The Jurassic World Franchise Isn’t Going Extinct After ‘Dominion’ – It’s Just Marketing

If you’ve been following the Jurassic World: Dominion press tour, you’ve no doubt heard those involved with the franchise hinting that this is the end – some in more ambiguous tones, others seemingly more direct. Most recently while promoting the film on the Today Show, Dominion star Chris Pratt had the following to say:

“I really do think it’s the end, yeah,” said Pratt. “You got the legacy cast back — Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum — plus the cast of Jurassic World, all our storylines converging in a way that is very much a finale.”



First things first – semantics matter. “I really do think it’s the end” is very likely the expression of a personal opinion rather than an objective fact. He later follows that up with “converging in a way that is very much a finale. ‘A finale’. Not ‘the finale’. As a seasoned actor with many press tours under his belt, Pratt is very familiar with how to craft his words. This is a case of him toeing the line that the marketing has chosen to land on, while also outright stating something that he knows is not entirely true. Nobody likes being put into the shoes that poor Andrew Garfield was in before Spider-Man: No Way Home came out. Marketing this film as “the end” excites fans and moviegoers – people who want to see the culmination of the Jurassic franchise’s storyline, but definitely don’t want the Jurassic franchise to end.



Let’s look at this logically: the Jurassic franchise is a billion dollar powerhouse in theaters, through retail, and now on streamers with Camp Cretaceous. Since 2018, Jurassic has managed to craft itself into an evergreen toy line with Mattel leading the charge – bringing a wide variety of dinosaurs to life in collectible play form. That in itself is a reason to keep things going. Not to mention, the only other franchise of this caliber (we’re talking box office; not quality) is the Fast and Furious franchise – which Vin Diesel and the writers seem dead set to race to the junkyard as quickly as possible. Jurassic is a massive cultural icon and an idea that Universal Pictures and fans will continue to bank on.



Remember what writer and director Colin Trevorrow has said: The entire goal of the Jurassic World trilogy was to get dinosaurs off the islands and break free of the narrative guardrails the franchise was previously shackled to. They obviously have no desire to kill off every last dinosaur in Dominion (who wants to see that?) nor do they plan to just ship them back to an isolated island after working so hard to get them off. Dinosaurs roaming the entire globe provides the landscape for a myriad of stories for years to come.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly: producer Frank Marshall has already said this is not the end – it’s the “start of a new era” for the franchise. The dinosaurs are in our world now, and there’s no going back on that – you can’t put the Jurassic story back in the box.

Don’t get us wrong, Dominion will serve as a type of conclusion for certain story elements. But will it be the end of the franchise? Absolutely not. We’re just getting started.


E-Win Champion Series Gaming Chair – JurassiCaleb Review!

Jurassic Outpost has recently partnered with E-WIN Racing, makers of high quality gaming chairs, desks, and equipment. The folks there were gracious enough to partner with us for a review of one of their new heavy duty E-WIN Racing gaming chairs – read on for our thoughts, in affiliation with Caleb Burnett/JurassiCaleb!


This is the E-WIN Champion Series ergonomic computer gaming office chair! It comes with high-density pillows and cushions for neck and lumbar support, and also comes in a few different color combinations. The one we received is a sleek black and red.

It looks so great in the JurassiCaleb studio. It’s upholstered with E-WIN’s stain resistant leather and can be cleaned without damaging the surface. The arm rests can be adjusted and rotated into multiple positions, and the chair itself can be set to a good range of different heights.

One of the best things about this chair is that it completely reclines for both leisurely work and full relaxation. The office gaming chair can be set into multiple positions for anything you need to do in it. Every part of this chair is strong and comfortable, and it is relatively easy to put together. This chair fits in well in a dinosaur and music studio, and feels very solid and grounded.

It’s perfect for both working or just hanging out in the JurassiCaleb studio, and it fits the modern aesthetic and dark colors there. This chair has become a crucial part of Caleb’s workflow and comfort whether working on music, brainstorming a video, or looking at the next dinosaur toy he wants to track down.

The black leather and red accents fit into the JurassiCaleb studio and collection room so well. You can shop their Champion Series Gaming Chairs here, and you can get the specific chair from our review here. Use code OUTPOST20 for a discount on your purchase! Huge thanks to the folks at E-WIN Racing for sending this chair to us for a review!

New ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Books Announced and Available for Pre-Order!

Following last week’s expansive Mattel and LEGO reveals for Jurassic World Dominion, book publisher Penguin Random House has officially announced many of their Jurassic World Dominion titles. These publications range from activity books, to junior novelizations, and to something even more exciting: spin-off books.

Check out the titles below (which are available to pre-order on Amazon), and be sure to appreciate the covers: Some give us our best look at the new dinosaurs like Velociraptor Beta, Therizinosaurus, and Pyroraptor yet!

Jurassic World Dominion: The Junior Novelization

The paperback complete retelling of Jurassic World Dominion, which roars into theaters June 10, 2022! 

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion releases in theaters on June 10, 2022, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters such as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and Dr. Ellie Sattler as well as the dinosaurs, and prehistoric creatures everyone loves, including Blue; Tyrannosaurus rex; and the Mosasaurus! Jurassic World Dominion: The Junior Novelization retells whole the exciting adventure and features an eight pages full-color insert!

$6.99 – Pre-order now

Jurassic World Dominion: The Deluxe Junior Novelization 

The hardcover complete retelling of Jurassic World Dominion, which roars into theaters June 10, 2022! 

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion releases in theaters on June 10, 2022, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters such as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Alan Grant, and Dr. Ian Malcolm as well as the dinosaurs, and prehistoric creatures everyone loves, including Blue; Tyrannosaurus rex; and the Mosasaurus! Jurassic World Dominion: The Deluxe Junior Novelization retells whole the exciting adventure and features an eight-pages full-color insert plus a pull-out poster!

$9.99 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Jurassic World Dominion Dinosaurs in the Wild! (Step Into Reading)

An action-packed Step into Reading leveled reader featuring everyone’s favorite dinosaurs from Jurassic World Dominion – roaring into theaters June 10, 2022!

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion releases in theaters on June 10, 2022, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters such as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm as well as the dinosaurs, and prehistoric creatures everyone loves, including Blue; Tyrannosaurus rex; and the Mosasaurus! This deluxe leveled reader is packed with classic as well as all-new Jurassic World dinosaurs and features a full-color removable poster!

 

Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics for children who are ready to read on their own. 

$5.99 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Jurassic World Dominion Official Activity Book

An awesome activity book packed with mazes, codes, stickers, and more based on Jurassic World Dominion—roaring into theaters June 10, 2022! 

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion releases in theaters on June 10, 2022, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters, dinosaurs, and prehistoric creatures including Blue, Tyrannosaurus rex; and the Mosasaurus! Young dinosaur fans will love the mazes, word searches, puzzles, posters, stickers, and more in this full-color activity book!

$7.99 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Jurassic World Dominion – Caution: Dinosaurs and You!

A fun-filled Pictureback® storybook featuring everyone’s favorite dinosaurs from Jurassic World Dominion—roaring into theaters June 10, 2022! 

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion releases in theaters on June 10, 2022, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters such as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and Dr. Alan Grant as well as the dinosaurs, and prehistoric creatures everyone loves, including Blue; Tyrannosaurus rex; and the Mosasaurus! This deluxe full-color storybook features a dinosaur card puzzle game which adds to the fun and adventure!

$5.99 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Jurassic World Maisie Lockwood Adventures #1: Off the Grid

This action-packed Middle Grade Novel features Maisie Lockwood on all-new adventures along with everyone’s favorite dinosaurs from Jurassic World Dominion – roaring into theaters June 10, 2022! 

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion releases in theaters on June 10, 2022, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters such as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Maisie Lockwood, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm as well as all the dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that fans love, including Blue; Tyrannosaurus rex; and the Mosasaurus! This original hardcover novel tells the all-new adventures of Maisie Lockwood as she navigates a world filled with dinosaurs both ferocious and friendly.

By Tess Sharpe
Illustrated by Chloe Dominique
208 pages

$13.99 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Jurassic World Maisie Lockwood Adventures #2

This second action-packed Middle Grade Novel features Maisie Lockwood on all-new adventures along with everyone’s favorite dinosaurs from Jurassic World Dominion—roaring into theaters June 10, 2022!

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion releases in theaters on June 10, 2022, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters such as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Maisie Lockwood, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm as well as all the dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that fans love, including Blue; Tyrannosaurus rex; and Mosasaurus! This second book in the series tells the all-new adventures of Maisie Lockwood as she navigates a world filled with dinosaurs both ferocious and friendly.

By Tess Sharpe
Illustrated by Chloe Dominique
208 pages

$13.99 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Jurassic World: The Ultimate Visual History

The park is open! Celebrate one of the most thrilling movie sagas of all time with this in-depth look at the making of the Jurassic World trilogy.

Following the release of director Colin Trevorrow’s smash hit Jurassic World in 2015, the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar once again dominate the public imagination.

Jurassic World: The Ultimate Visual History delivers a comprehensive look at the making of the first hit film, as well as its thrilling sequels Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World: Dominion. Through rare and never-before-seen imagery and exclusive interviews with key creatives, this deluxe volume explores the entire creative process, from the films’ stunning dinosaur designs to the epic location shoots and the creation of the films’ incredible visual effects. Fans will also discover a fascinating look at the wider world of the saga, including the Netflix animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,video games, toys, theme park attractions, and more.

Unearth the story behind the making of the Jurassic World trilogy with this definitive collector’s book, a must-have for fans of the action-packed saga.

PRE-ORDER NOW

These are just some of the new Jurassic World books coming out, starting this April – we expect even more exciting announcements as we get closer to the film’s release this June. We’re excited to see what else may be coming from spin-off titles. While the Maisie Lockwood Adventures may be targeting younger readers (much like the JP3 tie-ins ‘Jurassic Park Adventures‘) we’re hopeful more core aimed publications are planned as well.

Be sure to stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost – more coming soon.

Penguin Random House

Dinosaurs Rule The Earth in the First Trailer For ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’!

The first trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ is here and it is truly epic. Watch below!


From Universal Pictures:

This summer, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe.

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.

The film features new cast members DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Emmy nominee Mamoudou Athie (Archive 81), Dichen Lachman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Scott Haze (Minari) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The film’s returning cast includes BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, Daniella Pineda as Dr. Zia Rodriguez and Omar Sy as Barry Sembenè.

Jurassic World Dominion is directed by Colin Trevorrow, who steered 2015’s Jurassic World to a record-shattering $1.7 billion global box office. The screenplay is by Emily Carmichael (Battle at Big Rock) & Colin Trevorrow from a story by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) & Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton. Jurassic World Dominion is produced by acclaimed franchise producers Frank Marshall p.g.a. and Patrick Crowley p.g.a. and is executive produced by legendary, Oscar®-winning franchise creator Steven Spielberg, Alexandra Derbyshire and Colin Trevorrow.

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Perfect World Pictures, a Colin Trevorrow film. jurassicworld.com


Check out our full trailer breakdown below!



You can see even more HD screen captures on The Jurassic Vault!


What do you think of this trailer? Tell us below in the comments, and stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more Jurassic news as we head towards June!

5-Minute Preview of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ to Premiere with ‘Fast & Furious 9 IMAX’ Screenings!

Hold on to your butts, because this Jurassic June is going to be a proper celebration of the franchise. After weeks of rumors and speculation, we now know more about the plans for ‘Jurassic World Dominion’s’ heavily teased trailer: revealed by Dr. Alan Grant himself it’ll premiere with a scene from the film exclusively during IMAX screenings of ‘Fast and the Furious 9’!

This all-new poster seems to show a mosquito biting a dinosaur over 65-million years ago, which is full of exciting possibilities if it’s not just for the poster – especially with the tagline “It All Started Here”. We imagine we’ll know lots more soon.

UPDATE: It seems we are traveling back in time with Jurassic World Dominion, seeing the dinosaurs in their habitat prior to cloning. Most excitingly, this includes the debut of feathered dinosaurs within the franchise! Take a look at the all-new look at the opening of the film courtesy of Rob Keyes of Screenrant.

We had earlier speculated about a ‘F9’ trailer connection, and it’s great to have further details and confirmation about how the exclusive preview will make its debut. While there is no word yet on what exactly the footage will entail, we suspect it may be an extended scene from the film leading into the trailer itself, with the aforementioned scene remaining exclusive to IMAX screenings only. However, we do suspect trailer itself without the extended sequence will be available online soon after.

While ‘Fast 9’ doesn’t hit theaters until June 25th, tomorrow (June 10th) is the year-out release date of the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel — so we fully suspect we may get even more news then! Further, while it remains unconfirmed, it seems Empire Magazine will have a preview of the footage to come, including an interview with director Colin Trevorrow.

Empire Magazine has been a long time partner with Universal and Colin Trevorrow for the Jurassic World franchise, and with Colin’s recent hints about news hitting soon, it certainly seems like the stars are aligning.

Further, tomorrow may have even more in store for Jurassic fans, with the official opening of the Velocicoaster resort, and a rumored Jurassic World game reveal at Summer Game Fest. While the latter remains unconfirmed, Geoff Keighly has been dropping Jurassic hints on Twitter, which certainly coincide with Jeff Goldbum’s involvement in the show – not to mention Frontier Developments, the Jurassic World Evolution developers, are partnered with Summer Game Fest.

While we’re not certain if all these reveals are tied together or not, we’re convinced this month will be a fun one for fans of everything Jurassic.

Be sure to stay tuned – there will be a lot more to cover soon!

Confirmed: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Trailer Coming Soon! Will it Release with ‘Fast & Furious 9’ this June?

Update: Producer Frank Marshall has taken to Twitter to confirm a trailer is indeed coming soon! No word yet if it will be tied to ‘F9’, or perhaps drop on June 11th – read on to get our detailed breakdown of what we expect, and when!

The road to the upcoming 6th installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has been long, with many expected twists and turns, being pushed back from 2021 to 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic. This has left a drought of Jurassic news, outside of the ongoing animated series ‘Camp Cretaceous’, and anticipation is running high to learn more about the upcoming sequel.

This of course leads to the big question: when will we see the first trailer for ‘Dominion’? Speculation has run rampant, and while there are many logical milestones, nothing has been certain due to the way the entire film industry has been shaken up from Covid19. Thankfully, the wait won’t be long.

We have been hearing the trailer is targeting this Summer, which is something our friends at NeoJurassic podcast had also reported. In fact, we originally heard it was looking to release in August –  however, that information dates back to prior to the release of Season 2 of ‘Camp Cretaceous’.

So if not August, when is the trailer due to hit? While we don’t have an exact confirmation, we’re fairly confident it will be released this June alongside ‘Fast & Furious 9’.

The first ‘Dominion’ trailer will likely skew towards the teaser variety, only giving a glimpse of what’s to come without showing off too many new elements. We’re big fans of well made trailers – something we feel Jurassic World has previously missed the boat on with their spoiler-laden output. We’re hopeful that ‘Jurassic World 3’ curbs that trend, taking inspiration from more curated teaser experiences like ‘Cloverfield’, or trailers like ‘The Force Awakens’.

Conversely, perhaps a one-off experience, akin to ‘Battle at Big Rock’ will serve as the film’s first tease. The end of ‘BaBR’ set the tone with numerous dinosaur encounters on mainland, and we’ve since been awaiting a followup on the concept, which is filled with opportunity for content prior to Dominions release. This could serve as more curated teaser, and speaking to Hollywood Reporter director Colin Trevorrow revealed that something related to Dominion is indeed coming soon:

“It’s going to be sooner than you think. I can’t talk about it just yet. We’ve got something fun planned, and it has everything to do with getting people back into the movie theaters.”

– Colin Trevorrow

‘Fast & Furious 9’ is hitting US theaters this June 25th, a timely release roughly a year out from Dominions June 10th, 2022 date. Outside of Jurassic, the Fast & Furious series is Universal’s largest theatrical performer, and we’re sure that the studio is keen to supercharge its theatrical run this summer with as many incentives as possible, and ‘Dominion’ marketing is certainly one way to do so. 

Taking that concept further, perhaps Universal aims to release ‘Big Rock’ style one-offs marketing the sequel with all their appropriate upcoming theatrical tentpoles. This could serve as a proper blitz to really revitalize theaters, all while hyping up ‘Dominion’ without actually showcasing scenes or spoilers from the films. Movies like ‘Old’ (July 23rd) and ‘Halloween Kills’ (October 15th) may also be spots to watch – that said, we feel confident that whatever is planned, ‘F9’ sits at the center of it.

Releasing the trailer in June makes a lot of sense for other reasons: we learned a long while back that ‘Jurassic World: Evolution 2’ was in development, and planned to release near Dominion. The game heavily features elements from the new film such as the new varied environments, companies and facilities, characters, and of course, dinosaurs. While Dominion’s delay did push Evolutions plans back, we’re hearing it’s likely the game will have a debut trailer at Gamescom in August.

We’re not sure how ‘Dominion’ will be supported after the trailer drops, as the proper story-centric marketing push isn’t expected to kick off until closer to February 2022 alongside a larger trailer we assume will be timed with the SuperBowl. However, that leaves the curious omission of November & December 2021, a time period typically reserved for the first trailer of new Jurassic films. Perhaps instead of a trailer at that time, a behind the scenes video will hit teasing what’s to come, building anticipation for the larger marketing push planned soon after?

It’s also possible that the November/December 2021 timeslot may be passed up by ‘Dominion’ marketing, as we’re expecting a 4th season of Netflix’s ‘Camp Cretaceous’ around that time. While ‘JWCC’ is standalone, Colin Trevorrow has repeatedly teased it has larger ties to ‘Dominion’, so it may serve a similar role in pushing audiences to look forward to the upcoming sequel. Considering how much the film industry has been struggling to find its footing again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe building a momentous push to build anticipation, spread awareness, and drive audiences to want to return to theaters with ‘Dominion’ is key. Quite frankly, this film is one of the few currently capable of such, perhaps more-so than Disney’s upcoming Marvel offerings. 

With ‘Star Wars’ taking some time away from the theatrical space, Jurassic is at an even better position to expand its brand awareness and loyalty over the coming year. We’re quite hopeful this budding opportunity is taken full advantage of, and releasing a teaser this June points that way. We truly believe in the theatrical experience of cinemas, and hope to see a large push to make sure that experience – something films like Jurassic require – does not go extinct.

What do you hope to see from the first Jurassic World Dominion trailer? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Rumor: Netflix Temporarily Lists Mysterious ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Title

Could Netflix and Universal Pictures be partnering up to bring some original content to the home screen? That’s the question we’re asking after a mysterious new title temporarily appeared on Netflix. Spotted by Twitter users @nsjstuff and @derekzrncic, ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous‘ was listed on Netflix for a limited time.

While nothing is known about the title in question, it is corroborated by three trademarks Universal filed in December 2018.

‘Camp Cretaceous’ was tagged as a ‘show’ under the ‘Sci-fi & fantasy’ genre, and its related titles were Netflix originals – however, considering the unorthodox nature of this reveal, and uncertainty of what Camp Cretaceous is, those tags may not reflect accurate information. Considering titles like ‘LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape’ are on Netflix, and the LEGO ‘Legend of Isla Nublar’ mini-series coming later this year, it could be a similar title (however, it’s worth noting those particular projects don’t have corresponding trademarks, suggesting this may be something more.)

It’s also worth noting that if this project is something that is exclusive to Netflix, it wouldn’t be unheard of for Universal Pictures, who have a Fast and the Furious animated series from DreamWorks Animation hitting the platform later this year. In fact, while discussing the ‘Fast and the Furious’ animated show, Margie Cohn, the president of DreamWorks Animation Television had this to say:

“We are excited to extend and expand our successful relationship with Netflix by not only delivering more high-quality DreamWorks programming, but connecting fans of Universal films with fascinating new stories. Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning.

Ultimately, while ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ is something that is coming considering the corresponding trademarks, its relation to the Netflix reveal should be taken with a grain of salt. The listing on the platform has already been removed, indicating that the information it suggested could very well have been placeholder, and not representative of a title releasing on Netflix. However, we’re certainly excited to learn more, and are crossing our fingers that the Jurassic Park franchise will continue to expand to exciting new territory.

What do you think ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ is, and what type of new content would you like to see from the series as it continues to evolve? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: Twitter users @nsjstuff and @derekzrncic


Let’s Talk About That New Hilariously Awkward ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Poster

Sometimes it’s not just the thought that counts, but the Photoshop ability. Sadly, it seems the latter is missing when it comes to Jurassic World.

Hitting a day before the new trailer, the Jurassic World social media accounts shared a explosive new Fallen Kingdom poster with the grim new tagline “The Park is Gone” (though with how small the ‘Fallen Kingdom’ on the logo is, it almost looks like that is the title of the film).

That aside, let’s talk about the composition of the new poster:

The concept of this poster is very solid, and everything including the colors and backdrop are really well done. The Tyrannosaurus looks approriately fearsome, the logo placed strategically with the volcanic explosion. The colors are warm and inviting, but certainly allude to danger (strangely the poster removes the teal color grade from the film many complained about) – that is all aesthetically pleasing.

But then you look to the bottom left, and it all falls apart. The characters are so poorly composited into the shot, you’d be forgiven to think it was a internet meme, placing them in locations they don’t belong. They do not blend with the environment, and the photoshop is clear as day – further, why can you not see what’s behind the glass of the Gyrosphere? Speaking of the Gyrosphere, it’s missing its bottom part, which was to be filled in by CG in the movie, and the glass just blends into the ground.

Also, the eyelines of the characters – where are they even looking? This might seem like nitpicking, but all of these are graphic design staples, and they standout tenfold due to the obvious cut and paste comp.

Of course, it’s not a first for Jurassic – don’t forget the new Blu-ray covers revealed a few months back:

As with the poster, these could have been great, but needed more thought put into the assets used plus better composition.

For a palette cleanse, we’ll leave you with a few fan posters which get the job done:


It’s worth remembering we’re all fans here, and cannot wait for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but sometimes things need a good candid roasting, and it’s usually in good fun!

What are your thoughts on the new poster, and are you a professional graphic designer? If so, you may want to pass your contact information to Universal Pictures, and whip something up with the quality this series deserves.

Source: Jurassic World Offical Twitter


‘Jurassic World: Evolution’ to Release June 12th, 2018!

Mark your calendars.

Today Frontier Developments held a ‘Jurassic World: Evolution‘ event at the Universal Backlot, and while the footage is embargoed until the 29th of March, some pictures from the event were posted on social media. Included in some of those pictures was the subtle reveal of the games release date: June 12th, 2018!

The image itself came from a instagram post from failcube, who is associated with Screenrant.com and CBR.com.

Earlier today it was announced Jeff Goldblum will be voicing Dr. Ian Malcolm in the game, which has only made our already huge excitement even more palpable. ‘Jurassic World: Evolution’ will be released on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 and promises to feature all your favorite Jurassic Park dinosaurs, as well as new species such as Chasmosaurus.

What system will you be purchasing ‘Jurassic World: Evolution’ on? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Source: Instagram (via Twitter)


Full Expanded Descriptions of Every LEGO ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set! (Potential Spoilers)

In 2015, LEGO released a range of sets for Jurassic World which quickly became fan favorites due to their variety and creativity. While the builds weren’t very accurate to the film itself, they were fun, and captured the Jurassic play factor and identity fairly well. Due to their roaring success, fans have been eagerly looking forward to how LEGO would step up the game with their Fallen Kingdom range – it was widely assumed the new range would be more involved, and accurate to what was on screen in the movie.

Thanks to LEGO fan site [Redacted] fans questions have been answered, and we have detailed descriptions of the sets! Check out their video below, and read on for our write-up based on their information and more(warning – potential spoilers):

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*Removed at the request of NBC Universal*

LEGO toys are always fun, and these are no different, but after the success of Jurassic World, plus the solid sales of the merchandise, we were left hoping for more. LEGO usually does a great job with licensed properties (look no further than Star Wars or Harry Potter), so by comparison, these look particularly simplistic. It would be easier to be less judgmental if LEGO prices were not so steep, but considering their profit margin, it’s hard not to want a little more.

Perhaps there is yet another set yet to be discovered, exclusive to a specific retailer, which will help further flesh out the line with new content. With any luck, LEGO will continue to support the Jurassic brand after these sets, and not wait for the next film, offering more variety in time.

Again, thanks to [redacted] for first reporting on these LEGO sets. The sets are expected to release some time after April 16th, 2018. Sound off in the comments below to let us know what set you’re looking forward to the most, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Source: [Redacted]