Jurassic World 2 Justice Smith (The Get Down)

Jurassic World 2 has been out looking for potential dino chow, and now it’s honed in on Justice Smith. The young star of Netflix’s The Get Down has just been cast in the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel, joining franchise newcomers Rafe Spall and Toby Jones and returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Oh, and speaking of Howard, she’s got some good news coming her way, too. After her Claire spent most of Jurassic World sprinting around the jungle in stiletto heels, writer and producer Colin Trevorrow has promised she’ll get much more comfortable footwear in the next film.  Read More »

Jurassic World 2 BD Wong

When Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt return for Jurassic World 2, they may find themselves joined by another familiar face. Producer Frank Marshall has hinted that B.D. Wong will be back as Dr. Henry Wu in the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel, which recently added new stars Toby Jones and Rafe SpallRead More »

Jurassic World sequel start date & Jurassic Park connection

The Jurassic Park franchise reopened its doors last year with Jurassic World, and while the theme park itself predictably proved to be another disaster, the film was a resounding success. Which, naturally, means the adventure will continue in future movies. Earlier this year, J.A. Bayona was announced as the new director for the sequel, and now he’s revealed shooting will get underway in March.

But perhaps the bigger question is what exactly that Jurassic Park sequel will entail. Jurassic World was technically a sequel to Jurassic Park, but also felt like a new start, like its own thing. And the next film? According to Bayona, it’ll serve as both Jurassic World 2 and Jurassic Park 5Read More »

Jurassic World Sequel Casting

The Jurassic World sequel just got some fresh meat. Toby Jones (above) and Rafe Spall are in talks to join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the J.A. Bayona-directed film, which is on track to hit theaters in 2018.  Read More »

Jake Johnson in Jurassic World 2

Even though production on Jurassic World 2 is slated to begin early next year in order to meet the 2018 summer release date, we still know very little about the sequel, and that includes who will be among the cast. So far the only cast members confirmed for Jurassic World 2 (or Jurassic Park 5 depending on how you want to talk about the franchise) are Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing respectively. But now we have word on another returning cast member from Jurassic World, or rather lack thereof.

New Girl star Jake Johnson has revealed that he won’t be coming back for Jurassic World 2, which will leave most of the joke cracking in the hands of Chris Pratt. Find out more below. Read More »

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.

Find out what he had to say about Jurassic World 2 after the jump. Read More »

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 »