The Jurassic Park franchise will be brought back from the brink of extinction twenty-two years after the original on June 12th, 2015. Jurassic World, directed by Colin Treverrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), is set in a fully functional theme park with lots of dinosaurs and a tourist count…
ComicCon: No Jurassic World footage shown; King Kong and Godzilla to return
Legendary Entertainment finished their panel at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon without a teaser, footage, or mention of Jurassic World.
Dinosaur/monster movie fans were given a taste of other future productions though. Skull Island, based on the world and prehistoric island home of King Kong, was announced and is scheduled for release in November 2016.
Additionally it was announced that not only will Gareth Edwards return to direct Godzilla 2, but classic Toho monsters Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah will also feature in the movie. Production will begin after Edwards finishes his Star Wars spinoff which is due in theaters in 2016.
That is pretty much correct. According to the director:
What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. “We’ve seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?” Next year, you’ll see our answer.
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.
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.
I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level.
As Day 2 of San Diego Comic Con 2014 wraps up, some more resourceful fans have claimed exclusive Jurassic World posters and a classic-style Jurassic Park Jeep was also spotted!
There will be one more opportunity tomorrow for Comic Con attendees to find the Jurassic World truck in San Diego and claim a poster.
Following that, there will be online giveaways of the variant posters, so those of us unable to attend Comic Con will still have a chance to win one. Recipients will be determined through daily challenges posted on the official Jurassic World social channels.
Tomorrow is also the day of Legendary Entertainment’s panel at Comic Con, and there are rumblings that a Jurassic World teaser may be shown… Stay tuned!
My Jurassic Park collection is featured over on JPForever this month. Give it a look to see some of my cool items and learn a bit about collecting. Thanks to Sam & the guys for helping me show off my stuff!
While you’re there, be sure to also listen to their latest episode of the JurassicCast Podcast featuring The Lost World's Thomas F. Duffy, as well as previous interviews with other cast and crew from the Jurassic Park films.
Your best bet is probably the IDW digital store through Comixology: You can download the issue and the others right here.
It would be pretty neat. T. rex and raptors are cool, but it would be nice to have an appearance by another carnivorous dinosaur that isn’t reduced to a “it’s bigger and badder than T-rex” gimmick like the spinosaurs in JP3. Allosaurus or something similar would be an ideal addition to a Jurassic Park/World movie: smaller and more limber than tyrannosaurus yet still large enough to be imposing on the screen.
I really like the design of the Jurassic Park allosaurus toy from Toys R Us (and the Papo figure which influenced it, which has a very Jurassic Park-esque quality about it already). Something along those lines would be really cool.
The Jurassic Park comic book cover with the two allosaurs chasing a motorcyclist is an image that has stuck with me, too.
First look at Jurassic World’s T. rex at Comic Con 2014
<sigh> hasn’t changed much, eh?
raptorcivilization, anything of note here in terms of palaeofails?
It’s got great big jowls that are not known from any tyrannosauroid (or indeed, any ornithodiran) and angry eyebrow ridges that are not known from any tyrannosaurine. Its skull looks small compared to the neck and its snout looks too short. And I can’t see its nostrils.
Nor can I. This is an all-around abomination that is nevertheless true to the original JP
Just an update on this, it turns out it is likely NOT related to Jurassic World specifically, but it is a decorative piece by Profiles in History, based on the first Jurassic Park, which is for sale at the convention. (For the low, low price of $12,000 it can be yours!)
The T. rex in Jurassic World may or may not look like this.
The Jurassic World Mercedes-Benz truck has been spotted in San Diego today, dropping off ComicCon-exclusive posters to a few lucky fans!
They will make several more drops of the limited-edition posters over the course of the next couple of days. To know exactly when and where to find the truck, follow the official Jurassic Park twitter page.
Could this possibly be the best Jurassic Park Cosplay ever? All of these guys have not missed a detail, the cane even has a mosquito in and Alan carries a raptor claw and Amber sample lol
John Hammond: https://www.facebook.com/wreckitrelf
JP Dino Handler: Lewis Pick
Park Vet: Wilfred Bruins
Nedry: Louis Cross
Dodgson: Jason Smith
Amber Cane and Raptor Claw by https://www.facebook.com/myjppage