Its been 21 years since the world's first encounter with the Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park and in 2015, they'll stomp their way back into theaters as part of the newest film in the series, Jurassic World.
The Jurassic trilogy inevitable showed that nature always laughs last as we saw several man made attempts to create and institutionalize Isla Nublar into a fully operational dinosaur theme park. Now 22 years later, miraculously enough, Jurassic World is a fully functioning reality. We don’t know much about the the franchise’s latest installation, but “Hold on to your butts“, because we’ve got some news for you.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 17, 2014
As most directors as of late, Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow took to twitter to tease the return of the dino supreme, T-Rex. Obviously Trevorrow’s keeping JW under close wraps , so we probably won’t be seeing an actual image of the dinosaurs till SDCC or possibly later, though we’re hoping for the former. However if you look closely, that’s definitely the outline of a T-Rex’s jaw, and when there’s a roaring T-Rex, there’s trouble for some petrified human in the corner, possibly hiding in an outdoor bathroom.
Aside from that, Guardians of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt will be playing one of the film’s central characters as a behavioral researcher who is studying Velociraptors and their relationship with humans (I can’t imagine how that will end well, but okay). Joining him will be Jurassic Park vet B.D. Wong, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s Omar Sy. Filming has started taking place in an abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans. The concept of the new park is pretty grand, with tons of added bells and whistles to its predecessor – obviously, they spared no expense.
Signage of the new park leaked and we have somewhat of an idea of what the main attractions will be, like the new Mosasaurus Feeding Show. Which means we’ll get some prehistoric aquatic dinosaurs this time around. Fans will be pleased with the appearance of classic dinosaurs from the franchise, but it’d be nice to see some new faces, so let’s hope it doesn’t stop at the Mosasaurus exhibit. Either way, production looks to be on a good path.
Colin Trevorrow goes on to discuss the plot of Jurassic World with SlashFilm:
Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It’s the realization of John Hammond’s dream, and I think you’ll want to go there.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) May 27, 2014
I don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to the return of the dinosaurs, specifically the velociraptors. Jurassic World hits theaters June 12, 2015.
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