For the past week or so, the Jurassic World 2 production has been setting up and filming on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. With many locations on the island being utilized, including the Kualoa Ranch, one of the main locations this week has been the He’eia Kea Harbor, a small boat harbor on the East side of the island.
Hawaii News Now reports that filming began on Wednesday 21st June at the harbor and that dinosaurs, smoke machines and large black tarps are currently occupy over half of the harbor. The report also states that boat owners were paid handsomely to move their boats and five commercial businesses were paid to temporarily halt their operations during filming.
We did report on the harbor filming a few days ago, but now we have more photos and a longer video from Hawaii News Now! As always we’ll provide a friendly spoiler warning – do not scroll down if you want to avoid any spoilers for the movie.
The context of what is being filmed at the harbour is unclear but from the photos we can see that smoke has played a large part, along with the military vehicles that we have seen at various other locations too.
While filming continues at the harbour, a portion of the Kamehameha highway will also remain closed until next week. What do you think they may be filming here? The area of He’eia Kea is not alien to filming – 50 First Dates filmed at the Harbor, and the nose piece of Flight 815 from Lost was stored and filmed on the other side of the highway.
A further spoiler warning for the following – our friends over at Reel News Hawaii recently shared a photo from the Kualoa Ranch which shows a familiar dinosaur…
— Reel News Hawaii (@reelnewshawaii) June 24, 2017
And the Bryce Dallas Howard Network revealed some photos that show Claire Dearing’s costume in the upcoming sequel.
— BryceDallasHowardNet (@BDHnetwork) June 22, 2017
Fallen Kingdom will continue to film on the island of Oahu for the next few weeks, with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith and Ted Levine known to be on island currently.
In related news – rumours have been floating around that a Fallen Kingdom teaser trailer will show in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con this July. Recently, Universal Pictures informed us that there are no current plans for a teaser trailer, and while Comic Con is always a perfect event to market a movie, this franchise has never truly explored this. In 2011 Steven Spielberg announced to an excited audience that they have a story for Jurassic Park 4 and will hopefully see the light of day in 2 or 3 years. And in 2014 during the run-up to Jurassic World, fans were able to text Universal for a location to pick up an exclusive SDCC poster.
However, having reached out to Universal directly they informed us that: “as a studio we aren’t planning any presence for the film at SDCC”. It’s not time to get excited, just yet.
Source: Hawaii News Now