Mahershala Ali and Luna Blaise In Talks for Key Roles In Jurassic World 4

The casting news for Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Jurassic World 4 continues to roll in: Actors Mahershala Ali and Luna Blaise are in talks for key roles in the film according to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline Hollywood!

Mahershala Ali and Luna Blaise are both talented dramatic actors who have been a part of numerous interesting projects. Ali is perhaps best known for Moonlight and True Detective, and has also recently starred in Leave the World Behind and the Spider-Verse series. Blaise is best known for her work in the television series Manifest as well as her work in Fresh Off The Boat and Memoria.

Blaise shared the news via her instagram account:

What are your thoughts about the latest casting news, and who do you think these characters will be in the next Jurassic? Let us know in the comments!

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory Soundtrack Album Now Available Digitally

Film Music Reporter has shared the exciting news that the score for season one of Jurassic World: Chaos Theory is receiving a digital release from Back Lot Music! The album will feature selections from the show’s original music by Emmy award-winning composer Leo Birenberg.

Now available to stream on Netflix, Chaos Theory (the sequel series to Camp Cretaceous) debuted Friday, May 24th to fan and critical acclaim. The show is great, thanks in no small part to Birenberg‘s excellent underscore.

Are you excited about the release of the music from Jurassic World: Chaos Theory? It’s especially exciting after Camp Cretaceous’ score never received an official release. Be sure to listen wherever you stream your music!

‘Tales From A Jurassic World’ – Season Two of Fan-Produced Audio Drama Releasing June 7th

Hey Jurassic Outpost readers! Guest contributor Tom Jurassic here, and I am super excited to share that there will be a second season of ‘Tales From A Jurassic World’ debuting from June 7th to celebrate Jurassic June this year.

Haven’t heard of this audio drama before? No problem! In this article I’ll introduce you to the world of TFAJW, and will give you a flavour of what you have to look forward to when the second season debuts in a couple of short weeks.

Tales From A Jurassic World was created to answer a fundamental question which many of us had after watching Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – how does our society respond when dinosaurs are loose in the wilds of mainland USA?

The series is told from the perspective of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, with Agents Ben Morrison and Lucy Brown attending to a variety of scenarios where dinosaurs are integrating with the everyday lives of people across the country. The first season runs from an encounter with a Stygimoloch at a gas station (yes, that Stygimoloch), all the way through to a thrilling climax which sees the agents come face-to-jaw with the Allosaurus we saw in Battle at Big Rock. 

The series was born in October of 2022 – with a Halloween Special which premiered on The Jurassic Park Podcast, and although the series Jurassic World: Chaos Theory now plays within the same space, the crew behind TFAJW are working hard to conclude the story first set in motion with the initial season.

The second season of the audio drama promises more of what fans enjoyed about the first season alongside some nostalgic tributes and moments which are likely to shock and delight fans of the franchise in equal measure. 

Season Two’s opening episode rewinds the clock to the early 2000s – after the events of Jurassic Park III, and allows us to return to Isla Sorna alongside Howard King and a team of mercenaries undertaking an important mission. This episode sets to sow the seeds of BioSyn’s future in InGen’s past – something which will lead to the company eventually overtaking the former leader in genetics experimentation after the events of Jurassic World.

The second season promotes Howard King to a season regular, and will see the US Fish and Wildlife Agents grapple with increasingly deadly and dangerous animals – including some fan favourites returning from Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous.

It’s fair to say that TFAJW is only possible because of the wonderful community of Jurassic fans. We have so many voice actors who give their time and energy to this project voluntarily, and even have a professional composer who has opted to support the project as and where he can.

I’d particularly like to shout out Jared Ransom, Ashli Friel, Antonio Bustos and Brooks Leibee – all people who have been invaluable contributors throughout the process of developing this show. 

This project is really created by fans of this franchise for fans. We hope that you join us this June, and share in a story which excites us as we imagine the wonder and horror of a world where dinosaurs are a part of our everyday existence.

So, what are you waiting for? 

Subscribe on YouTube, and catch up on Tales From A Jurassic World Season 1 today! 

Huge thanks to Caleb, Jack and the rest of the team at Jurassic Outpost for making this feature possible. We really appreciate the added exposure this will bring to our show – and who knows, perhaps you’ll hear a couple of your favourite InGeneral hosts playing characters in Season Two! 

David Koepp Writing Steven Spielberg EVENT MOVIE for Summer 2026

Universal Pictures have set the date for Steven Spielberg’s return to the director’s chair and have described the project as a new original event film.

It could also be UFO related. Details below:

Universal Pictures has announced a new original event film created and directed by Steven Spielberg set for May 15, 2026. Uni always had the weekend reserved for an event title. No rival wide entries on this date yet.

David Koepp, a longtime collaborator of the filmmaker’s, is penning the script. They worked on Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Combined, those films grossed north of $3 billion worldwide.

Among Spielberg’s myriad honors: he’s a 3x Oscar winner, including for Best Director and Best Picture for Schindler’s List, which received a total of seven Oscars, and for Best Director for Saving Private Ryan. His most recent film, The Fabelmans, was released by Universal in 2022 and received seven Academy Awards nominations, including for Directing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Picture.

Earlier this year Variety reported:

For his part, Spielberg, 77, is also staying busy. He will likely make his next project a UFO film based on his own original idea. David Koepp is writing the screenplay, sources say.  

Spielberg has explored the topic of UFOs and aliens in some of his earlier movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. There is also an old screenplay for an unproduced E.T. horror sequel Nocturnal Fear… maybe they will take inspiration from that.

It’s exciting to think – with all the recent developments and revelations in the UFO field – what the pair might be looking to focus the movie on.

Either way, David Koepp and Steven Spielberg back together for whatever the movie will be, is going to be great.

Rupert Friend Joins Jurassic World 4 in Starring Role

The cast for Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Jurassic film is starting to come together! According to The Hollywood Reporter, British actor Rupert Friend is joining Jurassic World 4 to star alongside Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Bailey, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.

Rupert Friend is an accomplished actor who has starred recently in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City as well as the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. He’s also known for his roles in Hitman: Agent 47 and Pride & Prejudice.

The cast of the next Jurassic film is shaping up to be quite solid. What are your thoughts on this casting and the cast as a whole? Let us know in the comments!

Listen to the Full Score for InGeneral – The Jurassic Outpost Podcast

If you enjoy listening to the InGeneral Podcast, you can now listen to the full score that introduces and accompanies the sections of each episode. Inspired by scores from Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park and music from across the Jurassic franchise, we hope you enjoy the album’s franchise inspired track titles and the music by Caleb Burnett. Listen to the full album wherever you stream music and below:

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory SEASON ONE REVIEW – A Brilliant Thriller for a New Era in the Jurassic Franchise

We’ve been lucky enough to catch Jurassic World’s new animated show Chaos Theory ahead of its debut on Netflix on May 24th!

The show is a follow-up to Camp Cretaceous, an animated series that saw six campers become stranded on the island of Jurassic World after the Indominus Rex disaster. Chaos Theory picks up a number of years after their eventual rescue, and follows these familiar faces as they tackle various dangers and threats in the new modern world.

We’re going to give you our thoughts on season one of Jurassic World: Chaos Theory! As always with these reviews – if you want to remain completely spoiler free then maybe best to avoid this one, but either way we won’t be spoiling any major plot points here! 

Read on for our review of Season ONE of Jurassic World: Chaos Theory…

Chaos Theory is a thrill ride from start to finish – one would honestly expect nothing less from the follow-up series to Camp Cretaceous. While Jurassic’s first animated outing secluded the stories to the dinosaur-riddled islands of the pacific, Chaos Theory firmly places us in the present day, or near enough anyway, in a Jurassic world where dinosaurs now roam.

The Nublar Six are now famous – or perhaps infamous – for their ties to the Jurassic World disaster and the dinosaurs that it has ultimately unleashed upon the world. Very early on in the story Chaos Theory perfectly demonstrates the concept that was set up and teased to the audience in Fallen Kingdom: dinosaurs in our world. Arguably this concept is still a desired one, having not been a very large feature in the final World movie, but Chaos Theory showcases it really well, throughout the story, in ways that are natural, engaging, and realistic.

The very first episode, “Aftershock,” teases this concept with radio commentary from disgruntled civilians; the reality of dinosaurs in our world isn’t a dinotopia. The writers have carefully crafted the world that we enter to show us these realities in ways the movies haven’t, and sometimes a single shot tells you everything you need to know. Chaos Theory continues to show us that these dinosaurs are not monsters, but animals living in an unfamiliar world. And don’t forget, this is the first time we are truly seeing an expansive, detailed look at dinosaurs being out on the mainland, a very important and world-changing period of time in the Jurassic story.

The first season of Chaos Theory is an unravelling mystery that takes – with confidence – a darker, shadier, and more mature tone than its predecessor. Our campers have grown, and with that, so too has the storytelling. Many elements of the campers’ search for the truth while evading dinosaur and human danger harken back to the Nublar Six’s experiences doing the very same things on Isla Nublar. But in some ways, this feels like a whole new BEAST.

Writer & showrunner Scott Kreamer and his team have shown here that they understand this franchise. Chaos Theory seems to perfectly represent a crossing of the two Jurassic eras, each with their own distinct tones. Both fans of the Jurassic Park trilogy AND fans of the Jurassic World trilogy will feel like there is something for them here.

The show is filled with references and callbacks to the early movies, and seemingly a number directly to The Lost World. Chaos Theory brings back the RAPTORS, those gloriously cunning and violent beasts. They are here, and while not Velociraptors, the Atrociraptors from Dominion are absolutely vicious in this show and if you’ve been longing for some raptor action – then Chaos Theory delivers.

None of the characters feel out of place and they all feel like grown, developed versions of their former selves, characters who have reacted and adapted to the new world they live in. All the minute observations, the micro behaviors that make these characters themselves – they’re all on display here. The personal relationships and the intricacies of these characters continue to be the strongest element of this series.

One of our favourite elements in this first season is Yasmina’s personal struggle with what happened to them on the islands. The dream sequence that we saw in Camp Cretaceous showed us how the experience was already tormenting her, and this show continues to explore that narrative with her character’s growth.

And maybe we should address the elephant in the room: Brooklynn. We won’t be spoiling anything, as this show deserves YOUR viewing experience. You will like where this goes, and how it unravels. It’s emotional, it’s nerve-wracking, it’s a new Jurassic world.

The additional characters in this show, while not main features, all hold their own well. There is one who will likely become the most memorable, and the humor he brings is the perfect comedic timing required in this… pretty intense show.

Visually, this show delivers! Diverse locations, great lighting and composition – it all comes together here to provide some fantastic visuals. The animation and lighting in many environments is simply gorgeous. From dazzling sunsets to moonlit horrors, the understanding of Jurassic’s color pallet is on display here. The dinosaurs themselves appear to have had some polish too, looking even closer to their movie counterparts than the already impressive Camp Cretaceous. There are some moments in this season that look near photo-realistic, adding to the beauty and mystique of the series.

Of course, there are new dinosaurs which deliver on the chills and thrills you would expect from a Jurassic World. But we also get incredibly touching moments between man and dinosaur which continue to prove that these dinosaurs (most of them anyway) are animals – animals that deserve our respect. Chaos Theory simultaneously dials up the intensity and terror of dinosaur encounters. It doesn’t shy away from the reality of it, and we love that.

While some encounters might leave you thinking of Maisie’s superhuman escape abilities in Fallen Kingdom, overall this series is an improvement on an already great premise that fans of the Jurassic story want to see. Camp Cretaceous fans will be happy with the show’s new direction and the quality time spent with beloved characters. We can’t help but be excited for what might come next!

The overall story doesn’t shy away from its conspiratorial inspiration: the ever-growing distrust of establishment, corporations, and the media. It’s all quite present as this story evolves. This show is off to an excellent start at building a mysterious, dramatic new world for our characters to navigate with its dark, engaging visuals, striking musical score, and excellent voice performances.

The show, the ending, all of it will all leave you wanting more, not just for what happens but for the fact that this first season flies by. It’s tight, contained, and near perfect in its execution. Another big credit to executive producers Scott Kreamer and Aaron Hammersley, who have created Jurassic’s animated world and made it something worth returning to.

Chaos Theory solidly and progressively fills the space in this franchise that was first opened by Camp Cretaceous, and while the fourth and fifth seasons of that show may have been divisive, Chaos Theory moves forward in the right direction. 

We’ve never been in the habit of giving actual ratings in our reviews but what we will say is that Jurassic World: Chaos Theory might be one of the best things to happen in the Jurassic World era.

But that’s just our opinion! 

It arrives on Netflix May 24th – and trust us, this one’s worth the watch.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and John Mathieson Join Jurassic World 4

The upcoming Jurassic World sequel – slated to release July 2, 2025 – continues to add to its roster of production talent! Lincoln Lawyer and Magnificent Seven actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is joining the film in a lead role alongside Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Bailey. Plus, cinematographer John Mathieson, of Gladiator and Logan acclaim, has boarded to shoot the film, which begins production next month in Thailand.

This news was first reported by Deadline, who shared:

New ‘Jurassic World’ Movie At Universal And Amblin Sets Manuel Garcia-Rulfo In Leading Role

Following his breakout role in Netflix’s The Lincoln LawyerManuel Garcia-Rulfo is looking to go from defending clients to evading dinosaurs. He is in negotiations to join Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s new Jurassic World movie. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Bailey are also set to star. Gareth Edwards will direct.

While this will mark Garcia-Rulfo’s biggest film role, he has been busy on the TV front in recent years starting with the Amazon TV show Goliath, which starred Billy Bob Thornton. He went on to land the starring role in Netflix and David E. Kelley’s Lincoln Lawyer, with the third season airing later this year.

On the film side, Garcia-Rulfo will next be seen leading Netflix’s Spanish-language film Pedro Páramo. Based on the seminal Mexican novel by Juan Rulfo, the film adaptation is directed by cinematographer Roberto Prieto making his directorial debut. Other Garcia-Rulfo film credits include A Man Called Otto6 UndergroundSicario: Day of the SoldadoMurder of the Orient Express and The Magnificent Seven.

He is repped by WME, Ilene Feldman Management, Genuine Artists and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman. 

John Mathieson confirmed the news of his sign-on to Jurassic World 4 via his Independent Talent representation and credit listings.

For the full breakdown of this news and more and all the latest in the world of Jurassic, check out our latest video below!

David Leitch Addresses His Departure from Jurassic World 4

On this the day of our lord Ryan Gosling (and the release day of his new film The Fall Guy) director David Leitch has addressed his involvement in and departure from the upcoming Jurassic World 4. On the latest episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Leitch and his producing partner Kelly McCormick discussed filmmaking in general as well as their conversations towards being attached to the 2025 dinosaur movie. You can listen to the full episode below:

Contrary to prior reporting, Leitch described their side of the situation as ultimately lacking the creative control he and his partner feel they have earned, saying:

“To be asked to be in those worlds, you want to always take the conversation seriously. And I think, you know, we are creative and can find our ways into a lot of things. So it was a really great conversation to have, and like, to be in talks with Steven (Spielberg) and Frank (Marshall) about that franchise that’s so dear to us. It was really a beautiful time.

Ultimately, you have to do what’s best for the movie at hand and do what’s best for you as an artist to make sure that you could make the same movie and you could do it with the parameters that you needed to do. And at some point, we just said, you know… We wanted to give that answer quickly because they have to go make this movie that everyone’s excited to see.

I believe we’ve earned this position… We’re able to choose the movies we want to make and we want to make sure we can have the creative freedom to make those movies the way we need to make them.”

The pair also said that they felt they were “finally acknowledged in the business” when Spielberg approached them and feel “so fortunate” to have spent time with the director of Jurassic Park, who is producing the upcoming film. 

Leitch also expressed admiration for Jurassic World 4’s new director Gareth Edwards, saying he had “love and respect” for the “brilliant” filmmaker.

It’s certainly interesting that further comments have even arisen on this situation. All press is good press? Have we dodged a bullet train? What would the David Leitch-directed Jurassic World 4 have been like?

What do you think? Let us know below, and stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost.

Images courtesy of Yahoo.

New Trailer for Jurassic World: Chaos Theory ‘Wanna make a little chaos?’

On May 24th the animated Jurassic World adventure continues! The full trailer for Chaos Theory has finally arrived along with a new poster and screenshots, which you can see in the gallery further below.

But first, the trailer:

The plot sysnopsis: Set six years after the events at Camp Cretaceous, members of “The Nublar Six” are struggling to find their footing off the islands, navigating a world now filled with dinosaurs and people who want to hurt them. Reunited in the wake of a tragedy, the group comes together only to find themselves on the run and catapulted into a global adventure to unravel a conspiracy that threatens dinosaur and humankind alike and finally learn the truth about what happened to one of their own.

One thing of note, the voice actor for Kenji was recast, welcome to Jurassic World Darren Barnet!

We breakdown the trailer below:

Check out some high resolution screenshots below!

Did you like the trailer, and are you excited for Jurassic World: Chaos Theory? The 10 episode series will debut on Netflix on May 24th!