Thanks to a sweet tweet from director Colin Trevorrow teasing the mighty T-Rex, we learned that shooting on Jurassic World has just wrapped. The production has been heavily guarded and details have been very scarce. Everyone at San Diego Comic-Con was expecting some sort of announcements but all they got was a poster. Granted, it was a pretty sweet poster. In any case, now that the production has wrapped it’s a good time to take a look at all of the Jurassic World Details we actually have to work with.
Warning: if you are trying to go into the movie not knowing anything at all, this will contain minor spoilers.
First off, the film will stick with the time line established in the original film. Jurassic World will be taking place approximately 20 years after Samuel L. Jackson was eaten by a velociraptor. John Hammond’s vision of a dinosaur Disneyland is fully realized and has been operating for quite some time now.
“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,” Trevorrow said in an interview with /Film in May.
However, being that people have terrible attention spans, the real dinosaurs that are already in the park aren’t quite enough to keep people interested. So like responsible lab coat wearing lackeys, they decide to just make a new dinosaur.
“…there will be one new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate – they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that’s what they get,” Trevorrow explained.
So that gives fans an idea of what they can expect to see in terms of action and plot development. The other big piece of information came in the form of a “leaked” (probably by the production to stir some interest in the film…it worked) brochure for the park. This brochure essentially broke down the park and many of its attractions.
Park attendees can visit the dinosaur petting zoo, watch a T-Rex eat, “safely” watch some flying dinosaurs do their thing and more. None of that seems like a terrible idea, right?
Also, the brochure revealed that there will in fact be a mosasaurus (big a** water dinosaur) in the film. In addition to a lot of prehistoric beats, Jurassic World will also feature several human cast members including Chris Pratt, who just graced the screen as Star Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Pratt will be playing the park keeper in the film and his name will be Owen. Beyond that, there aren’t a lot of character details for him, or any of the other supporting cast members. Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins and Judy Greer are also set to star in the film.
Hopefully since the film has wrapped we will be getting a trailer sometime in the near future for Jurassic World but until then, this is all we’ve got.
Jurassic World hits theaters June 12, 2015.
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