Chris Pratt training raptors at a children's hospital

Even though Jurassic World 2 is a long ways off from hitting theaters, the anticipation is still high for the sequel. While Jurassic World treaded plenty of familiar territory with endless homages and references to the original Jurassic Park, this sequel should allow the story to head in an entirely different direction. Just recently writer/producer Colin Trevorrow revealed that Jurassic World 2 would be a parable for animal abuse, and now the sequel is getting compared to arguably the most revered sequel of all time by director J.A. Bayona.

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Jurassic World 2 Details

We won’t see Jurassic World 2 hit theaters until the summer of 2018, but with production slated to start sometime next year, little tidbits about the sequel are starting to surface here and there. We know that the film directed by J.A. Bayona will be the second chapter in a trilogy, and it will be suspenseful and scary, with more animatronics brought in this time. But we probably shouldn’t expect Sam Neill to return as Alan Grant.

However, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who is producing the sequel, did recently reveal one thing we can expect: Jurassic World 2 will be a parable for animal abuse and experimentation. Find out more below. Read More »

LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape'

Universal Pictures has teamed up with LEGO to produce a 24-minute animated short film which acts as a prequel to Jurassic World. Titled LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, the short film shows how the Indominus Rex came to be and what happened when it escaped.

That’s right, according to this new piece of Jurassic World canon, the movie wasn’t even the first time this genetically engineered dino escaped and apparently Chris Pratt‘s character rides the T-Rex. And of course, this being a LEGO production means we get all the fun, ridiculous and playful humor we’ve come to expect from the building block brand. Hit the jump to watch the Jurassic World short in its entirety.

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Jurassic World behind the scenes footage

What’s the point of showing up on a talk show if you don’t have a movie, tv show or music album to promote? It seems like almost everything these days is timed for the sole purpose of spiking the social shares and trying to create an explosion of buzz in the real world. Movie promotion usually comes in two waves, with the release of a film theatrically, and then later around the home video release. After that, we usually don’t see more material from a film because film studios believe there isn’t a point. But now in the world of cinematic universes and not just franchises but brands that stretch into the far reaches, maybe they see a reason?

I recently discovered that Universal Pictures has been updating the Jurassic Park youtube account with new content on almost a daily basis. The new content is anything from featurettes that originally appeared on the home video release, to behind the scenes b-roll footage, to rough-cut dailies, previs and more. Now I know you might not be as big of a fan of Jurassic World as I am, but I think you might be able to find some enjoyment in the wealth of content that has been released. I’ve always found it frustrating how much footage is captured during the making of a film, yet only a small percentage of it makes it to the home video release. I hope more movie studios can learn from this.

Hit the jump to check out some of the highlights from the Jurassic World behind the scenes footage.
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Sam Neill in Jurassic World 2

Just over the weekend, we got word from Sam Neill that he recently spent a couple days on the set of Thor: Ragnarok, shooting some kind of small role in the Marvel sequel. And with Jeff Goldblum already having a role in the film as The Grandmaster, that means Marvel is hosting a mini Jurassic Park reunion. Sadly that might be as close as we get to Neill and Goldblum getting back together.

While out promoting Hunt for the Wilderpeople (which was also directed by Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi), Neill was asked if he might ever return to the world of dinosaurs in something like Jurassic World 2. Rather than dodging the question or flat out saying now, he offered a narrative reason as to why Dr. Alan Grant may not be available to return. Read More »

Jurassic World 2 Budget

UPDATE: A reliable source in the Jurassic World camp has revealed to us that J.A. Bayona did not reveal the budget for Jurassic World 2. In fact, development hasn’t even reached a point where a budget can be finalized, though our source said that the budget will not be anywhere near $260 million. Despite the fact that this was a tangible print source, the information about the budget was either misinterpreted or fabricated. Our original story from the morning of September 19th follows.

About a week and a half after Jurassic World dominated the box office last summer, Universal Pictures announced that Jurassic World 2 would arrives a few years later on June 22, 2018. Since then, studio chairman Donna Langley has confirmed that a trilogy is in the works, and director J.A. Bayona just recently reiterated that fact while confirming that Colin Trevorrow is still very much involved with the development of the sequel.

Now another interesting detail about Jurassic World 2 has just surfaced as J.A. Bayona is making the rounds promoting his latest film, an adaptation of A Monsters Calls, on the festival circuit. The director has revealed that the Jurassic World 2 budget will be $260 million, which is more money than most of us will ever see in our lifetime. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Director Denis Villeneuve talks about making Blade Runner 2 his own.
  • Colin Firth teases his return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
  • A Jurassic World exhibition is coming to the United States.
  • How you can watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them under the best possible circumstances.
  • Watch a new TV spot for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
  • The new Power Rangers won’t feature any members of the original cast.
  • The story of how Tron Legacy recruited Daft Punk.
  • No, Ghostbusters‘ title has not changed.

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jurassic world trilogy

It’s been over a year since Jurassic World arrived and shattered every box office expectation, grossing an absurd amount of money and proving that yes, there is still a healthy audience for movies where dinosaurs run amuck and eat tourists. And it’s been five months since director J.A. Bayona was hired to take over the revitalized series for Colin Trevorrow, who was turning his focus toward some movie called Star Wars: Episode 9 (whatever the hell that is). Otherwise, things have been awfully quiet on the Jurassic World 2 front aside from a few comments here and there.

However, Bayona has a new movie arriving in theaters in a few months, a movie that just-so-happened to just screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. And you know that means: he’s fielding questions about the next Jurassic World and he’s confirmed what we’ve heard before. Yep, it will definitely be chapter two of a planned trilogy.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes by JC Richard - Mondo Prints Comic Con 2016

Last week we wrote about some of the Mondo prints that would be available at San Diego Comic Con International 2016, and we even shared with you how you could get your own Mondo Star Wars prints without being on the exhibit floor. But as always, Mondo surprises its fans throughout the convention with new onside releases. I thought I’d share with you some of this incredible art, even though many of these are likely sold out at this point (b ut don’t lose all hope, Mondo often saves variants for online release later). Hit the jump to check out the previously uncovered Mondo prints from Comic Con 2016.
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Have you heard? Sequels haven’t been doing so hot this year. And yet there’s no end to them in sight. After the jump:

  • How is Jurassic World 2 protecting its secrets?
  • James Wan says The Conjuring 3 will be set in the 1980s.
  • Yes, Winona Ryder still wants a Beetlejuice sequel.
  • Iron Sky 3 is happening thanks to China.
  • Rumored details emerge about Transformers: The Last Knight.
  • Independence Day: Resurgence puts out a Las Vegas tourism ad.

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