With Jurassic World: Dominion now delayed until June 10, 2022, we thought it would be a great time to compile everything we know about the movie so far, and what we can expect to see when Dominion finally hits theaters!
How crucial are BioSyn to the story and are they a threat to our main characters? Have they bred their own dinosaurs or have they spliced the DNA of multiple species to create new hybrids? In this video we examine the evidence and look at set photos that reveal some of the locations we will get to see!
Spoiler Warning: This video uses both official set photos and leaked set photos that have circulated online, so if you’re avoiding any form of spoiler for this movie, best to skip this one! We do not reveal any large story spoilers or anything that you won’t have seen in teases, interviews, and photos. Check out the video below!
With a very large cast list revealed on the poster, and filming from Canada to Socotra to Malta, Jurassic World: Dominion will feature a varied number of locations that are new for the franchise, and show us dinosaurs in environments that we’ve never seen them before, alongside all new characters – and Jurassic Park veterans.
How excited are you for Dominion, and do you think it’s shaping up to be the movie you want to see? Do let us know in the comments section down below, and check out our YouTube channel for more Jurassic content, including a wealth of Camp Cretaceous videos!
Baryonyx, Ceratosaurs, and Tyrannosaurs – oh my! The trailer for Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Season 2 is here, and it is not shy about bringing new dinosaur species to the table.
Making its debut ahead of the New York Comic Con panel later today, the trailer is available on YouTube below:
As we predicted in our recent season two video, we will be seeing the original T. rex on Main Street, and we can see that the campers do indeed head back there, and spend some time in T. rex Kingdom.
A Baryonyx was also revealed in the teaser, and this ties to the recent Mattel toy reveals showing three individual Baryonyx – Grim, Limbo, and Chaos.
The gang may have survived the initial Indominus Rex attack, but they now have a lot more to contend with in the deep jungles of Isla Nublar. With the security systems down and the fences broken, dinosaurs are now free.
One of the species making an appearance will be the Ceratosaurus who first made her appearance in everybody’s favourite Jurassic Park 3.
Be sure to check out our full gallery of screenshots below and stay tuned for more information as it drops!
Let us know what you thought of the teaser and will you be watching season two of Camp Cretaceous when it releases in 2021?
Earlier this year we discovered that Universal Pictures had trademarked Jurassic World Aftermath. While we initially thought this could be a revival of the cancelled video game Jurassic World Survivor, today the announcement came for a new VR video game for Oculus Quest.
The game is set two years after the fall of Jurassic World and is set on Isla Nublar. See the description below:
Set two years after the fall of Jurassic World, the suspenseful Jurassic World Aftermath sends you back to Isla Nublar in search of confidential research materials lost in the evacuation. The problem? A crash landing has left you stranded in the rundown ruins of a now-abandoned research facility—and deadly Velociraptors stalk your every move. You’ll have to rely on your wits (and a bit of luck) to escape the island alive in this tense and thrilling adventure from Oculus, Universal Games and Digital Platforms, and Coatsink Games.
And check out the trailer:
While many were eagerly anticipating a triple-A game for major gaming consoles, unfortunately for now only users of the Oculus will be able to play this Jurassic adventure.
Either way, Jurassic World Aftermath looks like it could be a lot of fun, so let us know in the comments section down below if you have an Oculus Quest and if you’ll be playing the game.
With Camp Cretaceous opening in no less than four days time, we take you to the other side of the island and give you a taste of what’s to come on September 18th!
Check out our review of season one below, which contains minor spoilers. If you’re playing it safe, wait until you’ve seen the show in a few days time to watch and read the reviews!
In a recent interview, showrunner Scott Kreamer revealed Steven Spielberg’s thoughts on the show and what he had suggested to the production team.
“When Steven gave the okay for the project, when he gave the final sign-off, his marching orders were, ‘Don’t do the kiddy version. It needs to feel like it’s Jurassic Park. It needs to feel like it’s Jurassic World.’ And we went for it.”
Scott then continued to talk about the show and how they are handling the gritty and realistic aspect that comes with the films, and the reality of humans and dinosaurs being thrown into a situation together.
“In all the films, it’s the kids are the side characters who need to be rescued by Alan Grant, Owen Grady, or an adult. So the whole idea is: Let’s put kids in the center of the story. Let’s cut off adult help. Let’s make them have no one to count on but each other. And really, that’s just the entire impetus for this story, is let’s empower the kids and see what happens.”
The show’s target audience is children and young adults, but that doesn’t mean the show can’t appeal to the older audience too. The Jurassic franchise is long overdue an expanded universe television series or smaller movie – something to fill in the gaps – and Camp Cretaceous intends to appeal to the wider audience too.
“We definitely try to make this something that a parent could enjoy it, too. I think if you have a kid who’s watching this – especially watching it with their parents – it can also open up some really good discussions, I think, and really good communication between the two. And maybe raises issues or questions that wouldn’t normally be talked about.”
Earlier this year we had the opportunity to interview cinematographer Shelly Johnson, who brought Isla Sorna to life in 2001’s Jurassic Park 3. The two hour interview explores Shelly’s work on the third movie along with diving into concepts and ideas that never made it to screen – along with some Jurassic Park 4 concepts too!
A new interview with Shelly which further expands upon our discussion has now released over at Soundstage Access. Check it out below:
The interview dives deeper into Jurassic Park 3’s recycling of old sets from The Lost World and what it was like taking over the Universal backlot shooting throughout the fall of 2000.
Brando at Soundstage Access also interviewed Gary Rydstrom who was the sound designer for Jurassic Park and who has signed on as the sound designer for the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion.
In the interview Gary discusses his creative process designing the dino-sounds for the first Jurassic Park.
Thanks to Brando for sharing these with us, what a great couple of interviews! The interviews are both available on iTunes along with Spotify, so be sure to check out the Shelly interview and Gary interview there. Let us know what you think in the comments down below!
LEGO and Red Games have launched new Jurassic World content in the LEGO Brawls mobile game, which is exclusive to the Apple Arcade platform.
This new integration allows players to battle and brawl with their favourite Jurassic World minifigures, which comes in the form of an Isla Nublar inspired level.
Both the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Indominus Rex are additions to the game, allowing players to use dino powerups to crush the competition, and unlock the new Brawls champion, Owen Grady.
There will be Jurassic World minifigs available to players each week, and the more you play the more trophies and new content you earn! Check out the trailer below:
You can access this new game at the Apple App Store. This new LEGO content is yet another Jurassic World LEGO tie-in, with a Nickelodeon Jurassic World mini series debuting September 14th. In case you missed it, check out the first episode which is available to watch now.
The Dilophosaurus is arguably one of the most interesting dinosaurs seen in Jurassic Park, and while it doesn’t hold up as well scientifically as some of the other dinosaurs, the colourful frill and poisonous venom make it one of the more terrifying and unique encounters in the movie.
While the dinosaur has only appeared once in the franchise, a revival of this species is something many are hoping for in Jurassic World: Dominion. Until we see it on screen once again, we can only look back at original concept art and it’s original appearance and that is exactly what Jurassic Time have done.
And they’ve discovered something new. Hidden beneath the mouth of the juvenile Dilophosaurus that Dennis Nedry encounters is a venom sac, that was intended to inflate before the dinosaur spits the venom.
The original creator and puppeteer recently spoke with Bernard from Jurassic Time, revealing more about this mechanism that unfortunately failed on set. They had intended to film a close-up of the Dilophosaurus that showed the expansion of the frill and the mouth opening, the venom sacs filling up, and then the venom actually leaving the mouth. Instead, the shot cut away to a close-up Nedry’s face as the venom hit.
“When the Dilo spit, it worked but we tested in hot, dry air in our Van Nuys studio. Compressed air cools down rapidly as it expands during the ‘spit’. This cooling created a visible cloud of gas and gave away the gag in the cold/humid stage at Universal. They cut the film around it. But the mouth would open wide, the venom sac would sell up in its throat and the tongue would lift up like a serpent revealing the spit openings.“
He also detailed the mechanism behind the dinosaur’s tongue which originally would be seen moving.
“The tongue was a two stage tentacle mechanism and the base was on an ‘up/down’ pulley, too. The tentacles would allow the two sections of the tongue to move up and down and left and right independently of each other making it very serpent-like. Then, the base would rotate the tongue up to the top of the mouth to reveal the venom pits beneath.”
The full interview with Rick dives into the Dilophosaurs’ design and concepts through the production of Jurassic Park, which you can read here. Bernard has also put together a video that tells this story and showcases some of the concept art showing the venom sacks:
It’s a really interesting feature that never fully made it to the screen. The venom sacs can be hard to spot but are seen briefly on the Dilophosaurus when inside the car. The sacs can be seen on most of the concept art and storyboards too!
What do you make of this discovery, and had you noticed the venom sacs yourself? Are you hoping the Dilophosaurus returns in Jurassic World: Dominion? Let us know in the comments section down below, and a huge thanks to Jurassic Time for sharing this discovery with us!
Last month the teaser trailer was released for the upcoming animated Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, finally giving us a taste of the show and revealing more about the characters and dinosaurs that we will see.
Today, Netflix dropped the full trailer for season one of Camp Cretaceous that shows us even more of the action-packed show, with the tagline: Discover what happened… on the other side of the island! Check it out below:
Head on over to the Camp Cretaceous interactive website which also includes a fun side scrolling game named ‘Escape the Enclosure’.
The full synopsis for the show is below:
Set against the timeline of the blockbuster film Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers trapped at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. When the events of the film unfold and dinosaurs are unleashed across the island, each kid realizes their very survival rests on the shoulders of themselves and their fellow campers. Unable to reach the outside world, our six teens will go from strangers to friends to family as they band together to survive the dinosaurs and uncover hidden secrets so deep they threaten the world itself.
What did you catch in the new trailer? We have compiled a few screenshots below!
Did you enjoy this trailer? As always let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, and if you want to learn more about the show then check out our video down below:
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous launches September 18 on Netflix, and we will have more coverage over the next few weeks leading up to the release! Stay tuned.
Deadline have reported that the filming in Malta for the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion, set to begin at the end of this month, will be scaled back due to the island having received an increase in Covid-19 cases.
They report that Sam Neill, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt will no longer be traveling to the country to film.
There were reports last week from sources in Malta claiming that four crew members set to work on Dominion when the production arrived have tested positive for the virus and are now self-isolating. A Universal Pictures spokesperson also confirmed the report in the New York Times article from last week that stated that four crew members in the UK have tested positive for the virus since early July. Those four were isolated and none became seriously ill.
The country has received a spike this month in cases, and arrivals from the UK will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Those 14 days can severely disrupt the filming schedule and while Universal have a cohesive plan for filming during this pandemic, they would naturally want to limit further delays to the production with mandatory quarantines and possible exposure to the virus.
Universal Pictures provided Deadline with this statement:
“Jurassic World: Dominion will have a significant presence in Malta with a second unit crew shooting there from the end of August through to September. Working with an abundance of caution as we have done throughout this production, first unit will no longer shoot in Malta to keep our presence on the ground to a minimum. We’d like to thank the Maltese Government and Film Commission for all their support and we look forward to a successful shoot in this beautiful country.”
The second unit shoot, while still large with roughly 200 crew members, is now at a 50% reduction from what had been planned. The crew will be made up of local professionals and some crew arriving from the UK.
In June, when filming was announced to be resuming, Universal Pictures reportedly had spent $5 million on safety precautions. That figure has reportedly jumped to $9 million, with the New York Times article revealing the studio rented a whole hotel for some of the cast and crew.
While this news may come as a disappointment to some, cast and crew safety is far more important than the film itself, and it seems the studio will continue to take necessary precautions as they arise. The Maltese Government have every right to halt filming if they believe it to be a safety risk.
And if the cast and crew are looking for masks to wear on set, we have a few available.