This is NOT a joke. Later this month, Fangoria magazine will unleash a new issue in stores featuring some spectacular images from the upcoming film ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’! However, subscribers to the magazine already have the new issue in advance (with an alternate cover, apparently)! While we haven’t seen its special ‘Dominion’ article in full yet, Ganon Gorder delivered to us a first look at some of its fantastic new images!
First up we have an in-progress look at the animatronic head/neck of Giganotosaurus! This thing looks like it could eat up the entire crew working on it with a single chomp! In the foreground you can see a smaller maquette version they are basing it off of. A quote on this image from creature effects supervisor John Nolan says:
“Jurassic is a perfect example of how digital and practical complement each other.”
– John Nolan
If you look to your left, you will see the next dinosaurs on our tour called… Dilophosaurus! Dilophosaurus, yes! Even in an unfinished form it is still impressive!
Now the Dilophosaurus is even more impressive in stunning color! From this angle, it certainly does have that original ‘Jurassic Park’ look compared to the couple of shots we saw of it in the trailer. Hopefully we get a better look at it in the final film, like this!
Here is our first look at Microceratus! It is nice to see new herbivorous dinosaurs enter the franchise, especially with such a vibrant blue color scheme! It’s more blue than Blue!
Next we have a close look at the head of a Pyroraptor! How cool is it to finally see an animatronic dinosaur in the ‘Jurassic’ films with feathers (beyond the quills we saw in ‘Jurassic Park 3’)? Right below it we have a pair of Dimorphodons, which we haven’t seen since the first ‘Jurassic World’! While maquettes were made of those for that film, there was never any full animatronics created as seen here! John Nolan’s studio is really knocking this out of the park (and world?).
For a grand finale, we have this amazing collection of finished animatronics surrounding John Nolan! The beautifully red-feathered Pyroraptor on the front left, a caged Stygimoloch on the front right (oh no!), another look at the Dilophosaurus right behind it, and then off to the rear left are more Microceratus! It appears there are a couple other things further beyond in the background, but they are hard to make out. This photo is adorned with another John Nolan quote:
“We built thirty-eight dinosaurs, fourteen species, I think. Some were tiny, like the Compies. And then the Giga, which has a head the size of a car.
– John Nolan
Now THAT is incredible! Certainly gives the Stan Winston Studios from the original ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy a run for its money! It also makes up for a lack of animatronics so far in the ‘Jurassic World’ films. ‘Jurassic World’ only had one actual animatronic sequence (the head and neck of a dying Apatosaurus). While ‘Fallen Kingdom’ had a nice amount of animatronics created, many of them were replaced with CGI once post-production took place. Will these fantastic beasts of ‘Dominion’ end up the same way? Or will we know exactly where to find them?
Fangoria’s issue featuring ‘Dominion’ arrives on store shelves later this month! We are all curious to see what details the article’s text contains beyond the quotes we have seen, and any other new images that could be within! Be sure to pick it up as soon as it drops!
Which of these animatronics do you like the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and as always stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for the latest!