Time for some new Jurassic collectibles! At this point, everyone probably knows what Lootcrate has to offer. The monthly subscription of fun, geeky knick knacks has been partnering with major brands such as Marvel, DC, and Star Wars to bring fans fun items. To coincide with the release of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary, June’s theme is “Colossal” and will feature at least one item from the franchise but it is more likely that it will be something from the first movie. Check out the fun art from Lootcrate below:
This is not the first time Lootcrate has offered items from the series, with some previous items including a raptor claw key-chain and an electrified fence sign. You will have until June 19th at 9PM PT to order the crate. In addition, you will also receive items from the Godzilla series, Ghostbusters, and Marvel. Even more reason to get this crate. If you get the crate, make sure you let us know what you get.
Our queen of Nublar, Roberta Rex is back in full animatronic glory, and oh man, it’s glorious!
This is what fans have been waiting for! Jurassic World brought Lady Rex back to the screen, and Fallen Kingdom is continuing the tradition – and has made her look glorious!
Due to various set leaks during the filming of Fallen Kingdom, many have known of this particular shot for a while, but seeing it in action and looking as good as it does is good news for fans who have been aching for more animatronic action. Neal Scanlan’s team have done a great job with what we’ve seen of the practical dinosaurs so far and it falls directly in line with Stan Winston’s work with the series.
The Rex is looking fantastic, and yes, it’s “going to be awesome”. But let’s examine the footage.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters Owen and Claire will be directly interacting with the Rex. As we see in the footage, the two open up a cargo truck or container that houses the sleeping Rex. We then see Owen standing closer to the Rex than any character has before. He appears to look surprised or afraid of what is happening with her, especially since the Rex is looking more awake than the previous scenes.
At this point the Rex wakes up and we get a glorious close-up shot of her eye opening and focusing on Owen.
While context is key, especially during trailers, when Claire and Owen open the cargo truck containing the fallen Rex, they have an expression of concern or shock of seeing such a beast up close without being in immediate danger, especially for Claire given her heroic actions at the end of Jurassic World.
Perhaps the idea of being so close to the animal without being in danger is awe inspiring. Or maybe they are shocked to see what another party may have done to her.
While the plot could go either way, the cinematography of these shots seems to be showing more intimate scenes with humans and dinosaurs, just as Bryce Dallas Howard eluded to in her bit with Chris Pratt on Jimmy Kimmel.
This evening, Chris Pratt hosted Jimmy Kimmel and brought the tease for Thursday’s trailer to the show (starting at 11:10 into the video below). To see his fun comedy with Bryce Dallas Howard on the show, just look below. There’s no doubt that the two have chemistry and we can’t wait to see more of these them together!
The marketing continues today with a new tease – a “run montage”:
With a mix of fan favourite characters and dinosaurs being thrown into the mix, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom could be shaping up to be the most exciting entry in the series to date. What do you think of the footage so far? What do you hope to see during the full trailer? Let us know in the comments section below!
And make sure you check out our InGeneral Podcast for in-depth discussion and analysis. Stay locked to Jurassic Outpost and the InGeneral Podcast as we’ll be having new content daily leading up to the trailer on Thursday.
This exciting week continues with an extended look at the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ‘Run’ tease that was released on Sunday. In this new clip that was broadcast this evening, things are starting to get heated – just like Nublar’s volcano – which happens to be the star of the new shots. A catastrophic beauty.
As you can see the teaser isn’t vastly different from the first 15 second tease but comes with the addition of new shots, giving us a new, gorgeous establishing shot of the volcano erupting. Also featured is a new look at the stampede which has added a dinosaur to the list – either a Baryonyx or a Suchomimus.
This would be the first time either species would be making their series debuts and would be our first full body look at the creature. While it is hard to fully clarify which species this is due to the quality of the clip, it is undeniably a new species that has not featured in the franchise before.
The tease also features more of Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady, and a herd of rampaging dinosaurs running for safety from the cloud of destruction that is right on their tracks. Alongside this new creature, fan favourites like the Gallis, Ankylosaurs, and Trikes can be seen.
The image above is from the Jurassic World park promotion site that shows off art for the Suchomimus. This art bears a resemblance to the creature seen in the footage, although we cannot be fully certain at this point. Some fans have speculated that it may even be a Metriacanthosaurus. The official website for Jurassic World lists the Suchomimus as being the larger of the animals and it also shares a similar colour scheme, however a more detailed look will be needed to be able to properly distinguish the creatures.
You can expect to see even more footage this evening as Chris Pratt is set to guest host Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, so stay locked in as we will have more coverage! Hopefully we will get a clearer shot of this mystery beast.
If you are interested in a more nuanced and a deeper dive into the footage so far, Chris and Jack have a discussion of what we have seen so far on the InGeneral Podcast and analyze all the details from it. Listen below!
Stay tuned for higher resolution images and footage for a more in depth breakdown of the leading up the trailer on Thursday!
Update: The products on display were mockups, and not fully representative of final items. While the art assets were real, they were not meant to be officially released. As such, we have removed the images at the request of NBCUniversal and TenFourCreative.
It’s time to eat some Fallen Kingdom chicken nuggets then brush your teeth with Fallen Kingdom oral hygiene products! We have our first look at the key art for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom that will be seen on the multitude of tie-in products to be released alongside the movie. The art also reveals the anticipated return of fan favorites Blue and Rexy, while also revealing two other dinosaurs and the much discussed volcano!
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Examining the two featured dinosaurs, Blue is looking pretty much the same as she did in Jurassic World but this time she appears to be somewhat less bulky. Although it is hard to see any changes to the Rex given what we have infront of us, we would assume there would be very little changes to her design that we saw in Jurassic World.
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As you can see, the packaging for the sequel appears to be using ILM renders for the dinosaurs whereas the Jurassic World packaging had an illustrated version of the old Rex. What’s interesting is the choice of dinosaurs that are being used this time around. There will be two different types of packaging that we will see; one featuring the Rex and volcano, and the other being Blue with the jungle backdrop. It should also be noted that an adult and juvenile triceratops and pteranodon can be seen on some of the products but it is too early to tell if they will headline any products like Blue and Rex. Aside from the Rex and Blue who were obviously going to return for the sequel, the art seems to indicate that triceratops will also be featured in some capacity. The pteranodon that we see seems to very similar to what we saw during the marketing of Jurassic World, which could mean that it was an asset from the that movie rather than Fallen Kingdom just tacked onto the products for the new movie.
If you’ve been following along with the set pictures that we’ve been posting, you can once again see a broken down gyrosphere in the background of some of the art. The product art also reveal the erupting volcano which is all but officially confirmed to be a featured in the movie. We have speculated and provided evidence as to how it may play into the movie in several articles over the past few months. This is also not the first time we have seen volcanos or embers in Fallen Kingdom promotion with some of the earliest appearances being the character and dinosaur posters from the Licensing Expo earlier this year.
It should be noted that we have heard that the Lego line for Fallen Kingdom will be featuring the design with the volcano rather than the design with Blue against the jungle backdrop. It can be assumed that Mattel may also be doing the same. Stay tuned for more on that soon.
What do you think about the packaging for Fallen Kingdom and do you prefer this style over what we had gotten with more simple designs from Jurassic World?
The pictures are really starting to pour in now. Just yesterday we posted an article regarding set construction at Kualoa which featured some sort of large container or architecture.
Today, we are going back to Slough in the U.K. to discuss the latest round of set pictures courtesy of super sleuths sickkgirl_, RaptorChaser17 and emmaaugier on Twitter. Before continuing, we should note that the following pictures may contain spoilers.
The pictures show two different types of heavy-duty trucks; one appears to be a sort of personnel transport and the other seems to be a transport truck carrying a cage. The first truck looks similar to what you would see militaries using to carry armed personnel. Thanks to Baptiste C. Reviews, we now know that the truck in question is most likely a modified Volvo N10. According to the military-today, the N10 is described as being effective for military operations due to the truck’s design and specifications.
With that knowledge, we can speculate as to what role the vehicle will play in the movie. We know that the film will be set on Isla Nublar for an unknown amount of time. It can be assumed that there will be team or teams in addition to Owen and Claire when they return to the island.
The N10 will most likely be used as a personnel carrier for those that are on the island. Since the truck is suitable for military operations, perhaps the truck belongs to group that are heavily armed and operate similarly to a military. One thought that comes to mind is that this could be InGen, who are also seen in Jurassic World operating in a militaristic fashion. Are InGen or another armed organization returning to the island for some reason? The other truck appears to be carrying a heavy duty cage on its bed.
A cage and an island full of large dinosaurs seem like a match made in heaven. Naturally, it can be assumed that the purpose of the truck is to capture and transport a dinosaur or dinosaurs. As you’ll see down below, the truck appears to quite long, therefore it could either carry a large, lengthy dinosaur or several smaller ones. Now, whether or not it is successful remains to be seen. This truck most likely belongs to whichever organization that brings all the other vehicles to the island.
These vehicles seem to be giving the impression that there will be some sort of mission or expedition to the island that would require a large number of armed personnel, as evidenced by the Volvo N10, and the capture of dinosaurs based on the heavy duty transport truck. Assuming the above speculation is close to being correct, we cannot help but feel a The Lost World vibe from everything we’ve seen.
Let us know what you think these vehicles may be used for in the comments and with the more frequent influx of news and pictures, stay locked to Jurassic Outpost for the latest in all things Jurassic.
Its time to start speculating as we now have our first look at a set being built for the Jurassic World sequel at the Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, Hawaii. The picture comes from our friends at Reel News Hawaii, who has provided the us with many set construction pictures from Jurassic World and news tid-bits over the past few years.
Looking at the set, it is clear that the team is still fairly early in fully constructing the set. Despite that, we can still begin to take a few guesses as to what it may be.
Some have mentioned that it could be a garage or an entry point to a building that may be added in digitally in post-production. Perhaps it is a shipping container or cage used to transport large dinosaurs or even a container that is being airlifted onto the island that contains vehicles and other equipment that the main characters will be seen using in the movie. These of course are all speculation!
Though it may be hard to accurately judge the size of the set from pictures, we believe that it is fairly large given the fact the picture is taken from a distance and it appears to as large as the crane seen to the left. It should be noted that this set was spotted on the Kualoa Ranch, an area that has been featured in both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.
As we near the start of filming in Hawaii during the summer, we expect more set pictures to undoubtedly find their way online. Recently, the production held an open casting call in Oahu, Hawaii for extras to appear in the film for an undisclosed reason. Keep your eye out on this website for the latest news on the Jurassic World sequel and let us know what you think this set could be.
Here is a fun little tid-bit for fans of behind the scenes information on Jurassic movies. Ed Verreaux, who worked on Jurassic Park and then later did the production design for Jurassic Park 3 and Jurassic World, is returning for the sequel to Jurassic World as an illustrator in the art department. This news comes from IMDB which may make some raise an eyebrow to this news however it should be noted that for information regarding the crew on a film’s production, the site is usually reliable.
If this were to be true, Ed Verreaux would be one of the few individuals to have had a hand in four of the five Jurassic movies. It is also nice to see that the Jurassic World sequel might be continuing the trend from Jurassic World by bringing in veterans of the Jurassic franchise, which may in turn help keep the spirit of the original Jurassic Park series alive through the new movies. Stay tuned to the site for more information as the sequel begins filming in a short few months.
It looks like everyone’s favorite booth operator will not be seen dealing with dinosaurs in Jurassic World 2. When Jake Johnson was asked whether or not fan favorite character “Lowery” would be returning in the Jurassic World sequel, he responded:
Even though this may sound unfortunate to some, as Lowery was considered one of the highlights of the film to many, his character would have no place in the sequel based on what we know of the next movie. The Jurassic Park franchise has never been about shoehorning side characters into sequels, and oftentimes features an entirely new cast.
With that in mind, as the start of production nears, it is only a matter of time before more casting news begins to emerge.