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‘Jurassic World 3’ Filming Under the Working Title of ‘Arcadia’; Adds Vancouver Canada to Filming Locations

If you’re like us, you’re itching for some new Jurassic World 3 news, and thankfully today we can scratch that itch with some fun information. First off, we’ve received public confirmation that Jurassic World 3 will be filming under the working title of “Arcadia” (or Arcadia Pictures Limited). For those unfamiliar, a working title is used as a placeholder prior to final titles being chosen, and sometimes to help ‘hide’ the real title, avoiding too much casual bystander attention when in public areas. “Arcadia”, the final of the current Jurassic World trilogy, joins Ebb Tide (Jurassic World) and Ancient Futures (Fallen Kingdom).

The other, and more substantial bit of news, is the reveal of a new filming location: Vancouver Canada. This location, while a popular spot for film and TV, marks the first time Jurassic has ventured its way. However, this is not the core filming locale, as it is currently expected to film from February 24th, 2020 to March 6th 2020 only. Vancouver Canada joins Pinewood Studios in London, and the island of Malta as current known filming and production locations.

However, that’s not all – Hawaii is expected to return as a filming location as well!

It’s unclear what capacity any of these locations will play in the film, as the story remains tightly under wraps. The core of the production will be completed in the soundstages of Pinewood Studios, which will no doubt double as numerous real-world and fictional locations for the film. As Fallen Kingdom released the dinosaurs onto the mainland, and the technology into numerous hands, we’re excited and curious to see how these filming locations will play out on screen.

Do you think ‘Jurassic World 3’ will focus on all new locations, or might we see the return of Isla Nublar or Sorna? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Source: Production Weekly (via @Sickle_Claw), Hollywood North


32 thoughts on “‘Jurassic World 3’ Filming Under the Working Title of ‘Arcadia’; Adds Vancouver Canada to Filming Locations

  1. Guys, it’s important to remember that Hawaii is a large place filled with many different environments and Biomes, it’s also extremely cheap to film their and secure licenses…

    So no, we probably aren’t going back to the Islands in any major capacity…

    1. You keep posting this. Obviously the film won’t be centered around the islands but clearly one of the islands will be featured in some sort of way

  2. “Arcadia”? Disgusting! A BETRAYAL of the Jurassic World legacy and fanbase. Colin “Bad Director” Trevorrow and Steven “Traitor” Spielberg continue to spit in our faces.

      1. I’ve only ever seen him get happy for one thing, and that was the announcement for the Return to Jurassic Park DLC for Jurassic World: Evolution.

    1. Okay, now you’re just getting ticked at ridiculously minor things. The name “Arcadia” is NOTHING to freak out over.

      1. LOL.
        I didn’t type that but I do love that “Ben” has become a bit of a meme/joke here.

        My issue with Jurassic World in a nutshell is thus:

        The original film was grounded in reality and featured realistic consequences. For the most part. I realize the science was fantasy from the start, but it was a serious film taken seriously. Yeah it had Spielberg’s stupidity peppered throughout it but it was a serious film with serious dialogue and situations.

        Jurassic World is more like an MCU or Indiana Jones film. Fan-service over intelligent plot and dialogue. Blue is literally a super-hero and Owen is literally Indiana Jones. It’s full-on-action, nonsensical garbage. They’ve even covered it in the typical, awful colour grading crap they ruin everything with these days. Not to forget that it destroys any hope of a coherent canon. It’s caused more problems than JP3 did.

        It is jarring. The whole thing is jarring. I never got ripped out of the original film, or even TLW, but when I went to the cinema to watch JW, I cringed… Hard. I literally felt embarrassment as Blue nodded to Owen and turned into a leathery-Lassie. I almost walked out from the kid’s behaviour and groaned at Claire’s entire existence.

        The ONLY scene I felt anything other than shame in was the dying Apatosaurus. That was the only time the film felt like Jurassic Park.

        And Fallen Kingdom, though better than JW, was more of the same. Indiana Jones on Dinosaur island. Even Anakin Skywalker couldn’t handle lava like Owen could. Far out.

        1. Okay, now I feel like we’re actually getting somewhere with an intelligent conversation.

          While I overall enjoy both the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films, I can see where you are coming from. I didn’t have quite the same reaction, of course, but I CAN, in fact, understand where you’re coming from.

          I think it’s just important to remember, for any fandom, that we’re going to run into people that sometimes like installments of a franchise that we don’t. It’s a simple fact of life. You don’t like the Jurassic World movies, but some of us do. And that is TOTALLY FINE. At the end of the day, they’re just movies; entertainment. They’re not really that important in the grand scheme of things.

          Where we need to be careful is in how we interact with people with differing opinions. For instance, another user by the name of Ben (I’m assuming it’s another user, because we’ve got like five different Bens around here) outright said that people who like the JW movies have “cognitive dissonance”. As somebody who actually does suffer from mental challenges IRL (I’m on the Autism spectrum), that’s a pretty low blow. See, that’s the kind of talk that destroys thoughtful communication. It’s not conversation; it’s just mudslinging. A “my way or the highway” mentality.

          It’s okay to disagree. It’s okay to not like a movie that others may like if you were disappointed with it. But what we ought to avoid is turning into mindless, savage, flame-war igniting monsters. We can be so much better than that.

          Sorry. Bit of a rant there. TL;DR, while I don’t feel the same way about the Jurassic World movies, I do understand your thought process.

          1. I always thought that, no matter how stupid, JW certainly has it’s moments. The Indominus is a dumb concept but is executed amazingly. Micheal Giacchino’s music is perfectly jurassic sounding, and Rexy bursting through the spinosaurus always gives me chills

          2. It’s too much for me. There are objective flaws in them that are just impossible to do anything with except ignore, whether you like the films or not.
            I feel as if JW has literally just remade the first two films so far. No new ground is being trodden. JW featured a hybrid and FK a volcano. But these are just twists on the original plots to make them seem fresh. No new message is being conveyed, everything has been said and done.
            It has the Jurassic name, but they’re as shallow and bombastic as the modern world is. It’s not meta, it’s just depressing.

          3. The Indominus/Rexy/Blue fight was phenomenal. It received cheers and applauds in the cinema I saw it in. I was on the edge of my seat. But that all the film offered. A naked woman placed in front of a teenage boy. Of course they’re going to sweat, their eyes popping out of their head… But well, now we’re just watching porn, aren’t we?

          4. Ok dial it back a bit there Ben.
            Fist of I have to and always will applaud the plot device use of the volcano- because now we cannot return to the island which is partly what was making it stale to begin with. Oh an island full of dinosaurs? What could go wrong? Oh let’s return to that island three more times!
            But you calling it porn is not appropriate. Not all of the fan base wants to have it be cut and dry science talk, most want to see dinosaur fueled carnage. I’m personally on the side that loves both- I’d love to see Malcolm and Grant get into another philosophical debate with Wu that shows him the error of his ways, not holding my breath for it tho.
            That being said, keep in mind there’s always Rule 34.

          5. @Ben I understand. I guess I’ve just made up my mind that I’m not gonna let a couple of stinkers* kick me down. There are other things in life to get concerned over besides a couple of sequels. And even if the Jurassic franchise continues to be a disappointment to you and others who share your feelings, at least we can all agree that we’ll always have the original movie, one of the greatest films of all time. And maybe that’s all we really need in the end.

            *And by stinkers, I mean the movies. Not you. Just thought I’d clarify.

    1. What possible reason would bring Sorna into the film? The whole point of Fallen Kingdom was to get away from the islands, you don’t understand how storytelling works obviously.

      1. Gustav assuming story has any place in JW… They had an overall plot, an end game if you will, but NO IDEA how to get there in an intelligent way. So they remade the first film then blew up the island… Subtle. Clever… Said no one ever.

        1. It may not have been subtle but I’d rather have that than another ‘dinosaurs on an island’ movie- at least they’re trying to continue the story in a new direction. Where that leads who knows? I’m reserving judgment on the movie until I see it however.

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