Coming to the April 2nd fan event? Make a ‘Save the Dinosaurs’ sign in advance for a fun photo-op!

This weekend the first official Jurassic World fan event is happening at the Franklin Institute and we couldn’t be more excited! April 2nd, Philadelphia – be there! We’re hosting the event in collaboration with Universal Pictures and it’s going to be a blast (See Jurassic World on the big screen, meet Dr. Jack Horner, tour Jurassic World the Exhibition, and more – plus it only costs 14.95 to attend!) Learn more about the event, including how to buy tickets here!

We’ve decided to add another fun, yet optional flavor to the event: let’s do a Jurassic World 2 photo-shoot! How, you ask? Well, via domain purchases we suspected Jurassic World 2 would have a ‘save the dinosaurs’ theme – which was confirmed by a set picture tweeted by Frank Marshall! So, we thought it would be fun to take an ‘in universe’ picture pretending to be protesters rallying for dinosaur rights! To be clear, this is just an idea we had at Jurassic Outpost and is not an official tie in to the film.

Interested? Grab a poster board, large piece a of paper, or anything else and get your arts and crafts on! Go for a homemade look – we want this to look like a real protest, so you do not need to be a professional artist. Keep in mind that the museum may not be able to facilitate the signs, so they may end up in the trash – we’ll try to keep that from happening, but we won’t know until everyone shows up!

Suggested phrases:

  • Save Our Saurs
  • We Can Save Them
  • Support the Isla Nublar Rescue Mission
  • All Creatures Have Rights
  • Support the Dinosaur Protection Group

Watch this space for when the photo-op will happen. Ideally, we’ll aim to make it before the 1pm Jurassic World Movie screening – remember, this is optional, but feel free to show even if you don’t have a sign!

Get Ready to Celebrate – Universal Pictures Confirms Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary!

In 2018, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park will hit it’s 25th birthday. 25 years of entertaining audiences with three sequels released in that time. Many fans expected there to be some sort of celebration to coincide with Jurassic World 2’s release that same year, and now Universal Pictures have confirmed the celebration.

The Las Vegas Licensing Expo happens this May, and their line-up included detailed information on NBCUniversal’s Brand Development. Among the various properties listed, both Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary and Jurassic World 2 are named. This surely will lead to a theatrical re-release (something we’ve heard buzz about), and possibly even a blu ray set with new set with new special features.

The new logo has shown up on Amazon via the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Wall Calendar. This will hopefully be the first of many products for fans to indulge over, and we have also heard constant buzz about a 25th anniversary throwback toyline, a Jurassic Park “Classic Collection”.

While a toyline hasn’t been confirmed, we’ve been hearing about it since June of last year (see last paragraph), which may well mean that Hasbro’s plans were carried over into Mattel when they fortunately lost the license. While the linked article discusses the splintering of @JurassicWorld and @JurassicPark, it’s possible that a “classic” toyline may remain under the Jurassic World branding, but we won’t know that until next year!

What products or events are you hoping for next year to celebrate Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary? What would you like to see in a classic toyline, a Lex Murphy or John Hammond figure perhaps? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and stay tuned for more as we learn it!

Source: Licensing Expo

Originally posted March 17th, 2017

Rare Jurassic Park Storyboards Reveal Scrapped Scene – T. rex at the Lagoon!

In January and February we shared two sets of storyboards that showed deleted or alternate takes on scenes from Jurassic Park. The storyboards came from Phil Tippett’s personal collection which recently went up for auction, with Jurassic Time‘s creator Derrick Davis having won a storyboard binder in that auction. Since he won, he has been sorting through the binder and has been sharing scans online!

Along with the sequences we shared, various other deleted and alternate sequences were shared, such as the Helicopter Rescue, Morning Tree, Raptor Escape from Pen and Raptor Stalking Through Rotunda. To conclude these amazing reveals, Derrick has now shared the Tyrannosaurus at the Lagoon sequence, which never made it into the movie!

Derrick describes the sequence and storyboards below:

“Jurassic Park was a breathtaking film by Steven Spielberg; filled with spectacle, wonder, and imagination. Likewise, the novel and the adaptation process included many inventive ideas. This video presents one of the most famous ideas that didn’t make it into the film: “Tyrannosaurus Rex At The Lagoon”. Following closely to the tense sequence from the novel, the filmmakers also revised it with their own ideas, more than once. This version appears to be the last of the revisions, before it was scrapped entirely; along with the rest of the “river adventure” that was inspired and adapted into the classic Universal Studios attractions.

This video uses the official original storyboards that were contained in Phil Tippett’s Early Sequence Storyboard Binder, from his own collection. They have never been publicly seen before. This video was made to dramatize the sequence with original music by Derrick Davis and Mikhail Cucuk, inspired by the John Williams Jurassic Park themes. It is made for entertainment and educational purposes only. Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures own any copyrights to the material. See video for full credits of this production.

As stated above, along with the storyboards which are now all available for download here, Derrick produced a video with original music to show how the sequence could have played out! Check that out below:

Clearly a serious amount of work went into this so we have to thank Derrick for his efforts here. The original score complimented the visuals and gave us a true look at what this sequence may have played like if it had made it to the film.


We know many sequences were cut from the movie before or during filming which begs the question: do you believe the movie (which in most of our minds is perfect anyway!) would have benefited from this sequence being left in? Now that we’re able to see alternate scenes or deleted scenes it’s an interesting topic to discuss.

Along with the reveals online you can watch the unboxing of the storyboard binder here.

Thanks again to Derrick for sharing these storyboards with us and for the video! Let us know what you think of the Tyrannosaurus in the Lagoon in the comments section below!

New concept art from Jurassic World reveals a much scarier Indominus Rex

The Indominus Rex went through many revisions – and names – as it was developed for 2015’s Jurassic World. As many know, the Indominus Rex was initially called the Diabolus Rex, but before that was the Malusaurus.  Thanks to concept artist Seth Engstrom, we have a look at one of her drastically different early designs!

Seth Engstrom

What I find immediately fascinating is her sail running down the back – my immediate thinking is she was part Spinosaurus rather than Tyrannosaurus at this point. The colors are also quite remincent of the JP3 Spinosaurus maquette – perhaps with a little JP3 Ceratosaurus for good measure. The nasal crest is quite curious as well, whether or not it was inspired by hybrid DNA from another creature, or simply an artistic choice is unknown. Either way, this design is incredibly cool and looks quite a bit more like a monstrous hybrid than a real dinosaur when compared to the final Indominus.

Seth Engstrom

While this version is simply a different color scheme variation of the other posted above, it does seem to have a different, protruding chameleon like eye. Either way, the art is an incredibly cool glimpse into the design process that led to the final creature we know and love in the film. Further, here are two other early iterations that ditched the fin on the back, and crest on the nose:

Seth Engstrom
Seth Engstrom


Check out a few other versions of the Indominus from various artists in concept art form below!

Aaron McBride via ILM
Artist unknown – via JW Blu Ray
Seth Engstrom
Artist unknown – via JW YouTube
Art via Gadget-bot

As you can see, the design fluctuated quite a bit over time – who knows what other wild iterations may exist, like the sail back designs shared by Seth Engstrom! If only Universal had released an art book – perhaps one will be made for Jurassic World 2, and will include the development of Jurassic World – as long as it’s incredibly long, detailed and filled with great images I won’t complain!

Seth also shared an early look at a Velociraptor named “Red” – many fans have speculated that this was a Velociraptor due to many toys and merchandise featuring a red Velociraptor. It’s cool to have an early glimpse at her – I really love the natural colors, and how they pop – and the inspiration from the Jurassic Park 3 design is awesome to see!

Apparently feathered designs were attempted early on, but after much debated it was decided to go retro. I think that’s best for species that are already established in the franchise, but I would certainly love to see newcomers sporting plumage in the future!

While you’re here, take a look at some other new artwork from Seth Engstrom, providing a look at a alternate park and control room design!

Be sure to check out Seth’s website here!

Would You Want to See Dr. Ellie Sattler Return to the Jurassic Park Franchise?

When thinking of iconic characters from the Jurassic Park franchise, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm usually appear at the top of the list. The chemistry between these characters in Jurassic Park still holds it’s own as some of the best character development in the entire franchise, so it’s no surprise that many people want to see these characters return.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Laura Dern spoke about how she landed her role as paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler in the first movie. With an Oscar nomination for Rambling Rose under her belt, the offers for films were beginning to roll in. After being offered to star in Jurassic Park, Laura Dern spoke with her Wild at Heart co-star Nicolas Cage who insisted she take the role.

“I remember telling Steven I had to do the movie, because Nic told me he’s always wanted dinosaurs to be his costars.”

A fun piece of trivia for sure, and I don’t think there’s anybody who would have suited the role more than Laura Dern. As EW state, her role became an essential part of the blockbuster hit’s cult fandom, and led to one of the most quotable moments in that most quotable of films: “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the Earth.”

When speaking about the character and future sequels, Dern replied:

“As I said to the people who are making the new series, ‘If you guys make a last one, you gotta let Ellie Sattler come back. She’s always the one who’s saving the day, man!”

Ellie Sattler briefly appeared in Jurassic Park 3, but perhaps that won’t be her last appearance in the franchise? Would you like to see the paleobotanist return in Jurassic World 3?

I have always found it interesting that in the 14 years that Jurassic Park 4 was in development hell, many of the original cast members claimed to have been called by Steven Spielberg himself about returning in the “next Jurassic”. In 2007, Laura Dern hinted that Spielberg had given her the call:

“I’m told its happening and I’m told they’re calling me. I’m told that Ellie Sattler is involved in it. I think they want to release it in 2008. Well a certain fellow is the one that called me and it’s hard to say no to him cause he’s always got something totally genius up his sleeve so we’ll see what they have in mind.”

At some point during it’s development, Ellie Sattler was involved. It was never clear in what capacity and perhaps we will never know, but maybe now is the time for her to reprise her role!

What do you think? Would you like to see the return of Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic World 3? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: EW, Slashfilm

First Official Jurassic Park Community Event – Jurassic World the Exhibition, Jurassic World movie, Dr. Horner and more!


Save the date – April 2nd, 2017!



  • Jurassic World the Exhibition at The Franklin Institute – Philadelphia Pennsylvania


  • Sunday April 2nd, 2017 (event officially begins at 1pm!)


  • 1p.m. Jurassic World 3D Movie
  • 3 p.m. Dr. Jack Horner Q&A
  • 3:45 /4 p.m. Raptor M&G/Photo-op Experience
  • 5-7p.m. Jurassic World the Exhibition Tour and Experience


How to buy your tickets:

IMPORTANT: To attend this event you must follow certain steps to obtain our unique ticket package. Tickets cost $14.95 (+ service charge) after our discount, and not only gain entrance to the exhibition, but also include the movie screening of Jurassic World, and entrance to the Dr. Jack Horner talk. Follow these steps below:

  • Visit the Jurassic World Exhibition ticket page at JW Exhibition Ticket page
  • Choose ‘ADULT: Jurassic Evening’ tickets
  • You must choose a time slot between 5pm-7pm on April 2nd, 2017
  • While checking out use promo code OUTPOST
  • You must choose the print at home ticket option.

Again, tickets should be ordered online and use the print at home option. When using the promo code OUTPOST your name will be added to a guest list, which will grant you access to the Jurassic World screening and the Dr. Jack Horner talk – normal tickets would only grant access to the exhibition, so it is important to follow these steps.

Hotel deal:

The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown has offered a discount for Outpost event guests for this trip. They are located only a few blocks away from The Franklin Institute and they will offering a special rate at this link: Franklin Institute-Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Rate.


A dino-sized event is coming your way! Working in collaboration with Universal Pictures, we at Jurassic Outpost are happy to announce the “first of its kind” (official) Jurassic Park fan meet-up! This must attend event is taking place at Jurassic World: The Exhibition, which recently opened in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute and has quickly become a beloved exhibition for audiences.

The Community Event will take place on April 2nd and will consist of a full day of fan driven events, including $5 discount entry into the exhibit, a Velociraptor meet & greet experience and a 3D screening of Jurassic World! 

Further, we’re incredibly excited to announce that there will also be a Q&A with Dr. Jack Horner, who has served as the paleontological adviser on all four Jurassic Films (and Jurassic World the Exhibition)! Come learn more about dinosaurs, and ask the questions you’re dying to have answered – now is your opportunity to pick his brain and learn how science and fiction meet in these films.

We have more details to follow, so save the date and we hope to see you there!

On Facebook? RSVP!

Article originally published March 1st, 2017.

Hawaii casting call set for this Saturday for Jurassic World Sequel

Always dreamed of maybe being eaten by a dinosaur? Well this weekend could be your opportunity as there is an open casting call taking place on Oahu, Hawaii this upcoming Saturday March 25th that is looking for extras to appear in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel according to a news report from Khon2.

While the news report doesn’t specifically mention the Jurassic World sequel, which is operating under the working title of Ancient Futures, it does say it is a Universal film that is part of a big franchise that filmed there back in 2014. Obviously Jurassic World is the only film that fits that specific criteria.

The news report mentions there is a casting call for another movie that is also taking place at the same time. Casting director Katie Doyle had this to say about the process, but it was unclear which film she was referencing or if it was a general comment about both films:

“This one were looking for some Latino and Latino looking Spanish speakers, lots of active duty military, military spouses, farmers, bikini girls, native Hawaiian specific Islanders”

So anyone going to be one of the lucky ones to get that chance to attend the open casting call? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Thank you to our friend Reel News Hawaii for bringing this news story to our attention.

Source: Khon2

Jurassic World: The Exhibition Will Roar into Chicago’s Field Museum this May!

On April 2nd, working in collaboration with Universal Pictures, we are hosting the first official Jurassic Park community meetup! The meetup takes place at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, which is where Jurassic World: The Exhibition made it’s US debut.

The Exhibition in Philadelphia has been open since November and many fans were left wondering where the dinosaurs will be heading next. While no official announcement or tour list has been announced, Chicago’s The Field Museum has today announced that they will open their paddocks this May for the dinosaurs of Jurassic World!

The Field Museum is filled with exhibits worth visiting including Sue the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex ever discovered! The dinosaurs of Jurassic World will make a fun and thrilling addition to the already exciting museum.

“This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition.”

I had the chance to visit the museum and meet Sue last year – Chicago is such a beautiful city and I’m pleased to hear that Jurassic World: The Exhibition will head here next. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit, rest assured the Exhibition will continue to tour the USA, hopefully hitting some of the larger cities.

Check out this in depth look at the Exhibition when it debuted in Melbourne last year:

Check out The Field Museum’s website for more information on tickets, exhibits and information on how to plan your visit!

Will you be planning your trip to Jurassic World: The Exhibition when it hits Chicago? Which other cities would you like to see the dinosaurs take over? Let us know in the comments section below, and if you’re wondering about our community event at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, tickets are now on sale with a $5 discount if you use coupon code OUTPOST!

(tickets are for our community event in Philadelphia, not Chicago’s Field Museum)

Read the specific instructions at the link to ensure your name gets on the guest list, which ensures you access to the Jurassic World IMAX screening, the Dr. Jack Horner Q&A, the Velociraptor Meet&Greet and of course the early evening Exhibition!

Thanks to Joshua for sending this my way!

Unboxing the March 2017 Primal Loot Crate with a Jurassic World surprise!

Ah, Loot Crate – I’m addicted already. While this was my first foray into this popular geek delivery service, I can say it wont be my last. For those unfamiliar, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service where you are sent a box full of surprise goodies, many of them exclusive. For March 2017, the theme was ‘PRIMAL’ and it included a very nice Jurassic World surprise! Check out the unboxing and review below:

Ok, we can safely say I won’t be making a career out of unboxing and review videos, but I think this serves its purpose well enough! I really hope Loot Crate does more Jurassic Park and Jurassic World items in the future – or even consider doing a strictly Jurassic themed crate, which is something they do for franchises like Halo. While you’re here, check out this fun video Loot Crate put together for this months box… featuring Ty Simpkins of Jurassic World!

Interested in Lootcrate? Check out their website now! You can buy the crates individually, or subscribe to receive them each month. At the low price of $15.99 a month, you really can’t go wrong! What are you waiting for, subscribe now!

Huge thanks to Loot Crate for sending this my way!

Primitive War – Read a Chapter From This New Novel by Jurassic Fan Ethan Pettus!

I like to make a habit of posting about fan made projects and highlighting the creative talent that stems from Jurassic fans. It’s funny how, over the years, I’ve befriended many like-minded people who – aside from their love for Jurassic Park – are filmmakers, writers, creatives in their own right.

With that said, I wanted to write about Primitive War – a new novel by Ethan Pettus. Clearly inspired by Jurassic and his love for dinosaurs, Primitive War is the story of a search and rescue team known as Vulture Squad, who are sent into an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing platoon. As they hunt through the primordial depths of the valley, they discover horrors that not only threaten to unravel their minds, but to end their lives as well.

The cover art alone is beautiful, and while the old saying states that you should never judge a book by its cover, I certainly did when I saw this one. How very Trespasser!

The artwork and concept art from the novel that Ethan shared with me show what an action packed and terrifying adventure it will be. And for those feathered dinosaur fans, this is right up your alley!

The art is beautiful and the story sounds great – but how about the writing? Check out an exclusive chapter below! Trust me, it’s pretty damn thrilling:

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Primitive War will be released within the next couple of months and will be available to purchase on Amazon. Be sure to check out the Facebook page here so you can follow updates on the novel, and let Ethan know what you thought of the above chapter by commenting below!

UPDATE: Ethan has shared with us a new piece of concept art and another chapter from the novel for you to read!

Check out the chapter below!

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UPDATE: Primitive War is now available on paperback and Kindle through Amazon!

A search and rescue team known as Vulture Squad is sent to an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing Green Beret platoon. As they hunt through the primordial depths of the valley, they discover ancient horrors that not only threaten to unravel their minds, but to end their lives as well. When the casualties mount, the men of Vulture Squad must abandon their human nature and give in to their savage instincts in order to survive…the Primitive War.

Will you be purchasing this fan-written dinosaur novel? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!