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Original ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Cut Was 2 Hours 40 Minutes and Included Zia’s Lesbian Reveal

With only three days left until the domestic release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom the release tour continues, with the cast and crew continuing to talk all things Jurassic with members of the press.

One of the more favored characters among audiences is Dr. Zia Rodriguez, a paleo-veterinarian portrayed by Daniella Pineda, and the actress herself revealed an important aspect of her character that didn’t actually make it into the final cut of the movie.

Daniella tells a Yahoo Entertainment-moderated chat:

Before the action kicks in, Owen and Zia are still in the “getting to know you” phase, so the paleo-veterinarian takes a moment to size up the ex-raptor trainer. “I look at Chris and I’m like: ‘Yeah, square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles,’” Pineda remembers.

‘I don’t date men, but if I did, it would be you. It would gross me out, but I’d do it.’ I love that I’m looking at Chris Pratt, the hottest guy in the world, and I’m like, ‘It would gross me out, but I guess I would do it!’ It was also cool, because it was a little insight into my character. But they cut it.”

Check out the clip below:

Another fascinating fact that Daniella revealed was that the original cut of the movie had a run time of 2 hours and 40 minutes, a whopping 30 minutes longer than the current theatrical cut.

The duo [J.A. Bayona and Colin Trevorrow] also made the call to cut the scene, a decision that was largely due to run time. “Originally the cut was two hours and 40 minutes, and they were like, ‘This is too long,’” the actress tells us, adding that the scene ultimately wasn’t “relevant to the story, but it was a little glimmer into who she is.”

It’s not uncommon to hear that scenes were cut for the theatrical release of a movie, in fact it’s a major part of the post-production process and allows the editor and director to find the ideal pacing of the movie.

However, one of my gripes when I first saw the movie was the pacing and how quickly it moved on from scene to scene. There didn’t appear to be any breathing room between the action, so I feel like those extra 30 minutes could have benefited the movie’s pacing.

While it’s unclear if the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Blu-Ray release will feature any deleted scenes, we can hope that some of this extended footage will someday see the light of day, whether in a director’s cut or just as a featurette on the Blu-Ray.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has dominated the international box office, earning an estimated $151.1 during the opening weekend alone. Needless to say the release later this week domestically in the US is going to go out with an eruption, with projections expecting a $130-$150 million opening.

Will you be seeing Fallen Kingdom on opening night? Let us know in the comments section below and make sure you’ve booked your tickets!

Source: Yahoo


41 thoughts on “Original ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Cut Was 2 Hours 40 Minutes and Included Zia’s Lesbian Reveal

  1. I wouldn’t say this scene was necessary but the movie did feel kind of short. Especially the Nublar scenes, they could’ve atleast shown us a few other dinosaurs getting captured besides Blue.
    The Indoraptor scenes in Lockwood Manor were cool but I’d also like those scenes to be longer , though the Indo would eventually run out of people to kill 😉

  2. Saw it for the third time today. The story really revvs the moral greys in the story, more so than the previous film. Loving the beginning sequence.

  3. I thought it was very fast paced too. Not in a bad way, but as you said, hardly any time to breathe. I would love to see a Jurassic film that long though, and I’m really hoping they’ll include deleted scenes when it comes out on dvd.

  4. We dont give those kind of scenes the importance they have… jurassic park has them, the lost world has them.. in the latest movies they dont, its all about showing more and bigger.. which is great but not very effective without the – lets call them – “resting” scenes

    1. I can agree we don’t have “resting” scenes but this was just one line that probably was going to be on the plane ride where Owen pops out from behind the seat. It only would have extended the scene a few seconds longer and caused a controversy.

  5. Ugh…

    I, for one, am glad they cut it. Even so, I’ve yet to hear anything that really makes me excited to spend money to see this…

  6. “Important”

    That’s not important. Stop buying into the nonsense that we need to know gay characters are gay. As if they’re not gay unless that is pointed out in some obtuse way.

    1. Here, here.

      I’m sick of the pandering. Was it so important that Gray was autistic in JW? Nope, they never mentioned it. He was a person, not defined by one part of him.

          1. Really?! I had no idea. I honestly just thought Gray was excited to be in Jurassic World the theme park. I mean, I’m a teen and I still would have wanted to go on the spinning Dino eggs and ride the trikes, because HOLY CRAPPP!!!! Dinosaurs!!! You would also think that the parents would be harder on Zach because he’s mean to his AUTISTIC BROTHER. I mean, I see why it was cut, but I don’t think he was autistic in the final cut anyway like Ben says.

    2. Heaven forbid some representation. Out of the dozens of prominent characters in this universe, realistically some would be gay, and yes, they may mention. It’s ridiculous that people are so against it being included. It’s one line.

      1. A contrived line. It’d stick out like a sore thumb and leave most people wondering why it was in there. Probably means it doesn’t belong, good call on cutting it out.

        1. No it sounds to me you want movies to just ignore the fact that gay people are REAL and EVERYWHERE. Even in your movies.

          This is the equivalent of people peeved about people of color beginning to appear in movies back in the day.
          You’d rather pretend we don’t exist.

      2. “Some representation”. No. I’m sure they were pressured into including some stupid trendy trope such as highlighting a gay character’s gayness, and thankfully Bayona had the balls to say “this isn’t relevant to the story”. Which most writers and directors don’t have the courage to do in the face of Hollywood today.

    3. Here, Here, dilly dilly, yo ho, and everything else I am supposed to say.

      Jurassic Park has been free of this craziness and has been doing fine, it doesn’t need it to be “cool” in this day and age.

      Yes, I am a curmudgeon.

  7. I have tickets to see it Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I saw the first JW 3 times as well opening weekend.

    While I would have loved them to release the full 2 hour and 40 min cut, I understand why they wanted to keep it around the same length of the other movies (minus the super short JP3).

    1. Why? Is it necessary to the plot? Is it necessary to the subject matter of the film? Pandering is ruining everything. SJW progressive agenda is tainting every last facet of entertainment. Disgusting. No, i’m not homophobic. I’m just tired of diversity and tolerance being forced down people’s throats. People go to movies for escapism.

    2. It is not a matter of being homophobic it is the stopping the movie and the story to tell the audience, JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW THIS CHARACTER IS GAY!!!. It is annoying.

        1. I can’t be bothered stepping into any discussion like this because there is little room for reason with all sides usually taking an extreme stance one way or the other, but I guess I’m doing it now xD I suppose it’s less of a thing when a character is “obviously straight” because it’s naturally assumed they would be straight anyway, by just about anyone watching something, even a gay person I would guess. Thing is, if a character is gay, they have to have it known somehow, otherwise they are as good as straight to the audience. No different to anything else that is a particular characteristic. All things considered though, the scene that was cut was not the best way to let the audience know she was a lesbian if they intended her to be a lesbian. The dialogue and just imagining the scene in general it feels a like a weird scene to me! That being said I would like to see it anyway because it’s more footage to watch.

        2. You’re unbelievable. It could not be more obvious that pandering has reached intolerable levels. These tropes are included for no reason other than to include them. They have NOTHING to do with the story, they simply use the story as a chance to pander.

          So sad that anyone who I thought had half a brain is completely clueless on this.

          1. It’s called character development.

            Now given, the way Daniella described the scene makes it sound like it’s for the best it was cut. It sounds clunky, unnatural, and tacked on. But the act of simply including a character who isn’t straight is not some giant ordeal as some of the commentators here would imply – and the lack of representation of gay characters in Hollywood is exactly why these things are rallied behind so strongly.

            Chill out with the hyperbole.

      1. I agree. But I just say let it go and move on. That’s there decision. I just ignore it and move on. Plus that’s the trend nowadays, she prolly not even gay, just want to be “cool”😒

  8. What a clunky way to reveal someone, it honestly comes off as “Chris Pratt is EW because I’m GAY!”. Can you imagine if a straight guy out of no where looked at a gay character and said “You know, you’re completely disgusting, but if I was gay you’d be in my bed”. It’s just scummy. She could’ve casually mentioned her girlfriend, or her ex, the time she was kicked out of the house, ask Claire if she was available, hell even make out with another woman, almost anything would’ve been more natural than that line.

  9. This was an unpleasant surprise, and I’m glad they cut this, this would have brought the movie down ever further. We ought not feature any more promotion of LGBT+ (or feminism for that matter), and we certainly should not have it in Jurassic Park.

    1. Because everyone other movie wasn’t about straight white people shoving their straight white people agenda down our throats.

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