the two designs have some distinct differences which stand out when compared to one another – particularly the longer neck, shorter head/snout, and much larger hands.

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As you can see, it’s similar to Blue, but clearly not her.

It is safe to say that whatever these creatures end up being within the film, it is very exciting to see them presumably also getting the animatronic treatment! Many of our team here at Jurassic Outpost are hoping that this raptor-like creature will be feathered – bringing some much needed diversity into the roster of dinosaurs who are a part of the Jurassic World franchise. I think I speak for us all when I say it is very exciting to see who these dinosaurs are being created by – and for what purpose. The recent Motion Comic hints that dinosaurs are already causing chaos within the natural Ecosystem, so anyone releasing more dinosaurs into the mix is unlikely to be doing so for a good reason. But, that said, who knows? We know InGen had more facilities across the globe, so perhaps these dinosaurs are being found near or at those facilities. However it is explained, we are excited to see how the introduction of even more new dinosaurs will shape the story of Jurassic World 3.

How do you feel about the introduction of new dinosaurs? Is there any particular dinosaur you would like to see appear in Jurassic World 3? I know I would love to see Giganotosaurus! As always, share your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned for more as we get it.

First Teasing Look at Jurassic World 3 Animatronics from Director Colin Trevorrow!

News on the next instalment in the Jurassic World franchise, Jurassic World 3,  continues to flood into the fandom thick and fast – with the director Colin Trevorrow teasing this short video on Social Media a few moments ago:

It is safe to say that this small teaser from Colin, which is only eight-seconds in length, has the community erupting with excitement for the new entry in the franchise. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom returned to the roots of the franchise with a focus on more physical puppetry and animatronic work after Jurassic World was criticised for its reliance on CGI for many sequences.  It appears this much more practical approach to film making is here to stay – with this clip indicating a high-level of animatronic being produced for the new film. The short clip highlights a variety of natural movements – including the flexing of jaw muscles, the movement of the tongue, and the natural movements of the glass eyeball.

Whilst the animatronic featured in this clip is just a skeleton, it is safe to say that it is more than enough to highlight the level of detail and realism which we can expect from the creatures to populate the film in 2021. There are also a lot of guesses about the nature of the dinosaur itself – with some fans guessing it may be a Corythosaurus or Stygimoloch (however the Stiggy has oblong, goat-like pupils which this does not). Other popular theories include a Baby Triceratops – its narrow skull and beak-like apparatus would make sense – perhaps suggesting we may see a fully-fledged ecosystem for the dinosaurs of Jurassic World 3.

No matter which creature this ends up being, it is safe to say that this small clip will only serve to further build upon our excitement for the upcoming film. With additional Motion Comic segments presumably on the way,  and with the working title for the upcoming project now public knowledge, it is safe to say that things are kicking up a gear in the Jurassic production world – with loads more news bound to land in the coming months!

‘Dinosaur Crossing’ Jurassic World Motion Comic Drops – Featuring A Triceratops vs Ankylosaurus Battle

Jurassic News seems to be dropping thick and fast for fans of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World – with the second instalment of the Jurassic World motion comic series already dropping on the official Jurassic World YouTube Channel! This entry, titled ‘Dinosaur Crossing’,  continues the idea of giving us a bite-size look at a post-Fallen Kingdom world with some interesting tidbits thrown in which perhaps hint at the direction which we will see the story take in 2021’s Jurassic World 3.

Before we dive into our own thoughts, you can check out the second episode, ‘Dinosaur Crossing’ below.

The focus of the second short is two Herbivores – the Ankylosaurus and the Triceratops – locked in an all-out dual on a busy road somewhere in America. The main character of the short, who is an employee for the Department of Wildlife (and also the husband of Rebecca, whom we are introduced to in the first short), heads out to a job in the middle of nowhere when he stumbles upon the two animals brawling. Thrust into a dangerous situation, he has to quickly get his vehicle out of a sticky situation so that he can drive away and escape the potential threat which the herbivores may pose.

I have to admit – it is incredibly fun getting to see two Herbivores ‘butting heads’ in a literal manner. Frequently within the films, we will see fight sequences which Carnivores are particularly prominent within, since they tend to have more appeal for wider movie-going audiences. With this in mind, it is nice seeing the creative team behind the motion comic experiment with bringing different creatures to the forefront. Whilst both the Ankylosaurus and the Triceratops have appeared in the films, they only have a handful of memorable moments – so seeing them going toe to toe is pretty awesome. However, the short brings much more to the forefront than just the two animals fighting.

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As the above image shows, this particular short also looks at the wider impact which the dinosaurs being lose in the public is having – with a state of National Emergency declared. We also see several other sequences with different dinosaurs causing injury to members of the public – building upon the short pieces of footage which we saw at the end of Battle at Big Rock. Clearly, this is becoming an issue a lot quicker than we would have predicted after Fallen Kingdom – so perhaps more dinosaurs have escaped from other InGen facilities, like those hinted at within the Live Show. It is apparent that something will need to be done within the third film to round these creatures up – and the way in which they do this will be interesting. Perhaps Sanctuary Island does exist?

Returning to the short, however, it is a fun dive into a world which is being ravaged by dinosaurs. Whilst I am not a massive fan of the art-style which Universal have chosen for the Motion Comic, I am incredibly grateful to see more Jurassic material being pumped out in a non-movie year. This shows that Universal are willing to invest in the franchise year-round now, and also has me hopeful for what else we may say in 2020 and throughout the buildup to the third entry in the Jurassic World series.

What did you all think of ‘Dinosaur Crossing’? Were you happy to see Herbivores getting to come to the forefront for a change? And what do you think about the Jurassic universe currently being in a state of emergency? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for more on the Motion Comic as soon as it releases!

Everything You Need to Know About Jurassic World Evolution’s ‘Return to Jurassic Park’ DLC!

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It is safe to say that for years, fans of the original Jurassic Park have yearned to dive back in and explore the original 1993 park which we saw on Isla Nublar. Last year’s entry into the long-running film series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, provided a tantalising taste of the original park as we discovered a large-scale model in Benjamin Lockwood’s Manor. Now, however, Frontier Developments have gone one step further, providing fans with an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the sights and scenes of a 1993 Jurassic Park in the form of their new DLC, Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park, which will release this December.

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This DLC is set to embrace the roots of the franchise itself – with new buildings and attractions which feel inspired by the classic source material, and other great entries into the franchise like Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. The new DLC will add an assortment of fantastic new features – including new buildings like the classic Visitor Centre from the original film, alongside an Aviary which draws heavy inspiration from the design we see occupying Isla Sorna within the second and third Jurassic Park films. Both these buildings promise to breathe some heavy nostalgia into the parks which we will be able to create as part of this DLC – but they also tease something even better which is coming in this DLC.

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Yes, that’s right – Pteranodons are finally joining the Jurassic World: Evolution line-up as the first aerial reptiles to become a part of our parks. Aerial animals are a feature which have been requested since the game’s debut, so it is incredibly exciting for fans to finally see them being introduced in the form of a Pteranodon. Whilst we are unsure as to how exactly these animals will function, it is safe to say that these creatures will be positioned inside the Aviary itself unlike other dinosaurs within the game – so it will be interesting to see if other Aerial Reptiles are added in the future!

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Another exciting addition is the Compsognathus – a BRAND NEW dinosaur which will be one of the smallest animals to join the in-game roster. This game has been highly requested – especially after its return in Fallen Kingdom. Information suggests that this animal have free-roaming behaviours different to other dinosaurs, so it is exciting to see how this dinosaur will stand out from the crowd. The DLC will also introduce several other new elements – including a seven-mission story mode which will bring Dr Alan Grant, Dr Ellie Sattler and Dr Ian Malcolm back to both Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna after the events of the 1993 film. Yes, the Jurassic Park trio will be voiced by Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum respectively.

It has also been confirmed that a brand-new 1993 overlay will be introduced – adding new dinosaur models, textures for buildings and other details which will augment your JWE experience. This overlay will be available in all sandboxes, although it sounds as though Jurassic Park and Jurassic World objects and styles will not be able to be mixed together at this stage. That said, the DLC will still provide a brand-new avenue for play.

There is a lot to take in from the little information and pictures released. The iconic Ford Explorers appear in a picture, the Triceratops has a new skin and model that is JP accurate, the Stegosaurus has a brand new model and skin to match its Lost World appearance, and the Jurassic Park 3 Brachiosaurs also appear! With any luck, the DLC will also include the Velociraptor variants from both Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 – plus we’re crossing our fingers for Pternodons from Lost World and Jurassic World to flesh out the aviary!

This comes alongside a brand-new FREE update for JWE players, which will introduce a couple of fan-requested features alongside some bug fixes and other elements. These include the ability to place down toilets for your park visitors, and the ability for Ranger Team vehicles to be damaged by dinosaurs. Both new features, alongside others which we are no-doubt yet to uncover, promise to inject even more new energy and life into this game as it continues to grow and evolve.

Check out the full trailer for the upcoming DLC below.

There is also a new Species Profile now live for the DLC, which you can find here:

We’re very excited to get our hands on this new DLC! How do you feel about returning to Jurassic Park? Are you excited to revisit a 1993 Isla Nublar? Let us know if you’ll be playing Return to Jurassic Park on the 10th of December!

Source: Frontier Developments

Celebrate ‘Jurassic Day’ with up to 50% off Jurassic Park Merchandise on Fanattik

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Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s safe to say that we are all looking for the perfect Jurassic Park gifts which we can get our claws on during this festive season! We’ve already shared some fantastic items in recent weeks – including Jurassic World Stills, Brand-New Mattel Toys and plenty of other fantastic products! Today, however, we are excited to dive back into the world of a 1993 Isla Nublar as we explore some of the great offers which are friends at Fanattik are having on their Jurassic Products for today’s ‘Jurassic Day’ – a part of their larger Black Friday sales.

Let’s take a look at some of the great offers which Fanattik have on products this week!

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For a vast assortment of Fanattik’s products, there will be a fantastic 30% off today – allowing you to grab everything from lithographs to pins, to keyrings and even limited-edition collectable coins. Fanattik pride themselves on creating items which pay homage towards the original films, and their assortment offers a vast variety of different options – meaning there is something for everyone! We have some personal favourites in the line ourselves. The ‘Find Nedry’ coin is particularly beautiful, as we love the beautiful render of the Dilophosaurus on it – a dinosaur which we really hope returns for Jurassic World 3. We also love the Jurassic Park Pin which Fanattik have created, as it conveys some of the incredibly dynamic sequences seen within the Tyrannosaurus Rex breakout scene from the first film in a fun and quirky manner which is sure to stand out in any collection.

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The great assortment available today even includes items like Jewellery – allowing you to add a little bit of Jurassic flare to your daily look! We could see some of these accessories pairing nicely with the beautiful collection of Jurassic Park merchandise from Drop Dead (you can view our coverage of that line here).

It is worth noting, as well, that one special item from Fanattik’s collection will be available at 50% off for one day only too!

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That item is the beautiful Jurassic Park Raptor Claw Bottle Opener – a beautiful, curved rendition of the Jurassic Park Raptor’s sickle claw – complete with magnets on the back of the claw. This bottle opener is perfect for any big Jurassic Park fan – capturing perfectly one of the most iconic items to appear within the original film. This is perfect for Alan Grant cosplays – all for telling little know-it-alls what a Velociraptor would do to them if they got in it’s way!

Shop the complete Fanattik collection, which is on sale for TODAY ONLY, by clicking on the image below.

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