‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Officially Wraps Shooting

After 18 months of filming amidst stringent Covid-19 safety protocols and countless delays, Jurassic World Dominion has officially wrapped. Director Colin Trevorrow took to social media today announcing the news and praising the hard work his cast and crew contributed to the project.

While speaking with reporters with Deadline, Trevorrow said “there are a lot of emotions” involved with wrapping this movie. He says he is grateful to everyone who worked on the film and felt they all “made a family.“I’m not sure I can put it into words,” continues Trevorrow. “It has been remarkable. Our crew and our cast has been so resilient. All producers have worked around the clock to make it the best it can be. It has been inspiring.”

Dominion was famously the first major studio film to go back into production despite the ongoing pandemic. In an effort to promote safety and keep workers healthy, Universal spent roughly 7 million dollars on increased safety protocols alone.

These precautions included: 1,800 Covid-related signs across production studios, 150 hand sanitizer stations, and a commissioned private medical facility overseeing the entire project. Over 40,000 Covid-19 tests were administered with only .25% returning positive over the course of the shoot.

In a bit of rumor news, the Deadline article also reports that newcomer DeWanda Wise “could have a big role in future instalments.” What those installments look like is anyone’s guess at this point, but it leaves us hopeful for the future of Jurassic storytelling. Keep an eye on Jurassic Outpost for more news on that in the future!

The film is set to release June 10, 2022. Trevorrow has also been notably gracious to fans around Thanksgiving in previous years, so be on the lookout for a drop of potential footage around then.

Where would you like to see Jurassic go in the future? Are you excited about all the news that has come out of principal production? Let us know in the comments below!

Jurassic World Café Coming to Southeast Asia + Fan-Made Animated Short Prequel Film ‘Jurassic Park: Chronicle’

The people of Singapore will be getting a fun surprise this November as Universal brings a Jurassic World themed restaurant to ION Sky, a popular tourist destination in the capital city. Located 56 floors up in the ION Orchard shopping mall, the dino-centered pop-up will serve premium menu items amongst the backdrop of the Singapore city skyline.

The new diner will feature a variety of Jurassic themed menu offerings, including a Jurassic World Burger, Volcano Curry, and Nasi Lemak. Keep an eye out for some fancy dessert choices too, like Geologic Parfaits and Lava Cookies.

The restaurant also plans to offer more festive themed dishes as we approach the Christmas season. Limited edition merchandise will also be available for purchase, including LEGO sets, keychains, and Snap Squad figures.

The pop-up is a collaboration between Universal Brand Development, 1-Group, ION Orchard, and PARCO – a licensee of the Jurassic World Café. The café opens its doors on November 6, 2020 and will serve hungry customers until January 3, 2021.

It will be open daily from 11am to 10pm, and reservations are highly encouraged. Anybody feeling like taking a trip to Singapore? Gives us your best Jurassic themed food ideas in the comments below!

And while your mouth is watering at the photos above, be sure to also check out Jurassic Park: Chronicle, an Italian short film based on the Jurassic Park saga!

This short is a prequel to the first movie and “blends adventure with mystery, telling the story of Garrison Eriksen, a journalist who’s heard rumors about suspicious activities occurring on an island off the coast of Costa Rica. He arrives at Isla Nublar to investigate and soon regrets it.”

The animated short film is available to watch above, and you can find more information at the official website and on the team’s Facebook page! Let us know in the comments section down below what you think of Jurassic Park: Chronicle!

Jeff Goldblum Hints at ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Script Changes Due to Covid-19

In a new interview with People TV, Jeff Golblum gave viewers some insight into how production for Jurassic World: Dominion was progressing as the first major studio film to resume shooting amidst the pandemic.

When asked how the story of the new film had to adapt to our current reality, Goldblum responded:

“…there are [elements of the film] we are finding are already apropos, but there are some sensitive things that [the filmmakers] are tweaking and adjusting that might make it right for now and contributive and nourishing for right now.”

It also appears Ian Malcolm will be holding steadfast to the principles he’s attempted to convey in previous installments. Goldblum says:

“As it happens, there are things my character talks about, and has always talked about, like the fragility of our species and the global cooperation that’s needed . . . to unite us in trust and connectiveness as a family and to do right by ourselves and this glorious planet. As you can imagine those things are now more relevant than ever.”

Well said Jeff.

In true Goldblum fashion, Jeff knows how to tease fans just enough to keep us at peak excitement levels. He also spoke briefly about some scenes he’s already filmed, indicating a “thrilling” reunion with Laura Dern and Sam Neill in a sequence taking place in a Jeep. No doubt familiar territory for Mr. Goldblum.

Be sure to watch the interview at the KCTV website.

What do you think about the potential story impacts Covid-19 might have on Dominion? Do you think a Blockbuster franchise like Jurassic has the potential to give us some insight on how we should handle science and unity under the current circumstances? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

New Look at Dinosaurs and Chris Pratt in ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’!

If you’re like us, every day you wake up wondering if it will be a Jurassic news day – but more often than not, we’re left waiting once again. However, today news found a way.

Courtesy of The New York Times, we have a new look behind the scenes at Jurassic World: Dominion via their article focusing on safety and filming during a pandemic. Featured inside are two very interesting images, which we take a look at below!

The first image we’re taking a look at features five Compsognathus peaking out from within a small iron cage. These Compies are some of the many practical animatronic and puppet dinosaurs that have been created by John Nolan Studios, and are the first time they’ve been practical since 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Their designs look straight out of the classic films and we couldn’t be happier to see them getting more of a spotlight once again. Curiously, they’re not the first dinosaur we’ve seen in cages for this film, following the caged baby Nasutoceratops. Dinosaurs are free in our world, and that means the way mankind interacts with them will clearly evolve.

The second image is less straight forward, and features Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady and whom we believe to be DeWanda Wise’s ‘Kayla’ walking through a mysterious forest. While we’re unsure of the setting, the forest does look quite similar to Isla Sorna, which we know will be featured or mentioned in the upcoming Jurassic sequel in some capacity.

The post goes on to detail the extreme precautions the set is undertaking to ensure a healthy working environment for cast and crew, all laid out in a 107-page safety manual. One of they key things was ensuring the cast was happy with the set up, as they are essentially guinea pigs for what’s being done. An estimated $9 million was spent on additional safety protocols ranging from hand sanitizer stations to renting out an entire hotel for crew members. Official reps have indicated:

“Roughly 750 people are involved in the $200 million production of ‘Jurassic World,’ which restarted on July 6, and the set would normally be a hive of activity. But Universal has divided the production into two categories. The larger one is made up of the departments that don’t need access to the set during filming, like construction and props. The more exclusive category, called the Green Zone, includes the director, the cast and only essential crew, like camera operators and the sound department.”

Production seems to be progressing acceptably for everyone involved at the moment. Universal still has the film slated for June of next year, so only time will tell if Jurassic will be added to the growing list of movies delayed by the pandemic.

Be sure to tune in to our latest podcast episode where we analyze these new set photos in detail!

Are you excited to see these new set pictures? Do you think Dominion will be on track for a summer release next year? Let us know in the comments below!

Trevorrow Teases a Return to Isla Sorna in New Set Picture from ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

The cast and crew have been back at work on ‘Dominion’ for a few weeks now and fans have been eagerly awaiting for pics from set. First we had Sam Neill post his Alan Grant hat, then Laura Dern posted her and Sam’s set chairs. Now we have our first pic from set sent to us by Colin Trevorrow!

The image shows a lab and a cold storage container labeled with “InGen” and “Site B Isla Sorna” on the front.

Now for some speculation. Right off the bat, the cold storage signs suggest this box contains embryos, more specifically embryos from Isla Sorna. Furthermore, its placement in a lab means that someone is making more dinosaurs from remnant InGen materials. With the recent confirmation of the return of Lewis Dodgson, it’s a pretty safe bet this location is inside of a Biosyn laboratory. While this picture alone does not confirm we will actually see the box’s recovery from Sorna, we can imagine the island is going to play a role in the plot of the upcoming film.

The last we saw Isla Sorna was in Jurassic Park III when Dr. Grant and friends crash landed on the island in 2001. Based on the viral marketing campaigns for Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we know secret genetic work continued on Isla Sorna before the opening of the Jurassic World park. Is this container remnants of that secret work? Whatever it is, we know we are bound to discover more InGen secrets from the past.

We discuss this new set photo on the latest episode of our podcast, which you can listen to below:

Thoughts on what this could mean for Dominion? Let us know in the comments!

Universal Beijing Reveals Construction on Jurassic World Section

Construction continues on the new Jurassic World section of the upcoming Universal Studios in Beijing, China. Plans for the new section promise many new welcome additions to the park, including the Innovation Center (seen below being built), several Jurassic themed restaurants, a “Velociraptor Training Experience,” and the “Jurassic World Dark Ride.”

Eagle-eyed viewers might notice another familiar structure from Jurassic World. That’s right…the Aviary is making an appearance. You can see this massive dome being built behind the Innovation Center. We are not certain what will be inside, but our guess is something similar to the Pteranodon Flyers ride at Universal. Makes sense, right?

We know that the “Dark Ride” will include some sort of roller coaster aspect to it based upon the carts and tracks that have already been posted to the internet. The coaster will feature carts with the blue Jurassic World color scheme. Check out some of the pictures from the upcoming ride below.

We have yet to uncover any pictures of animatronic dinosaurs that will be used for the ride, but it is highly likely that Universal Beijing will utilize a mix of animatronic and CGI dinosaurs, similar to the River Adventure ride in Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out some of the prop vehicles that will be stationed throughout the ride.

Take a look at the plans yourself. Do you spot anything that really excites you? There seems to be a few different food venues, so we will likely see multiple Jurassic branded menu items across the section.

Universal Studios Beijing began construction on October 31, 2016 and is set to open in May of 2021. Are you excited for the Jurassic World section there? Do you plan on visiting once the park opens? Let us know in the comments below!

We’ve Got Dodgson Here! Campbell Scott Joins ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ in Iconic Role

Dodgson, Dodson, we’ve got Dodgson here! Breaking just now from Collider, Campbell Scott has joined Jurassic World: Dominion to play the iconic role.

Jurassic fans know we haven’t heard a word about the fate of Dodgson since 1993’s Jurassic Park. Even then, all we got was a few minute cameo where we find out he works for an unnamed company and is trying to acquire Ingen’s dinosaur embryos via Dennis Nedry’s shaving cream CryoCan. Fans of the novel will recall Dodgson plays a much larger role in Crichton’s original story: He plays the head of rival genetics corporation, BioSyn, and ruthlessly attempts to further his agenda of putting his company at the top of the industry.

It’s been confirmed that Dodgson has since been promoted to the CEO of BioSyn, and as an audience we will be re-introduced to him as an “Inspirational, Steve Jobs-type” of industry leader.

Scott’s casting as Dodgson means big implications for the direction Dominion is heading. A confirmation of Dodgson inevitably means Biosyn will play a large role in driving the story forward. Could Biosyn representatives perhaps attended the dinosaur auction in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Have they progressed to human cloning and need Maisie for some reason? Did they obtain the assumed lost CryoCan in 93, and have then been creating their own dinosaurs all along? The possibilities are endless, which leaves us excited to see what Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael will present on screen.

Dodgson was originally played by Cameron Thor in Jurassic Park – the role has been recast for Jurassic World Dominion due to Thor’s conviction as a sex offender.

Campbell Scott is an American actor best known for his roles as Mark Usher on House of Cards, Joseph Tobin on Damages, and Richard Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the character of Dodgson in the Jurassic universe!

What do you think Dodgson and Biosyn have been up to all this time? Are they still after dinosaur embryos or has Biosyn already obtained them long ago, and moved on to even more nefarious plans since the fall of Ingen?

Sam Neill Suggests Moving ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Production Down Under Amid Pandemic Delays

Legendary actor Sam Neill, who will be returning as famous paleontologist Alan Grant in Jurassic World Dominion, has floated the idea of moving production to Australia or New Zealand to get things back up and running sooner. In an interview with an Australian radio show (Fitzy and Wippa on Nova), Neill revealed Dominion had finished two weeks of shooting before the coronavirus pandemic halted filming. As he put it, the cast and crew are “in the fridge now” waiting for production to resume.

Neill said he was supposed to be filming his parts for the movie in London, firstly at Pinewood Studios, but flew home to New Zealand as soon as things started shutting down. Not wanting to stay down for long, he remarked, “I’d like to think that maybe we can start or restart in this part of the world.” With the tenuous situation in the UK at the moment, Neill “reckons New Zealand or Australia would be the place to bring it” so filming could start back up sooner.

A move down under for Jurassic World Dominion would shake up production quite a bit for the movie. I think one thing is clear, Jurassic World Dominion should not be rushed. Fans want a good movie, not one that rushes to theaters as quickly as possible. Especially in a time where movies have been delayed for months, a move like that from Universal would simply come off as a cheap cash grab ploy.

Dominion was shut-down mid production, halting the sculpting and designing of dinosaurs, creations of animatronics, and creation of complex props and sets. Dominion was shaping up to feature the most animatronic dinosaurs, both large and small, since the original Jurassic Park films, innovating much like the modern Star Wars films. However, should the production move shops, and the release date be adhered to, these will inevitably be sacrificed to save time and money. This extends to more than animatronics, but the entire artistic vision of the film, putting undue strain on Colin Trevorrow and the actors to speed through the production, and it to be more VFX dependent with far less time.

The other issue is simply one of safety. We know that when movie productions start back up, there’s going to be a lot of safety regulations put into place. We have already seen some of the restrictions the UK is planning on using, and they are STRICT. To the point of having actors six feet apart during scenes, with something as simple as a kiss requiring VFX. These restrictions expand to the crew, meaning things must move far slower, with fewer people, and costing more money. Obviously for a franchise with as much ‘chaos’ as Jurassic, requiring intense filming scenes on both sides of the camera, that probably just will not work. Of course we want this movie to be made, but not so much to the point as we are sacrificing the health and well-being of those working on it – nor the artistic vision of the movie itself. It would be much better to resume work on Dominion once we are cleared to go about business as usual, and of course, with a delayed release date.

Waiting to resume back in London has its benefits too. With all this time Colin and crew have time on their hands to think about the story they are telling and how to make it even better. Scripts constantly change in this business, and sometimes for the better – time is not going to hurt this production, but rushing will. Not to mention that if production is moved to Australia, countless employees who expected to have steady work with Dominion will be out of a job (“Don’t you mean extinct?”). It would not be fair to the people livelihood that depending on this large production, and would only disrupt or perhaps throwaway the hardwork they already put into the films development.

Of course, there may be ways to pick up some side work in Australia and New Zealand, paving the way for a full throttle return to London – but a this point it’s hard to see its longterm benefits, at least without a formal delay and proper plan.

All in all, it’s a better idea just to let things sit for the moment. Give the production some time to breathe as the pandemic subsides – it will benefit so many people in the long run. I know we are all chomping at the bit to see this star-studded Jurassic conclusion, but let’s just remember that this virus requires are absence to die out, not our presence. And if we could only step aside, and trust in nature (plus our health care professionals), Dominion will find a way.

Any thoughts on how COVID19 is affecting movie production? Do you think moving to Australia or New Zealand would actually be a good move for Dominion? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nova

Official Jurassic Park Watch Along with Joseph Mazzello Announced!

In the times of work from home and social distancing, we have to find new ways to entertain ourselves and interact. Thankfully, IGN has announced an exciting new way to stay engaged during your quarantine isolation. Grab some popcorn & a comfortable chair and prepare to watch Jurassic Park with the “Human Piece of Toast – Tim Murphy” himself, Joseph Mazzello! Check out the announcement below:

 

The show starts this Thursday, April 23rd at 5pm P.T./8pm E.T. Mazzello seems excited to join fans watching Jurassic Park, saying “While we all continue to sit tight and wait for these scary and uncertain times to eventually be behind us, my favorite way to escape the worry and pass the time has been by watching classic films, and in my completely unbiased opinion, Jurassic Park is one of the all-time greats,” says Mazzello. “I can’t wait to join together with other fans to celebrate this iconic film and share the stories, insight, and fond and funny memories I collected while playing ‘Tim Murphy.’ It’s gonna be a blast!

Participate in the chat by joining us in IGN’s new Discord server or tweet along with us using the hashtag #JurassicPark and #WFHTheater, and be sure to follow Joseph Mazzello on Instagram . Catch the stream on IGN.com, IGN’s Youtube, and Cinefix’s Youtube.

This event is part of IGN’s new Watch From Home Theater initiative, a weekly live show where they unite IGN personalities and special celebrity guest stars to watch the world’s biggest movies in your own home. Through IGN’s WFH Theater live stream, fans will see some select scenes from the movie, but they’re encouraged to watch Jurassic Park along with IGN on their personal devices for the full live commentary experience! They’ve even promised to give away digitial codes of the film and some mystery prizes from Mattel.

Now the only question is if they will announce Tim Murphy’s return in Jurassic World: Dominion. Will you be watching along? I know we will!

Source: IGN

Colin Trevorrow Shares Video of Baby Nasutoceratops Animatronic from Jurassic World 3!

The hype train has officially left the station! Colin Trevorrow has been quite active on Twitter recently, first fueling the fires about the title of Jurassic World 3 and now giving us another first look at an animatronic that is being prepared for use in JW3 production. Hold on to your butts everyone…we have a BABY NASUTOCERATOPS. Or maybe even a Triceratops! Confirmation on the exact animal species has not been given, but check out just how adorable the little juvenile is in Colin’s tweet below.

It clearly lacks a finishing paint job, but the range of motion on this small machine is incredible. Notice the lifelike way it closes its eyes as it shakes and rattles its head. This first look shows a great deal of promise in both the quality of the animatronics being produced and the story we will be delivered. Because, come on, who is going to say NO to seeing a baby dinosaur (and a practical one at that!)? Eagle-eyed viewers might also notice some sort of tail in the background. To our eyes, it looks a little too skinny to be a velociraptor, so your guess is as good as ours. Could this be the return of the fan favorite dilophosaur?

So far, we know the animatronics for JW3 are being made by John Nolan and his studio, the very same people who made the puppets for Netflix’s The Dark Crystal series. If you watched that show, you know the studio produces some high quality animatronics, and the streak appears to be continuing here.

What are your thoughts on the animatronic? What kind of color scheme do you expect it to have? Do you have any theories on the tail in the background? Let us know in the comments below!