Asset Out of Containment! The Indominus Rex Has Arrived in ‘Jurassic World: Evolution’!

The hybrid everybody loves to hate has finally arrived in Jurassic World: Evolution! That’s right folks, we have a new attraction; and it’s the Indominus Rex!

For those of you who need reminding, the Indominus was the love child of Henry Wu in Jurassic World. A killer blend of Velociraptor and T. rex, it is known infamously as the creature that took down Jurassic World!

With a bullet proof hide and psychopathic tendencies, it will surely be a force to contain in the game. Perhaps you’d better put A.C.U. on alert now?

In case you missed it, we visited Frontier’s Offices in Cambridge (Hey! Isn’t that where Nedry’s people are?) and got talk to the people building the game! Check out our video below:

Jurassic World: Evolution launches next week! Will you be playing? Comment below!

June “Colossal” Lootcrate to Feature Jurassic Park Items

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.

Source: Lootcrate

RUMOUR: Orlando to Break Ground on New Jurassic Park Ride?

You might be forgiven if you forgot that Universal has a theme park in Orlando, especially with the announcement of a re-theme in their Hollywood Park, a parade debut in Japan and rumours of a Jurassic World section in Beijing. But the largest and most complete Jurassic Park ride has resided at Universal’s Islands of Adventure since 1999 and if rumours are to be believed, it’s finally getting a much needed upgrade!

With the spotlight elsewhere, Universal discretely filed a demolition permit for a 9,100 Square Foot area in the park earlier this month. This could easily be mistaken for the new ‘Harry Potter’ ride, but demolition and construction are already well underway at the site of the former ‘Dragon Challenge’ attraction, which was listed as Project 942. The new permit is listed as Project 741, a distinctly older number. Sources inside the park have hinted that area to be cleared is the former Triceratops Encounter/Discovery Trail, which closed in 2005, but was temporarily reopened in 2011 and 12 as an overflow attraction during the debut of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’. The size of the area certainly matches to that reported in the permit.

This is not the first time that Universal has filed for permits to modify the Jurassic Park area, though disappointingly those turned out to only be small changes; Carnival style booths in part of the River Adventure’s extended queue, and the Raptor Encounter in the exit to the Triceratops Encounter. Given the scale of the area, is certainly looks as though Universal is finally pushing forward with a new attraction, especially given that the former attraction has previously sat dormant for over 15 years.

At this time we can only speculate what the new attraction will be. Whispers from insiders are hinting at a coaster, perhaps in the style of Japan’s ‘Flying Dinosaur’ though at this early stage all bets are off. Prior to the park’s opening, attractions known as ‘Jeep safari’ and ‘Helicoptours’ were planned for the Jurassic Park area though were eventually written off due to budget constraints. The patches of land reserved for these attractions have since been filled by other IPs but perhaps one of them could have a resurgence on this new plot.

Demolition is set to begin on June 1st with a reported cost of $300,000. Keep your eyes peeled for more info then!

Owen and Claire try to pass off Blue as a service animal in Comedy Sketch

The website CollegeHumor has released a new comedy sketch featuring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as their Jurassic World characters Owen Grady and Claire Dearing. In the sketch, Owen and Claire are at an airport trying to pass Blue the Velociraptor off as a service animal.

As June quickly approaches it almost seems daily that interviews, photos, and behind the scenes videos are being released. This sketch is another side of the promotion where Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard can have some fun with their characters. Check out the comedy sketch video below:


What are your thoughts on this comedy sketch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: CollegeHumor

Jurassic World Parades Through Universal Studios Japan

Dinosaurs and gyrospheres roam the streets of Universal Studios Japan as part of the park’s Spectacle Night Parade! The Jurassic World section of the parade showcases some fan favorite dinosaurs, starting off with a Stegosaurus in a flashing red enclosure and ending with a roaring animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex. The procession features a Parasaurolophus, as well as an infant Brachiosaurus and Triceratops being handled by Jurassic World employees.

In one exciting moment, three Velociraptors escape from their enclosure and run along the street, before being corralled by one man dressed as Owen and others dressed in Asset Containment Unit uniforms. Samples of Michael Giacchino’s music from the Jurassic World Soundtrack can be heard as the floats and Jurassic employees march down the parade path.

The dinosaurs used in this event seem extremely well constructed. The T-Rex alone has nearly full motion in its head, torso, and tail. Its extremely tall body towers over the gathered spectators and lets out some classic Jurassic roars as its glowing red eyes scan the area around it. The Velociraptors and Parasaurolophus are costumed employees, but still look pretty natural amidst the chaos unfolding around them. The parade also employs the use of “Parade x Projection Mapping” which utilizes state-of-the-art technology to project scenery onto buildings and transform the park as the event moves through it.

This new event at Universal Studios Japan was announced last October and debuted this month. Watch footage from the parade below.

What do you think of the new parade? Would you like to see it stampede into the streets of Universal Orlando or Hollywood as well? We want your opinions in the comment section below!

Source:  Universal Studios Japan

IGN has first look at Isla Pena, the most dangerous island yet in Jurassic World: Evolution

IGN has another exclusive first look for the upcoming Jurassic World: Evolution game, this time of Isla Pena, which they deem as the most dangerous island yet.

Isla Pena is the smallest of the five islands that make up the Muertes archipelago, alongside Isla Matanceros, Muerta, Tacano and Sorna. Accordining to IGN, Pena is one of the most dangerous and challenging islands in the Jurassic World: Evolution game.

It’s one of the most challenging islands for two reasons: first, only a small area of land is suitable for development, so you really have to make every square foot count. Second, everything on Isla Pena takes place at night. Who knows why the Hammond foundation picked it as a great spot for a park full of tourists but there we are.

Some of our team members went hands on with Jurassic World: Evolution at the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration in Hollywood, and they cannot get over the game. Check out the video for Isla Pena below!


What are your thoughts about Isla Pena being in Jurassic World: Evolution and the challenges this island present? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: IGN

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


New trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has been classified

Get ready for another look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, when the likely final trailer for the film will be released sometime this month. The trailer has officially been classified and as per Consumer Protection BC, the new trailer clocks in at 2 minutes and 30 seconds, which is roughly six seconds longer than the first trailer that premiered in December.


The trailer will be released sometime within the next three weeks so it can be attached to the theatrical release of Avengers: Infinity War on April 27th. It will drop online prior to April 27th. The trailer releases for Fallen Kingdom have basically mirrored the same pattern of Jurassic World back in 2015 and the final trailer for that film was also released at the end of April.

In addition to the new trailer, it is highly expected that the official movie poster(s) for Fallen Kingdom will also be revealed this month. We currently have the classic Jurassic poster with the logo and black background for Fallen Kingdom but like Jurassic World, additional story themed posters are likely. Jurassic World had three story themed posters, the Mosasaurus, Claire and the Indominus Rex and Owen riding along side the pack of Velociraptors.


This will be the third official trailer for the film, check out the previous two trailers below.

Trailer #1 (premiered during Thursday Night Football on December 7th):

Trailer #2 (premiered during Super Bowl LII):


What do you expect and hope to see in the new trailer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Thank you to Trailer Track for the heads up on the trailer classification.

Source: Consumer Protection BC

Colin Trevorrow to direct Jurassic World 3

Steven Spielberg, the man who brought Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park to the big screen in 1993 which spawned one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood history has confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will direct Jurassic World 3 according to a report from Entertainment Weekly.

“Colin Trevorrow is going write and direct the third Jurassic World story,” executive producer Steven Spielberg exclusively tells EW. Spielberg will also return as an executive producer on the third World.

Trevorrow was hand picked by Spielberg in 2013 to write and direct the fourth installment of the series, Jurassic World, which was released in 2015 and went on to be one of the biggest film’s off all time grossing over $1.67 billion at the worldwide box office. While Trevorrow handed the directing reigns of the fifth installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to J.A. Bayona, the new film was written by him and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow will also serve as the executive producer of the fifth film.

Jurassic World 3, the final film in the new trilogy is set to be released on June 11, 2021. In addition to directing the film, Trevorrow will write the script with Emily Carmichael based off a story by Trevorrow and Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will return as producers on the sixth film.

Are you excited that Trevorrow is returning as the director for Jurassic World 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New Jurassic World VR Experience Coming From Felix & Paul Studios

Felix & Paul Studios, who were behind the 2015 “Jurassic World: Apatosaurus” VR experience is back this year with a new VR experience called “Jurassic World: Blue”. This new VR experience will be a companion piece to this June’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

While the studio’s history is relatively short, it has been around long enough to get into the business. of sequels. In 2015, it produced “Jurassic World: Apatosaurus,” a companion piece to Universal’s franchise reboot “Jurassic World.” Now, it’s putting the finishing touches on “Jurassic World: Blue,” a companion piece to the upcoming “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” that will put viewers in the action with photorealistic CG dinosaurs created by Industrial Light & Magic.

“With the first ‘Jurassic World’ piece, the viewer would kind of just stand still and witness the dinosaurs around them,” says Austin Barker, EVP of creative content for Universal Pictures. “It was groundbreaking at the time, but we’ve come so far since then. I think this new experience is going to blow people’s minds.”

The title of the new experience is an obvious giveaway of what to expect. Instead of the Apatosaurus, this time it will be centered around the velociraptor, Blue. A possible setting for the VR experience could be in the jungle of Isla Nublar where Owen first comes across Blue during the rescue mission. There we would be able to see the remains of the old Jurassic Park Ford explorer.

2015’s Jurassic World: Apatosaurus

Check out the video below to see a clip from 2015’s Jurassic World: Apatosaurus VR Experience.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Variety