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Jurassic World 3 to Begin Filming February 2020 at Pinewood Studios

It’s no secret that Jurassic World 3 aims to begin filming soon – Colin Trevorrow has already confirmed John Nolan and his team are carving dinosaurs out of clay, and prototyping animatronics at their studios outside of London. However, the exact start date has remained unconfirmed.

In a recent interview with Forbes, producer Frank Marshal confirmed the sixth film in the Jurassic Park saga will begin filming February 2020.

“With regards to the next Jurassic World movie, we are in full pre-production at Pinewood Studios in London, England. We plan to begin shooting in February of next year, so that is all very much in motion.”

Filming is expected to continue into the Summer, likely wrapping around July or August. The only confirmed location remains Pinewood Studios in London, however recent reports suggest some filming will take place on the Mediterranean island of Malta. It’s unclear where else the film will shoot, though we anticipate some locations to represent the Californian wilds, where Fallen Kingdom ends (Fallen Kingdom and Battle at Big Rock shot those outdoor locations around England and Ireland, and similar choices are to be expected this time around).

No word if Hawaii will return. Given the destruction of Isla Nublar and escape of the dinosaurs on mainland, this may well be the first Jurassic film to not utilize the Hawaiian islands.

Outside of filming start dates, Marshall went on to talk about why he believes the Jurassic films are so special, remarking that dinosaurs are science fact – not fiction – and it drives their mass appeal.

“It’s about the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are timeless, and they were here. We’re not dealing with superheroes; we’re not dealing with science-fiction, we’re dealing with science fact. Dinosaurs are studied in schools, they’re in museums, and I think people have a fascination with what it would be like to have dinosaurs in the world today.”

It’s this point that we agree with, though it highlights why some of us have issues with the more recent Jurassic films. As the films move forward with depicting the the dinosaurs more and more as fantasy monsters, some of that magic and appeal of dinosaurs is lost in the process. As Jurassic World 3 will reportedly adhere closer to modern science and understandings, we’re hopeful the behaviors and set pieces involving the dinosaurs also shift towards their more grounded, yet still fictional Jurassic Park roots.

Whatever the future holds for Jurassic World 3, we’re excited, and cannot wait for news to continue to be shared as pre-production continues to be in full swing.

Let us know where you hope Jurassic World 3 will film in the comments, and be sure to share what you want from the movie!

Source: Forbes


8 thoughts on “Jurassic World 3 to Begin Filming February 2020 at Pinewood Studios

  1. I am so excited for JW 3, but I wanna see more scare factor and I would love how the dinosaurs adapt to the modern world. Will it show Rexy die of old age and have a new Rex?

  2. They’re changing the designs to match something that is poorly evidenced in the fossil record at best.
    Why not just keep Jurassic, Jurassic? Re-designing everything has been a thorn in the side of this franchise since the Third film.
    You do know that there is no evidence for feathers on half the animals certain YouTube-sads claim had them right?
    Don’t think I haven’t noticed the hands turning in the last Two films… That is NOT Jurassic Park!

    1. Ben, What is Jurassic Park? Tell me. Tell Me right now in your Friggin Mind, What the Hell is Jurassic Park. Because it is probably not whats in your mind.

  3. I’d rather the franchise evolves out of the reptilian stereotypical look that has been apart of the franchise from the first film and embraces the more avian designs that the scientific community and many JP fans have been clamouring for in these films for a long time. Jurassic Park III’s avian raptor re-design was the best thing to have happened in terms of the depiction of dinosaurs as natural animals, not blood-thirsty monsters. There was a lot of effort and care put into the design and behaviour of the JP3 raptors by Stan Winston’s team. The introduction of proto-feather structures on the male Raptors were baby steps towards an eventual introduction of more richly feathered specimens in the future. Even Winston said in an interview that they plan on making more feathered dinosaurs in future JP films. But, with Jurassic World, they went backwards by regressing into an unscientific and outdated design. There is no excuse why they couldn’t have used the JP3 designs or even updated them with more feathery structures. It was a new Park and Wu couldn’ve definitely made more avian (bird pupil) raptors if he wanted. But, no, the incorrect, scaly, slit-pupil versions from the first two JP films returned and it has stayed that way ever since.
    What I personally find sad, as a fan of all the films (especially the first three) is that there was no effort made to acknowledge in a prominent manner, that those avian raptors ever existed in this new franchise in some form.
    I love Jurassic World (2015) by the way. I saw it 5 times in the theatres. Even saw the Bengali and Hindi dubbed versions as well and bought a big poster, the DVD and the 3D Blu-Ray. I loved the energy that the film had and loved that Irrfan Khan, one of my favourite character actors, was in that film. That was an unexpected surprise. He totally owned that character and the film, every time he appeared on the screen.
    I just wish that the ‘World’ films at least acknowledged the best aspects of ‘Jurassic Park III’ as well, since it is also a part of the franchise and has its fair share of fans. The design and portrayal of the avian Raptors are arguably the best in that film as it tipped its hat towards scientific progress.
    As much as I love Blue (she’s a darling creation of ILM), I’m tired of seeing that reptile look over and over again. It’s a dated design and there’s no reason why we cannot move on with the correct design, especially when JP3 had already set the stage for it to happen.
    By the way, I have the utmost respect for what the filmmakers do with these films and there is no animosity or any negative feeling towards them. Just voiced my thoughts, that is all about certain aspects I felt could have been included in this great franchise.

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