On June 3rd 2015, Colin Trevorrow stated that Jurassic World left story possibilities open for the sequels director that could potentially allow the film to take place in a different location, rather than on an island. Trevorrow hinted that the next film could involve dinosaurs being used by other companies for non-entertainment purposes, possibly in agriculture, medicine, and war: "I really like the idea that this group of geneticist aren't the only people who can make a dinosaur when you think of the differences between Apple and PC the minutes something goes open-source there are all kinds of entities and interests that may be able to utilize that technology".
Jeff Goldblum confirmed his involvement on the movie on December 6, 2017, marking his return after 21 years from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and 25 years after Jurassic Park (1993) , in a podcast interview, Goldblum revealed of his role "its small...who knows, they may cut me out entirely! But if I stay in, I'll be a sprig of parsley or a little garnish, hopefully with some impact!" Director J.A. Bayona confirmed that Goldblum's role is simply a cameo, stating, "He's more like a cameo-he doesn't have a major role in the action but it's definitely a very meaningful one in terms of the story", He's got a beard now, and he's like, 'I told all of you this was going to be a disaster, and sure enough it is.'"
On November 22, 2017, the first footage was released that shows Owen petting an innocuous baby velociraptor that fans have speculated to be Blue from Jurassic World or Blue's offspring.
Teaser trailer was released on December 5, 2017, showing Rexy from the original Jurassic Park (1993) and Jurassic World (2015) tranquilized in the back of a cargo truck.
Jeff Goldblum shot his scenes at Pinewood Studios, and concluded his shoot on the last day of filming in the United Kingdom.
Filming began at Langley Business Centre In Slough,England on February 23rd 2017. A majority of filming in England was to take place at Pinewood Studios. Production also took place in Hawaii, which was used as a primary filming location. Scenes shot in Hawaii were set on Isla Nublar, the fictional island featured in the first and fourth films. Scenes were also shot at the Brecon Beacons national park in Wales. The film features more dinosaurs than any previous film in the series. Animatronics were reused for many of the dinosaurs. Steven Spielberg was shown scenes from the film during production and he offered his opinions to J.A. Bayona.
The ending of Fallen Kingdom will apparently leave audiences wanting more. Trevorrow says: "At the end of this movie, it's not a cliffhanger, but it's designed for people to want to know what's going to happen next, whereas the earlier Jurassic Park movies had pretty clear definitive endings. They were much more episodic. In working with Derek Connolly, my co-writer, we were also thinking about where it was gonna go in the future."
Trevorrow and Connolly began working with Bayona in July 2016, to perfect the script to the director's liking. Trevorrow stated that the film would be more "suspenseful and scary" than its predecessor: "It's just the way it's designed; it's the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that it was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset." Trevorrow later described the film as "The Impossible meets The Orphanage with dinosaurs." Marshall said that Bayona had incorporated his own ideas into the film's script, but stated that it is essentially the same original story devised by Trevorrow and Connolly. In September 2016, Trevorrow said that the film would be based on concepts from the novels and would include dialogue from the first novel. Trevorrow also stated that the story would be heavily inspired by the idea that, "A mistake made a long time ago just can't be undone." Jeff Goldblum later had dialogue from the novel version of his character added into the film's script.
Colin Trevorrow was asked about the idea at the center of Jurassic World. Specifically, the interviewer brought up the connection to Frankenstein with regards to how the creatures humanity has created have turned against them. While that connection is certainly there, it appears Trevorrow is making a little more of a statement about society. "To me it's about greed. The first film is about how if there's money on the table, there will be somebody who will do the worst imaginable things, or in a lot of case, the dumbest imaginable thing in order to get that money. This film focuses a little bit more on our responsibility for these animals that we've made as a result of that greed, but also just the darkest and worst instincts of humans, again, if there's money involved."
The film's tagline, "Life Finds a Way," is Ian Malcolm's quote from Jurassic Park (1993).
Baryonyx was originally supposed to be the main antagonist dinosaur of Jurassic Park III (2001) and a logo depicting it as well as a storyboard featuring this dinosaur was even made. But Baryonyx was replaced by its larger relative Spinosaurus in the final product but they did add the Baryonyx's signature snout to the Spinosaur.
In the official trailer Rexy killing the Carnotaurus that was about to attack Owen is similar to how she inadvertently kills the Velociraptors that were about to attack Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler,and Lex and Tim in Jurassic Park (1993)
Carnotaurus was originally supposed to be in Jurassic Park III (2001) at the river bank when they find the satellite phone in the spinosaurus dung, but they ultimately replaced it with ceratosaurus.
In the trailer Blue is shown perched on top of the heavily damaged Jurassic Park Ford Explorer tour vehicle that Alan Grant rescued Tim Murphy from in the tree in Jurassic Park (1993), at the original paddock of Rexy/Roberta the Tyrannosaur Rex
On 13 August 2015, it was announced that the Jurassic World (2015) sequel would be released in the United Kingdom before being released in the United States. The release date was June 7, 2018.
The idea of soldiers riding on dinosaurs was brought up as a possible direction, perhaps as a nod to exploitation films, but screenwriter Colin Trevorrow, on On October 2016, indicates that he never wanted to take things quite that far: "It's important that we keep it at least grounded in a space where the dinosaurs are a parable parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons.". I think that ultimately, when people are able to watch this film and where this franchise is going, it really is about the ethical treatment of animals in the world and our responsibility to the living creatures that we share the planet with, alongside our responsibilities to the planet itself. I think the riding of a t-rex by a soldier is a level of fantasy, [while] I love it and I would love to see it, I don't know if it's specifically this franchise, but it's super cool."
Bayona stated that with the first half of the film set on an island, "you have what you expect from a Jurassic movie," while the second half "moves to a totally different environment that feels more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element, which I love." Trevorrow said that with the film's dinosaur auction, "The worst instincts of mankind are revealed. The first film was very clearly about corporate greed. This is just about human greed."
J.A. Bayona considered Ian Malcolm a "great character!" while producer Frank Marshall said, "The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right."
The Indoraptor bears an eerie but powerful similitude appearance of the Indominus rex, but is about three-fourths the size, sports toe claws that are similar to a Velociraptor, and is primarily a dark black color, with an golden-yellow streak from the base of the neck to his tail, which bears strong resemblance to Blue's metallic blue streak. The shape of its head bears a resemblance to a Tyrannosaurus rex's, and it has a sprinkled red mark around the eye orbit.
The carnotaurus design is possibly a reference to the carnotaurus from Disney's Dinosaur (2000) who had dark red colouration throughout the top of its head and to the tip of its tail.
Animatronics were used to depict many of the film's dinosaurs, the film features more dinosaurs than any previous film in the series, as director J.A. Bayona wanted to include several new dinosaurs not previously seen in earlier films, in addition to the fictional Indoraptor. The film also features more animatronic dinosaurs than any previous sequel. The animatronics used in the film were more technologically advanced than in the previous films. Special-effects artist Neal Scanlan served as the film's creature effects creative supervisor and worked on the animatronic dinosaurs, while David Vickery of Industrial Light & Magic created versions of the dinosaurs through computer-generated imagery (CGI). Scanlan worked closely with Bayona and Vickery to create the creatures. Bayona stated that animatronics "are very helpful on set, especially for the actors so they have something to perform against. There's an extra excitement if they can act in front of something real." among the animatronics used was a life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex, built by Scanlan's team. The animatronic was controlled through joysticks, with the ability to breathe and move its head. Scanlan's team also created functional animatronic models of the Indoraptor and Blue. The movements of the Blue animatronic required the work of 15 puppeteers, who were hidden beneath it during filming. The Blue animatronic's movements were rehearsed in advanced before each scene. Scanlan's team also made puppeteering aids, rod puppets, and several prop dinosaurs, all created in coordination with Vickery to ensure a consistent result between the practical effects and CGI. After reading fan thoughts on dinosaurs and speaking with children, Bayona realized that dinosaur textures and colors were frequently brought up, and stated, "I thought that was the area where I could play with. They feel somehow a little bit more exotic and richer in this movie."
Trevorrow became familiar with how animatronics worked and wrote scenes into the sequel in a way that would allow for their use, as animatronics are incapable of certain actions such as running. In September 2015, Trevorrow said the film's story was inspired by a quote from Dr. Alan Grant in the first film: "Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution, have suddenly been thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea of what to expect?" In his initial film treatment, Trevorrow had included story elements that Marshall and Crowley considered excessive for a single film, as the producers felt it was also important to include details about Owen and Claire's lives after the events of Jurassic World.
Sam Neill was asked if he would return to the series as Dr. Alan Grant and responded, "You never say never, but I think it's moved on. It's different times."
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) was released 25 years after Jurassic Park (1993), 21 years after The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), 17 years after Jurassic Park III (2001), and three years after Jurassic World (2015).
There appears to be some entanglement with the law regarding saving the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar including bringing Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm into court for his opinion on the matter. That sounds like a different take on The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) to us, but Colin Trevorrow says that's not the case: "It looks like it is because they all go to a fog-covered, scary island with dinosaurs on it, but it goes to a very, very different place than anyone expects. Really the heart and soul of the movie, the turn of the story, is not what we've shown in this trailer. It's very much not like The Lost World."
When asked what to expect from Fallen Kingdom, Screenwriter Colin Trevorrow stated: "I knew where I wanted it to go. I remember telling Steven Spielberg even while we were making the first movie, "This is the beginning. Here is the middle. And here's the end of the end. This is where we want to go. I feel like that kind of design is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested. It needs to be thought through on that level. It can't be arbitrary, especially if we want to turn this into a character-based franchise with people who you lean in to follow what they're going to do."
First Jurassic Park chapter to be shot digitally and in widescreen 2.39:1, which J.A. Bayona has used on his previous films. The first three Jurassic Park films were shot in 1.85:1, while Jurassic World (2015) was produced in 2.00:1. The first three Jurassic Park films were shot in 1.85:1 to better accommodate the dinosaurs in the same frame. When the previous film was made, DP John Schwartzman and director Colin Trevorrow we're aiming to shoot in 2.39:1, despite Steven Spielberg's preference for 1.85:1, so the Univisium 2.00:1 aspect ratio was used. Bayona decided to shoot this film in 2.39:1 as he wanted "to do a movie that cannot be seen on a plane," and because the film deals with a colossal population of dinosaurs in the same frame. He even cited the films of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who shot Steven Spielberg's The Sugarland Express (1974), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), and 1941 (1979), as inspiration for the widescreen look of the film.
On October 28, 2016, Jake Johnson answered a fan question on Twitter regarding his character, Lowery Cruthers, returning for the sequel. Johnson wrote, "From what I hear Lowery will not be in JW2."
Filming in Hawaii began on June 13th, 2017. On June 21st, 2017 filming began at He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor in He'eia Hawaii. More than half of the harbor was closed for filming, which required the use of smoke machines, scenes were scheduled to be shot at the harbor throughout the end of the month. At the time, filming was underway at Kualoa Ranch on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. On July 7th, 2017 filming took place at Oahu's Hãlona Blowhole. Filming concluded on July 8th, 2017. Director J.A. Bayona said that making the film was the biggest challenge of his life.
Daniella Pineda was a big fan of the Jurassic Park films having them on tapes she stated "So it was one of the few VHS's that I had that broke, 'cause I played it so much. I had like four. It was like Ace Ventura, Jurassic Park and a couple others. True Lies. Jurassic Park was one of those movies that I was just so obsessed with. And I remember being so jealous of the child actors. And this was well before I ever even thought about being an actor. Acting didn't happen until adulthood. But I remember being so jealous of those kids. Like wow, what a fun job. You get to scream in a Jeep while a T. Rex is trying to claw at you in between glass. Like how cool is that? So yeah, I've always been a fan. And actually which is it's so funny to think that I went to go see Jurassic World having no idea that I would even get to touch these movies. But Jurassic World was one of the few movies that I was like oh I have to go out in theaters and see that. I'm not really into big blockbuster movies personally. Yeah, they just normally don't do it for me. But Jurassic World was one of those films that I was like oh I have to go with my friends. We gotta go see this. Yeah."
In the trailer Rexy is nearly killing the carnotaurus by breaking its neck and roaring triumpantly over its corpse is similar to Jurassic Park III (2001) when the Spinosaurus kills the adult T-Rex by breaking its neck and then roaring over its dead body.
List of dinosaurs in the movie include: Allosaurus [different lizard], Ankylosaurus [fused lizard], Apatosaurus [deceptive lizard] , Baryonyx [heavy claw], Brachiosaurus [arm lizard], Carnotaurus [meat eating bull], Compsognathus [elegant claw], Gallimimus [chicken mimic], Indoraptor, Mosasaurus [meuse lizard], Pteranodon [toothless wing], Sinoceratops [Chinese horned face], Stegosaurus [roof lizard], Stygimoloch [Styx devil], Triceratops [three horned face], Tyrannosaurus Rex [tyrant lizard king], Velociraptor ck plunderer], Unidentified Ankylosaur Carcass Concavenator, Dilophosaurus [two crested lizard], Dimetrodon [ two measures of teeth], Dracorex [dragon king of Hogwarts], Edmontosaurus [Edmonton lizard], Indominus Rex (skeleton), Kosmoceratops amented horned face], Mononykus [one claw], Protoceratops [first horned face].
This is the fifth film in the Jurassic Park (1993) franchise and the second film in the Jurassic World (2015) trilogy.
Bryce Dallas Howard learned how to scuba dive for the scene where the gyrosphere sinks into the water.
In Hawaii, scenes in which characters are running were filmed with the use of the Edge Arm, a stabilized camera that was attached to a crane which was mounted to a truck that drove alongside the actors, this specialized camera allowed for scenes to be shot steadily despite the truck driving over rough terrain.
Scenes were filmed at East Berkshire College in Berkshire England period later that month filming took place at Hartland Park formally the pyestock jet engine test site in Fleet Hampshire England. Scenes were scheduled to be filmed on set at Hawley Common also in Hampshire,on May 10th 2017 it was reported that scenes were being filmed at Rock Barracks military base near Woodbridge Suffolk. Jeff Goldblum began filming his scenes on the same day. On May 24th 2017 scenes were shot at Hampshire's Blackbushe airport which stood in as an American Airfield. Filming in the United Kingdom concluded on June 9th, 2017. Up to that point Colin Trevorrow was present as an on-set writer for each day of production so he could aid J.A. Bayona with any possible script changes.
It has been confirmed that the Jurassic World website Baryonyx is just a painting. Prior to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it was unknown what the Baryonyx in the park actually looked like.
The Sinoceratop clones look incredibly similar to their real life counterparts except the clones have holes in there fenestraes, which no ceratopsian had, a taller frill, and two spikes on the center of the frill similar to that of a Pachyrhinosaurus. Its body color is a bright forest green with a white underside. There is white on the face, a circular orange, white and black pattern beneath the holes in the frill and on the sides of the frill. It also has white with black tipped spikes.
Pachyrhinosaurus was originally supposed to be in this but was replaced with Sinoceratops.
The Main Street section of the Jurassic World theme park was rebuilt on Police Beach in Hawaii for a scene in which Owen and Claire return to the island, Production Designer Andy Nicholson had part of the Main Street practically built, although the park's visitor center could not be constructed in its entirety because of its large size. Unbuilt portions of the park were created by ILM using digital set extensions. Main Street was the largest set built in Hawaii, and required more than three months to complete.
David Vickery, and his team at ILM, created the volcanic special effects and consulted volcanologists for research. According to Vickery, the team inquired how a volcano of the type [used in the movie] might erupt. They also requested information regarding the various stages of lava and pyroclastic flow. He later told an interviewer that "We are speeding it up a bit for the sake of our film, but it is definitely all based on real science."
Frank Marshall stated that Colin Trevorrow wrote Malcolm as "the 'Uh oh, danger, I told you so' kind of character," and Trevorrow said about the character, "I saw him as kind of Al Gore. He's got a beard now, and he's like, 'I told all of you this was going to be a disaster, and sure enough it is.'"
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard revealed why she insisted her character Claire Dearing once again wear high heels in Jurassic world Fallen Kingdom, a wardrobe switch that proved rather controversial in the 2015 entry on the franchise as reported back in 2015, Howard responded to numerous critics who felt that stilettos were a wholly and impractical footwear choice when it came to the dangerous work of outrunning hordes of ravenous dinosaurs, Howard took the time to gently remind viewers that poor put upon Claire was caught totally unawares buy the whole anxiety-inducing mess and she really wasn't the kind of girl who would "carry flats around" furthermore Claire had no idea she be spending the better part of the day being pursued by a particularly crossed indominus Rex and since she was in the jungle "she would not choose to be barefoot" earlier this year it was reported that Claire has learned from past mistakes and would not be wearing high heels at all, with J.A. Bayona assuring everybody that the character was "totally ready and prepared this time" with the distinct possibility of being eaten by terrifying prehistoric creatures at the very forefront of her mind in an interview with Radio Times, Howard claims Claire will be wearing high heels while heading off to the island but she "is prepared this time so she's naturally going to wear boots" when it comes time to get her hands dirty with a bunch of monstrous carnivores apparently Claire's footwear was a hotly contested issue during production, Howard was absolutely adamant the character would wear stilettos throughout key scenes even when the screenplay called for a pair of comfy sneakers "I just circled that when I was reading it and I was like 'no no it's an office, Claire would wear heels' and then it was like another scene where I'm like 'hmm well Claires kind of like... she's going to wear heels in this scene also", the actress clearly spent time musing over this as she suggests Claires high heels are more than just footwear and an essential aspect of her character "Its a part of the character and kind of a metaphor for her journey", she said, "It was a crucial part of her characterization going into the new movie" considering how much of a discussion point, Claire shoes were in the wake of Jurassic World fans, Howard took the time to consider the characters footwear for the sequel.
On July 7, 2017, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were seen swimming towards the beach during filming of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Oahu's Halona Blowhole.
J.A. Bayona was chosen to direct due to his work on the Guillermo del Toro produced horror film, The Orphanage (2007) and films such as The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016) as well as lending his talents to direct an episode of Showtimes Penny Dreadful (2014) Penny Dreadful: Séance (2014).
In May 2016, Colin Trevorrow said, "We're moving it into new territory. J.A. Bayona is an incredible director and I know he'll push the boundaries of what a 'Jurassic' movie is. I think it's important that we take risks. A franchise must evolve or perish."
An authors savings throw from the novel was used in regards to the criticism of Rexy's roar in Jurassic World (2015), where the roar is now even closer to that heard in the original film. The whole scenario also makes sense: given how Rexy seemed to be domesticated through years of captivity in Jurassic World, she rarely had any need to roar in her exhibit, at best, which was why she sounded so lackluster in the last film. Now in this film, she had already spent four years back in the wild, which is enough time for her to redevelop the power of her roar.
Director J.A. Bayona explained the challenges he made directing this film he explained to Reuters, "you really need to do something that will satisfy them, but at the same time you're looking for something to surprise them... That's the most challenging thing about doing a sequel," we also wanted to go back to the sense of fear and suspense that the original 'Jurassic Park' had, so we really enjoyed adding all this tension and this suspense and even horror to this new chapter. Kids love superheroes but kids love dinosaurs as well, Science and imagination merge. We feature these creatures that truly at one point walked the earth, which is mind-boggling... Kids love dinosaurs and so does the kid inside the adult."
Five animatronic dinosaurs were created for this film, unlike the previous film, which only featured one. More animatronics were used due to the many various and closer interactions actors had with the dinosaurs. One scene was when Bryce Dallas Howard rode atop the sedated T. rex.
J.A. Bayona revealed that the scene where the Indoraptor creeps into Maisie Lockwoods room was inspired by his real life fears when he was younger he stated, "Having a monster sneak into my bedroom through the window was one of my biggest fears as a kid," Bayona said. "And I had the chance of shooting that for this movie." According to Bayona, that scene is much more than an appeal to the audience's protective instincts.
J.A. Bayona told Empire that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begins with a "massive action piece" that's reminiscent of a James Bond prologue. James Bond movies usually open big with action (think the bathroom fight from Casino Royale), so Fallen Kingdom will be coming in hot right from the start. Obviously, Bayona couldn't give any specific details about the scene, but one would wager that it has something to do with dinosaurs.
Nina Gold was the casting director for this sequel. Filming took place in the United Kingdom and Hawaii.
During filming and in between takes, J.A. Bayona used an iPod to play different types of music on set to inspire the actors during certain scenes, including a Trex roar that he sometimes used to get a natural reaction from the actors who agreed to be scared during certain takes to increase authenticity in particular playing unexpected and loud music to scare Justice Smith for several scenes as his character is portrayed as easily frightened; as he had done for his previous films.. Bayona revealed that even though he played John Williams iconic Jurassic Park theme and music from composer Michael Giacchino (who's composing the score for this sequel), he couldn't allow himself to get wrapped up in the nostalgia of it all. There "was so much emotion in that moment on the set," he explained of the first time he played Williams' track, "but the truth is that there's so much work to do that you're not really, at least I can tell you, you're not into that nostalgia. You have your characters in front of you. You have so much work to do every day that it's [only] when you come back home and you say, 'Oh my God, I've been doing a Jurassic Park movie.' It's the moment that you are aware of it." Bayona states that he sometimes plays music not just between takes, but during the actual filming process. When asked if he played dinosaur sounds, he said, "I'm joking all the time with Justice [Smith] because I'm playing sounds to scare him during the takes. So it's been a lot of fun to work with him in that setting." "I like music," he said. "It helps a lot in creating the tension, the mood. Sometimes you play light music to make the actors feel good on the set. And the lines come with a freshness that maybe you would not get in a different way."
After J.A. Bayona was hired to direct, he began reading all of Michael Crichton's novels--including Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World--for inspiration and "to try to immerse myself in Crichton's mind.", he also explained "and I remember the experience of watching the movie very vividly, I remember that first moment I saw a dinosaur re-created with CGI. I felt that I was witnessing something that was pivotal, something that would stand the test of time. But I was also excited because I knew, from that moment on, that everything was possible on the big screen."
The Jurassic World Facts app, released in early March, it's stated that the Indoraptor uses echolocation more effectively than bats, as well as being able to move at high speeds in complete darkness. Once unlocked, it reveals that the Indoraptor is always hungry and hunting for prey, is aggressive towards any living being,has a relevantly high intelligence rate, like the Indominus rex, and weighs around 2,200 pounds, which is about the weight of a cow and a half.
Official trailer was released on December 7, 2017, which featured Rexy killing a carnotaurus that was about to attack Owen.
In the trailer when Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Zia (Daniella Pineda) watch the Brachiosaur walk across Main Street it's similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) watch the Brachiosaur eat from the tree even the angle is the same.
Trevorrow and Connolly began work on the script and devised the basic story during a road trip that they took in June 2015, immediately after the release of Jurassic World.
The inclusion of Stygimoloch in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was directly challenged by Jack Horner, as he had proposed the initial theory that it was a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus, despite this, Stygimoloch was kept in and his request was turned down. "It was the one thing I asked to have changed when I read the script, but someone had their mind made up".
One of the first animatronic creatures needed for this film was a full-scale T. rex head and shoulders. ILM sent Neal Scanlan a model of the T. rex from its appearance in Jurassic World (2015), and Scanlan used it to create a full-scale 3D print of these appendages.
The Blue animatronic was visioned to lay down on an table, depicting an animal's injured state, while the character of Zia, operated on the creature. Up to 12 puppeteers, hidden under the operating table, were needed to control the animatronic during filming.
The Indoraptor animatronic consisted of a head and an arm that were used for certain scenes.
Animal motions, like blinking, had to be created with computer technology because they could not be perfected with puppetry.
The a volcano, Mt. Sibo is the core of the plot in the movie, and the main characters are regularly weaving their way in and out of lava flows while dodging dinosaurs. They're often almost touching the lava, seemingly without any adverse consequences. Calculating whether this is realistic is difficult: it depends on the size of the lava flow (which varies a lot in the movie), how close the person is, their clothing type, air flow, the angle of exposure, and a range of other factors. But we can get a back of the envelope idea by looking at what people have done in real life, as shown here and here. Given that the characters are spending extended periods of time seemingly only a few centimetres from the exposed molten lava, it seems unlikely they would have emerged unscathed like they do in the movie.
Continues the brand's tradition with a $185M global promo campaign in media value. That's double the size of the previous partner program for the release of Jurassic World (2015) three years ago, and it outstrips recent summer promo campaigns like Avengers: Infinity War (2018) ($150M+) and last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) ($140M) and ($80M). Overall, nine different partners will be running TV spots, which will remain in play well past Fallen Kingdom's opening day. In total, consumers around the globe will be exposed to 1.3 billion Fallen Kingdom packages in the marketplace, and 1.5M displays. Like Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), the original Jurassic Park (1993) was another textbook example when it came to raising an event pic's profile with prominent promotional partners which then included Ford Explorer and Jolt Cola, and Fallen Kingdom continues that grand drum roll.
When asked how interacting with CGI dinosaurs was, Justice Smith stated; "It's hard because they don't really teach you in acting class how to act with a tennis ball, you know what I mean? Sometimes I like to pretend my character is deathly afraid of tennis balls because it's hard to fully picture the dinosaur so I'm like "what if I make my character have this weird psychosis where he just hates green sticks and tennis balls?" Working with the animatronics its a lot easier because those things are lifelike because they genuinely frighten me sometimes the guys operating it usually like 16 guys operating this thing they all scare me too, Everyone likes messing with me!"
The animatronic for the Indoraptor reveal skin peeling away and a sickly looking mouth, Colin Trevorrow hints that the Indoraptor may be mentally unstable or even sick throughout his appearance in the movie.
In the trailer when Blue breaks through the little girls bedroom wall to fight the Indoraptor it's similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when Rexy breaks through the trees eating one of the gallimimuses and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) when the T-rex breaks through the cargo hold of the S.S. Venture and Jurassic Park III (2001) when the Spinosaurus bursts/breaks through the metal gate to chase after the humans and Jurassic World (2015) when Rexy breaks through the Spinosaurus skeleton to fight the Indominus rex.
Chris Pratt, Toby Jones and Jeff Goldblum have all played characters tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pratt portrays Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Jones portrays Dr. Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger and Goldblum plays Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
Critics and audiences alike noted similarities to the second film in the series, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Reunites Spider-Man 3 (2007) supporting actors James Cromwell and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Shot in 2.40:1 CinemaScope. Director J.A. Bayona explained why he shot in this format, "we wanted to make it bigger and we wanted to make it more epic," during a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set visit. "And I can tell you it looks amazing." CinemaScope has been around since the 1950s, the anamorphic format has continued to this day. In film-industry jargon, the shortened form, 'Scope, is still widely used by both filmmakers and projectionists, although today it generally refers to any 2.35:1, 2.39:1, or 2.40:1 presentation or, sometimes, the use of anamorphic lensing or projection in particular." Steven Spielberg used the taller 1.85:1 for Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) to accommodate the dinosaurs height, and Joe Johnston followed suit with Jurassic Park III (2001), Colin Trevorrow wanted to go even wider for Jurassic World, but settled on 2.00:1. Now, Bayona has decided to go even wider. When it came time to film, Bayona wanted to fill the frame as much as possible. He also wanted to avoid a cinematic look suited for tiny airplane screens. "I think one of the things I'm telling the camera operator all the time is that we need to do a movie that cannot be seen on a plane," said the filmmaker. "So we are using all the format, from the extreme right to the extreme left. We are filling the frame in a beautiful way." Bayona even went as far as to compare the look of Fallen Kingdom to something shot by cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who filmed Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), The Deer Hunter (1978) and McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) "You saw the frames [of a Zsigmond shot film] and they look like paintings," said Bayona, adding: "And Steven [Spielberg], all the Indiana Jones movies and the frames, they look like paintings. And I wanted to have that in this in a Jurassic movie. So we created this big canvas."
Chris Pratt took his 5-year-old son Jack to Universal Studios' Raptor Encounter on Friday May 25th 2018, he tweeted on his Twitter "Gotta love it. Jack went to Universal Studios with his buddy the other day," Pratt wrote in the caption. "He comes home and tells me he met the 'real' raptor trainer. Big shout out to all the park performers out there keepin' it real on a daily basis," Pratt added. "Our kids' smiles say it all. Keep up the good work."
B.D. Wong and Jeff Goldblum previously starred in Jurassic Park. The two were also part of the Law & Order franchise, with Goldblum having played one of the main detectives in Criminal Intent and Wong playing a psychiatrist in Special Victims Unit.
Director J.A. Bayona compared the film to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which were both considered darker than their predecessors.
Colin Trevorrow confirmed that Blue is the only surviving velociraptor from Jurassic World (2015) as the 3 other velociraptors died in the following ways: Charlie-blown up by rpg, Delta-incinerated by grill at Winston's steakhouse, Echo-bitten deeply and thrown away by the Indominus's powerful bite; although there was a popular fan theroy that she survived getting bitten and thrown, because when Blue goes in the direction Echo was thrown a raptor call can be heard but this has already been discredited; Rexy/Roberta is also presumably the last Tyrannosaurus rex. This also applies to the dinosaur population on Isla Nublar in regards to Los Cinco Muertes since it's the last ecosystem populated by dinosaurs on earth, and it's driven even further when only a scarce few of eleven species are saved from the volcanic eruption.
Justice Smith's (Franklin) audition consisted of as he states were "Oh my God, there's a grizzly bear!" I was like "This is a T-Rex." It wasn't that inconspicuous." Daniella Pineda (Zia) audition consisted acting opposite to "lions"
For advice on veterinary procedures and animatronic movements, the filmmakers sought a veterinarian surgeon who had experience with African wildlife, Jonathan Cranston a Gloucestershire veterinarian surgeon was recommended for the position because of his experience with wildlife in South Africa, Cranston advised director J.A. Bayona and the producers on how to choreograph several scenes to accurately depict complex veterinary procedures that involved the dinosaurs, Cranston also worked closely with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith to teach them how to perform such procedures, additionally Cranston advised the puppeteers on creating subtle and authentic animal movements and also worked with Bayona on two scenes, Cranston was on set for 12 days primarily at Pinewood Studios.
To convince the studio that Daniella Pineda was right for the part of Zia, J.A. Bayona had her demonstrate that she could perform comedy and drama scenes as well as improvisation, Pineda auditioned a total of seven times for the director, and producers Belén Atienza and Patrick Crowley before receiving the role and did not meet the cast until she arrived in England during filming.
During the shot when Rexy roars after taking down the smaller carnotaurus, you can briefly hear some of the Disney Carnotaurus' roar from Disneys Dinosaur (2000) before it's cut off by Rexy's.
The T-rex was named "Roberta" by visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett during storyboarding of Jurassic Park (1993) but many fans have accepted her name as "Rexy".
The exterior of the Arcadia, the ship that transports Isla Nublar's dinosaurs to the mainland, was created entirely through computer-generated effects by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The ship's interior was constructed by Nicholson and his team as a large set at Pinewood Studios, and after filming, the set was rebuilt to depict the large rooftop of the Lockwood Estate.
In making the dinosaurs feel more "grounded", in the movie; the production team had taken inspiration from real world elements, treating them less like fantastical creatures and more like animals that might exist in real life. In fact, the movie's veterinary advisor, Jonathan Cranston, added that the physical and emotional pain conveyed by the dinosaurs, in this movie is, was as paramount, in creating how believable they were, as their actual physical designs were. He also incorporated more personality into them, exploring angles to make the characters and the viewers emphasize with them.
J.A. Bayona, who was born in Barcelona during the final year of Franco's dictatorship, was still a teenager when Jurassic Park opened at his local multiplex. He still recalls his sense of elation, seeing realistic dinosaurs on screen for the first time. He never imagined that he would be directing the fifth Jurassic film some 23 years later.
Screenwriter Colin Trevorrow said about the Rexy/Roberta, "We've been following this same character since the beginning; she's the same T. rex that was in Jurassic Park and in Jurassic World. She is iconic--not just because she's a T. rex, but because she's this T. rex."
J.A. Bayona was born when Steven Spielbergs (director of Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)) summer blockbuster, Jaws (1975), came out.
First time since the third film in which the Tyrannosaurus is not just portrayed with CGI but also with animatronics.
Because of its large sound stages, Pinewood Studios was considered perfect for the film's many interior scenes.
The reason Colin Trevorrow didn't direct this movie was because after Jurassic World (2015), Lucasfilm signed him to close out the new Star Wars Trilogy by directing Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) but last fall in the wake of Trevorrow box office bomb The Book of Henry (2017), lucasfilm parted ways with Trevorrow although Trevorrow claims that the decision likely wasn't only based on Book of Henry, it was reported that he had been having creative disagreements with Lucasfilm over the Star Wars script for some time but Book of Henry was a very disappointing follow up to a movie as huge as Jurassic World it's actually ironic as the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) director J.J. Abrams took over Trevorrows duties on episode IX to close out that trilogy after handling the reigns to Rian Johnson for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and now Trevorrow is returning to his own rebooted franchise to bookend that series.
The ILM team referred to the behavior of real life elephants and rhinos to determine how the dinosaurs in this movie should move and behave.
Scenes shot at the business centre in Langley included: Claire's Dinosaur Protection Group office, Owen training his baby raptors, and Owen and Claire attempting to retrieve blood from the sedated T. rex.
The Sinoceratops animatronic was named "Perry" by Bryce Dallas Howard in behind the scenes.
The variants of the baryonyx are much different from the real-life counterparts and the Jurassic World clones. These clones have a crocodilian-like armored back and crocodilian-like underbelly; a long, but broad snout which makes it look like a Caiman; a less pronounced notch in the upper jaw; pronated wrists like all of InGen's cloned theropods; a much smaller thumb claw; and very different teeth, more like a needlefish. The coloration is mostly a drab grey with turquoise, with a creamy white belly, and turquoise blue on the eye orbit and snout.
BD Wong explained why he did another Jurassic Park film [his 3rd] he stated, "I do because of Colin Trevorrow. It would be a rather run-of-the-mill job for me if I wasn't stimulated by his creativity and his ideas. We're not curing the common cold or anything like that, but he is making an attempt to thread this character through and give him a journey that is interesting, dangerous and human in the little screen time he's given, and it's a far cry from the character who was presented in 1993."
Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire Dearing in the film, opened up about returning to the role and how director J.A. Bayona put his stamp on the sequel to the 2015 directed by Colin Trevorrow. "This is a very different film than the last, there's a real sense of horror during the last act," Howard told The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't know how kids will react, because it does get very scary. I love that J.A. was able to take it in a new direction and keep it fresh." Howard has already had discussions with screenwriters Emily Carmichael and Trevorrow about her character's arc in the third film, which Trevorrow is directing for a 2021 release date. "You have to balance your vision for your character with the countless hours that they've spent mapping out the story," Howard said. "It doesn't all take place during the script stage. For this film, Chris and I were working out ideas on set as we shot." Howard wanted to find moments of levity to offset the serious tone of the film. The improv between Howard and Pratt's Owen Grady had the audience laughing during the premiere screening.
Chris Pratt found the sequel gratifying as Owen's relationship with Blue is taken to a deeper emotional level. "We're looking at a relationship that has been going on since Blue came out of her egg. We see Owen's early training videos and it really drives home their bond," Pratt said during the film's after-party. "This is a parent and a child who have gone through a lot." The DNA cloning technology is expanding beyond the park as the island literally burns down in Fallen Kingdom. Pratt believes fans will get everything they love about the dinosaur-driven series, while acknowledging that the franchise is moving in a new direction.
Jeff Goldblum reflected on writer/producer Colin Trevorrows script and how he used lines of dialogue from the Jurassic novels by Michael Crichton. "Colin is a very brilliant man and he wrote a beautiful scene for me. I called him up to share my ideas for the character and we collaborated on it," said Goldblum. "Then J.A. Bayona and I got together. He's very passionate about the themes of anti-greed and anti-militarism and pro science. It was a great shoot."
When Maisie Lockwood is attempting to hide from the Indoraptor she climbs into a dumb waiter (a lift found in many stately homes and mansions for transporting food and other items from the servant quarters) and tries to pull the door closed in a clear reference to Lex attempting to hide from the Raptors in the kitchen.
The entire film crew including Chris Pratt spoke fondly of Blue the velociraptor, "Blue's still my favorite," Pratt said on the carpet outside of Walt Disney Concert Hall. "She's always going to be my favorite." Though the raptors in the last movie were largely portrayed by men in suits, in the sequel beloved theropod Blue is mostly played by an animatronic (a robotic device used to emulate a human or animal). "The animatronic dinosaur Blue is just really breathtaking puppetry, artistry," said Pratt. "Ten or twelve people operate this half-a-million-dollar puppet. (It's) really, really remarkable." Daniella Pineda, who plays veterinarian Zia in the new movie, said she was blown away by how lifelike her reptilian scene partner was. "It would sweat, its eyes would dilate if hit by light, it had pulsing veins, it felt like reptile skin. It was just the most realistic thing that I'd ever worked with, and it felt like I was working with a real animal, I think it cost like four Bentleys to make, or something crazy like that." Moviegoers will likely be impressed by the clawed creature, and also feel affection toward her like they would their own dog. That's by design, according to visual effects supervisors David Vickery and Alex Wuttke. "It's definitely doglike. You look at the way Blue cocks her head and looks up at you. It's exactly like a dog," Vickery said at the premiere. "You're trying to sort of connect the dinosaur with things that you understand as a human." "A lot of the acting comes through the eyes. It's true of human actors. It's also very true for the dinosaurs," Wuttke added. "So there's a lot of expression built into Blue's eyes. We spent a lot of time just working on the physics of how light transmits through the eye and focuses." "We learned a lot from the last movie," said "Jurassic World" director-turned-"Falling Kingdom"-producer Colin Trevorrow at the event Tuesday. "We definitely learned that if we were able to afford more animatronics, we would use them. And we could because the first movie did alright."
There was controversy regarding Roberta/Rexy height in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stack up, Well, the largest T-Rex skeleton found to date is named "Sue" (although we don't know if it was a male or female dinosaur). Sue measures 3.66 metres tall at the hips. Chris Pratt , whose height estimates vary but is around 6'2, 1.88 metres tall (he's a bit closer to the camera than Rexy but let's assume they're the same distance for simplicity). T-rex hip height = screen height ratio × Chris Pratt Height = (10.55cm / 4.88cm) × 1.88m = 4.06m So that's about 10% oversized. Factoring in the likelihood of there being T-Rexes larger than Sue (we have only found a small number of T-Rex skeletons, so it's unlikely we've found the largest ones), and the extra skin and muscle, this looks like the film-makers have got the size spot on.
During a recent visit to Entertainment Weekly Radio with costar Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt revealed that it was none other than the Spider-Man: Homecoming star who spoiled the entire plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for him. The young actor spilled the beans while he and Pratt were working on the same lot shooting their respective Marvel projects. As for how he became privy to the top-secret details of the blockbuster franchise, Pratt shared that, "Tom, of course, knows [Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director] J.A. Bayona because of the film The Impossible -- Tom was the young guy in that movie." Soon after Bayona gave Holland a detailed account of the story line, he shared every detail with Pratt. "He told me the whole story, so I heard it right from Tom Holland first. And then when I read the script, I was like, Yeah, he wasn't messing with me, this is all real."
Rafe Spall is the second Life of Pi (2012) actor to star in a Jurassic Park movie after Irrfan Khan in Jurassic World.
Justice Smith (Franklin Webb) is the same age as Nick Robinson who played Zack Mitchell in Jurassic World (2015) except Nick Robinson is 5 months older than him both were born 1995.
To promote the film the website dinosaurprotectiongroup was created by the filmmakers and to adopt a dinosaur.
J.A. Bayona said filming the gyrosphere was the most challenging because it was filmed in different continents; Hawaii and England, Pinewood Studios the scene where the gyrosphere with Claire and Franklin goes over the cliff into the water, in Hawaii the Edge Arm was used to film the actors riding in the gyrosphere as it was hauled by a trailer to simulate its movement, in England, an outdoor rollercoaster track with a drop was constructed for the gyrosphere which Howard and Smith rode in to shoot the scene in which the gyrosphere plummets off the cliff and into the water, the final portion was shot at pinewood studios with a large indoor tank to simulate the gyrosphere being underwater; Justice Smith saw the layout of the rollercoaster and stated, "OMG it's so steep" but said it was his favorite scene being filmed in the movie".
Producer Frank Marshall revealed J.A. Bayona was who they initially approached to direct Jurassic World (2015) However, Bayona didn't feel he could deliver the film the right way under the given time constraints: He said, "I need a lot of time. I know what I need. I need my prep time. I have a certain process I go through and all that. And I just don't think I can do it,'" says Marshall. "'So thanks, but no thanks.'" But when it came time to make this film, Marshall went back to Bayona and this time the filmmaker was ready to make the jump, producer Patrick Crowley told SlashFilm that Bayona sparked to The plans for this new Jurassic trilogy: "Colin Trevorrow is the architect of the second one and the third one and he and J.A. hit it off,so J.A. then felt much more comfortable he liked the original Jurassic World and he knew the direction Colin wanted to go in, so it wasn't as if it was just some script that he had tried to adapt, and they kind of shared ideas together so that was a big kind of thing".
When Owen, Claire and Maisie are hiding behind a counter in the museum as the Indoraptor is looking for them is a clear homage to Jurassic Park (1993) when the velociraptors hunt for Lex and Tim in the kitchen.
Approximately 2,500 girls were interviewed for the role of Maisie Lockwood, Ruby Barnhill was also considered for the part having worked with Steven Spielberg on The BFG (2016) the part eventually went to Isabella Sermon marking her film debut.
During shooting, Edge Arm driver and stuntman Dean Bailey clocked in at more than 100mph to capture the cast in action.
The Indoraptor's shadow cast on the wall of Maisie's bedroom and it tapping its talon on the floor, in the same manner as the Big One in the original Jurassic Park (1993).
Hoskins outlines his plans for a miniaturized version of the Indominus rex to Claire and Owen shortly before his death. These plans are realized through the creation of the Indoraptor.
The Indominus rex's skeleton is discovered at the bottom of the Mosasaurus enclosure, confirming her death at the end of Jurassic World (2015).
Scenes were filmed on sets at Hawley Common, also in Hampshire, where the exterior of Lockwood's mansion was built, as well as a mainland loading dock where the dinosaurs are brought.
The interior of the multi-floor Lockwood Estate was built entirely on sound stages at Pinewood Studios. The estate set included Eli Mills' office, Dr. Wu's large underground laboratory, an underground dinosaur containment facility, separate bedrooms belonging to Benjamin and Maisie Lockwood, and a large library with dinosaur skeletons and artifacts. When filming was completed in the Lockwood library, the set was redecorated and converted into the estate's underground garage, where the dinosaur auction takes place.
Production designer Andy Nicholson previsualized each of the sets that he and his team built to ensure they would be large enough for the intended scenes, stating, "Someone can tell you a Velociraptor is X-feet long, but until you see it in the space, you can't appreciate what that means in terms of your set and the action that needs to take place within it."
New research suggests that real dinosaurs were more colorful and brighter than previously thought.
Neal Scanlan stated that animatronics were not best for every scene: "In some ways it will have an impact on your shooting schedule; you have to take time to film with an animatronic. In the balance, we ask ourselves if it is economically and artistically more valuable to do it that way, or as a post-production effect. Once we have looked at each particular case, with the director and the VFX supervisor we decide whether--because of the environment or the circumstances--it is the right way to go practically."
Colin Trevorrow noted that the T-rex "is kind of a hero to us" at this point, and J.A. Bayona was eager to expound on the giant lizard's cultural symbolism. "She represents the result of our sins towards science," Bayona said. "She's the monster to remind us that we're doing the wrong thing with dinosaurs. Every time we cross a red line, we have the impact of the T-rex there to remind us that we're not doing the right thing!"
Colin Trevorrow revealed that Jeff Goldblum will look more authentic looking than his previous two appearances, he stated "Thanks to advances in cinematic technology and digital imaging, as well as real-life biological and morphological discoveries made during the years of studying Jeff Goldblum since his appearance in the original Jurassic Park films, the Jeff Goldblum in Fallen Kingdom will be the most authentic-looking representation of Jeff Goldblum to ever appear on a movie screen," said executive producer Colin Trevorrow, explaining that the filmmakers invited UCLA blumologists to Industrial Light & Magic to ensure that Jeff Goldblum's features, musculature, coloration, and gait were all realistic down to the last detail. "We've always prided ourselves on making movies that look and feel lifelike, and it's safe to say that Fallen Kingdom filmgoers will be wowed by how real Jeff Goldblum appears in this one. Visual effects have come so far from previous, less natural depictions of Jeff Goldblum, such as in the original Jurassic Park in which Steven Spielberg used two men in a Jeff Goldblum costume. At the same time, exciting finds by experts have enabled us to recreate Jeff Goldblum as he really lived--for example, until recently, we had no idea that he was covered in feathers." Treverrow also hinted that producers were already planning a Jurassic World sequel featuring a realistic depiction of a genetically modified half-human, half-Jeff Goldblum hybrid."
Tyrannosaurus was originally going to be the main antagonistic dinosaur in Disney's Dinosaur (2000) until they replaced it with Carnotaurus who's also in this movie.
The Gyrosphere containing Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Franklin (Justice Smith) that plunges off the cliff and into the watery depths amid a stampede of dinosaurs on Isla Nublar forcing Owen (Chris Pratt) to jump in to save them, was staged in a big tank of water, overseen by diving instructor Peter Harcourt, who had advised underwater sequences for the last four Bond films, The Mummy, and the last two Mission: Impossible movies. "Ranking me against Tom Cruise's underwater work, like how much better am I?" asks Pratt. "Significantly better, or just, like a ton better?" "Oh, well, that's not my place," responded the humble Harcourt, filming in the tank lasted one week and required 85 crew members.
Colin Trevorrow stated once it would be interesting seeing a Jurassic Park film made by one of several Spanish horror film directors, whose names he did not mention.
Geraldine Chaplin appeared in the film Chaplin (1992) for director Richard Attenborough, who appeared in the original Jurassic Park (1993).
In the trailer, when Claire asks Owen "Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?" while observing an infant triceratops with it's mother, a few notes from the Jurassic Park (1993) OST are heard.
Owen (Chris Pratt) not wanting to go back to Isla Nublar after the events of Jurassic World (2015) but relenting when he finds out Blue is alive makes him similar to Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) who's also in this movie, in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) who after the events of Jurassic Park (1993) was against going to Isla Sorna to document the dinosaurs in their natural habitat ultimately relenting when he finds out his ex girlfriend Sarah is already on the island and similar to Alan Grant (Sam Neill) who was against going to Isla Sorna in Jurassic Park III (2001).
Rexy/Roberta is the second Tyrannosaurus to be tranquilized, first was the "Buck" Tyrannosaur who was tranquilized by Roland Tembo with concentrated carfentanil in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
Daniella Pineda recalled a funny story about Frank Marshall and a cup of coffee, she explained, " this may have been the first or second day I was on set so I'd already had a heart attack at the table because people get fired at the table and I was like 'oh shit" I was having like just total aneurysms and then yeah it was either the first or second day and so far I'm having a winning streak with producer "Frank Marshall and we're talking he's giving me a history of how Nike got introduced to Back to the Future (1985) and all of these sort of like weird cinematic esoteric facts that only like Frank Marshall could like cook up and talk about make it interesting anyway so he walks up to me and I didn't notice, there's a chair next to me I had set this fresh hot coffee down and I went to get something in my bag and Frank walks up to me and he's like "you know Daniella I've been meaning to tell you"- and then he turns around and sits on the coffee and it fucking like compresses and explodes he's like "oh" and I'm like... I just sprayed hot coffee all over one of the most powerful producers ass I'm going to get fired and I- and Patrick Crowley was there just like.... And then right at that moment a P.A. came up to me and was like "Hi Daniella we need you on set" and it all happened so fast, so I had to leave Marshall who i dont know to this day whether he got any third degree burns from that coffee, and then I went to producer Belén Atienza and I was like the nicest human being, I was like "Belen, please don't fire me and she was like "it's okay it's too expensive". ."
Baryonyx (a crocodile-like dinosaur) hiding out in a sewer pipe is a nod to the popular urban legend, alligators in the sewers.
When the Carnotaurus appears near the gyrosphere and appears to look directly closeup at Claire and Franklin is a callback to Jurassic Park (1993) when Roberta/Rexy approaches the Ford Explorer with Tim and Lex who shines a flashlight directly into Rexys eye when she is directly at eye level with Lex.
Zia (Daniella Pineda) is similar to Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) Sarah being specialized in animal behavior (lions,jackals,hyenas) also including dinosaurs, while Zia being a paleo-veterinarian both looking after and caring for the dinosaurs, she could also be compared to Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) a paleo-botanist from Jurassic Park (1993) who also showed concern for the sick Triceratops.
J.A. Bayona elaborated on the impact of the Indoraptor, and went on to say: "I think the audience is going to enjoy the Indoraptor. It's a terrifying creature involved in some of the best parts of the movie. I think we all remember some of the terrifying scenes we saw when watching Steven Spielberg's first Jurassic Park film, and the Indoraptor will take the audience to very similar, high tension moments."
Director J.A. Bayona is promising fans more dinosaurs in the sequel, many of whom fans have never seen before. The director, a newcomer to the series, sets the stage for his dino-action by saying: "This is, without a doubt, a Jurassic movie with more dinosaurs than any of the others. We have all the dinosaurs from the first film and we've added new ones that I think fans will deeply appreciate such as the Carnotaurus, Baryonyx, Sinoceratops and the Allosaurus. One, the kids will probably remember, is the Stygimolich, who is very fun and gives us some comedic moments. And I'm especially fond of a new hybrid dinosaur that we have designed: The Indoraptor."
When Rexy/Roberta wakes up from her tranqualized state from the cargo container is similar to The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) when the "Buck" Tyrannosaurus wakes up from it drugged state and breaks out of the cargo hold of the SS Venture.
Licensing partners included Mattel, Lego, and Funko, all of which created toys based on the film. Mattel produced a variety of toys, including dinosaurs and action figures, as well as Barbie dolls featuring the likeness of Pratt and Howard as their characters. A mobile app titled Jurassic World Facts was released as a tie-in to Mattel's dinosaur toys, which included symbols that could be scanned to collect facts about each creature. Lego is expected to release 13 Lego sets based on the film. A video game, Jurassic World Evolution, is scheduled to be released simultaneously with the film. A two-part virtual reality miniseries titled Jurassic World: Blue was released for Oculus VR headsets as a film tie-in. It was created by Felix & Paul Studios and Industrial Light and Magic, and features Blue on Isla Nublar at the time of the volcanic eruption
J.A. Bayona states the second half "moves to a totally different environment that feels more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element, which I love, concept of gothic suspense for the film was influenced by Alfred Hitchcock films as well as Dracula (1979).
By October 2015, director J.A. Bayona was being considered to direct the film, although he chose instead to direct World War Z 2, a project to which he had already signed on. In January 2016, it was reported that Bayona could be a candidate to direct the film after he left the World War Z sequel.
Franklin (Justice Smith) is similar to Eddie Carr (Richard Schiff) from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) both are experts in electronics and technology, Eddie being a field equipment expert and Franklin being a system analyst and IT technician and graduate of MIT and both are portrayed as kind of timid and Lex Murphy (Ariana Richards) from Jurassic Park (1993) as both are depicted as being computer hackers.
Chris Pratt stated that the film involved significantly more stunts than its predecessor.
The film's opening sequence was filmed through the night and involved helicopters, rain machines, and lightning simulators to depict a thunderstorm.
Filming had also taken place in a nearby He'eia jungle for the scenes where Owen searches and locates Blue.
J.A. Bayona described the opening scene as a "massive action piece" that resembled the prologues used in James Bond films.
J.A. Bayona said about filming a Jurassic Park film, "It's great to have others to ask for advice. You put yourself in service of the saga or the franchise when you take on one of these movies, you want to make the best Jurassic movie possible. You're not coming in to hijack Steven Spielberg's baby or Colin's baby. For me, as a director, it was very exciting to be in charge of the second episode. For me, the story is established and I'm the person who gets to turn the Jurassic World upside-down. It's very interesting to do a chapter that's very different to anything that's been done before." Being put in the service of Jurassic World means that Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic Park movies, watches your dailies. That's not as intimidating as it sounds, says Bayona. "I was always a huge fan of Steven Spielberg. I grew up watching his films, and I'm a huge fan of his craft. So it was an incredible opportunity to get to work with him. Having him sit down and go over the shots I was going to do and the shots I had done and listening to his always enthusiastic responses was very, very special. I felt very supported and empowered by Steven all the time. He has a quality about him that makes you feel like you're the most important person in the room. And I really appreciated that."
Toby Jones (Gunnar Eversol) likens his character to that of "a rogue arms dealer; he sees profits in selling these creatures as weapons. He is totally morally neutral about whatever he is selling. He is only interested in whether or not it will make him a profit."
J.A. Bayona was aware that the previous movie was accused of sexism by many critics following its release, with several reviews mocking the fact that Bryce Dallas Howard was required to wear high heels throughout the action-packed story. As a result, he decided to put more focus on her character this time around and give her a more central role in the plot. "Of course, there was a lot of criticism on the first movie, and we all were very aware of it," he detailed in an interview with Den of Geek. "But, for me, it was (a) natural thing to give more to the character of Claire because all my movies, I always had a female character in the center. So, for me it was the most natural thing to do, focus on Claire at the same level that Owen." "Sometimes, just replacing the lead character for a woman instead of a man, suddenly the story gets better,"
Bayona described the second half of the movie -- as "more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element." "It has a wonderfully, deliciously scary third act," noted none other than Steven Spielberg himself, executive producer of Fallen Kingdom. "J.A. knows how to create terror, but he also knows how to orchestrate it so you're not brutalized by it, and he has the gift of restraint. But when he needs to open up the throttle, he really knows how." Pratt added that although they strove to "tonally match the previous movies," the sequel is also "going off in a new direction."
For the script's structure, Colin Trevorrow said he had been inspired by Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015), in which two seemingly unrelated stories "collide in the middle, and move on together." Trevorrow was also inspired by Three Days of the Condor (1975), stating, "It's one of those places where you think you know what the score is, and then everything changes, and then suddenly you don't know who to trust."
At 128 mins, this is the second longest Jurassic Park movie, the longest is The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) at 129 mins.
When asked what was it about the Jurassic Park francise that it endured for so long, BD Wong exclaims, "The childhood fantasy. Dinosaurs are always going to be wonderfully fascinating to us, so it combines that childhood fascination and the threat of interacting with dinosaurs in modern day. The formula, you can't beat it. Nothing comes close to it. There's nothing in the history of the Earth that we can compare it to, that we can juxtapose in the same way. The idea that today's technology could bring about such a juxtaposition is fascinating, and terrifying, to people. We don't really see it happening, in our heart of hearts, but it feels so weird. So, we are transported and there's this kind of joy and fear thing that happens. One of the signifying elements of the brand is that moment of seeing the dinosaurs for the first time at the beginning of the movie. That moment of fascination of beauty, brilliance, life is a part of the brand. That will happen in every movie in some way or another. That is a complete 180-degree shift of what happens 45 minutes later in the movie where everyone is running and being eaten."
In "Passengers", Chris Pratt's character ( Jim Preston ) promises, "I could build a house, and live in it" ; in this movie, his character ( Owen Grady ) is building a house. Owen and Claire split up, because she didn't want to live in a van ; perhaps if he can finish his house, they can get back together.
When Roberta/Rexy wakes up she snaps a chain connector rather effortlessly, now Roberta/Rexy is a massive 8 ton powerful creature, but is this realistic assuming the connector isnt faulty, it looks like the connector is held in place by a threaded screw, in which case we can examine the thread stripping strength of screws at which point the thread shears off and the connector fails, using a thread length of 50mm (estimate) an M8 bolt and steel with a shear strength of 270MPA calculating the required shear force using this calculator, with the answer a force of 144.82KN- or a static force equivalent to holding up a weight of 14.77 tons, this weight is heavier than Roberta/Rexy but she isn't just hanging off the chain, it can exert a dynamic load which is a multiple of it's weight: so Roberta/Rexy shearing and breaking the bolt is quite possible.
The machine gun Owen and Claire shoot at the Indoraptor with is a laser sighted SIG SG 552.
Speaking about Ted Levines character, Director J.A. Bayona said, "he came with this idea of creating this kind of military man. he just wanted to portray the most hateable character possible and he was so creative on set trying to give ideas bringing story notes to make this character more and more hatetable.
The carnotaurus clones look different from their real-life counterparts. They were slightly oversized, had a broader snout, had pronated wrists like all of InGen's cloned theropods, claws on all four fingers rather than just three of the four of the originals, and the speed was reduced. The clones' coloration was a subdued red with several black marks across its entire body.
The stygimoloch is smaller than the Pachycephalosaurus, but is more robust with a very thick neck. It has pronated wrists with claws on all five digits. The coloring is mostly reddish, with an creamy underbelly, some black lightning marks on its back and head, a white dome, dark grey spikes, a dark grey streak around its dome, dark grey and dark brown patterning all over the body.
BD Wong stated he doesnt see Henry Wu as a villian explaining, "I think it's kind of reductive or simplistic to call him a villain, but I think he definitely does make some choices that are extremely controversial. I do think he's motivated by his love for science and his own ego, which is well supported by his massive achievements. He's really kind of a genius and he really is responsible for this alleged technology creating these creatures. I think he turns a blind eye to the human suffering that comes as a result because he thinks he's looking at some bigger picture. I think that's his Achilles heel and it will remain to be seen if he can overcome that. He's painted into quite a corner in Fallen Kingdom -- it will be interesting to see how people react to that".
When asked if their were any similarities between himself and his character BD Wong stated, "I think he's very fascinating and he has a very healthy ego. He believes in his own talent and I think he has been encouraged by the people who appreciate what he does. I think he doesn't take no for an answer. I think he thinks, in a certain way, there's a nobility in what he's doing to mankind. I, as an actor, think you can be a messenger to interesting ideas or help shift people's opinions about things. I don't think of myself on the same level that he does, but I do feel there is something potentially helpful about what a storyteller can do".
J.A. Bayona whose previous work includes The Orphanage and A Monster Calls, does give his prehistoric creatures a smidge of satirical bite. have already noted that during the televised Senate briefings, a BBC news crawl includes, "US president questions the existence of dinosaurs in the first place", a little jape at the weird habit my country's ruling party has of denying scientific reality to appease the mouth-breathing morons that make up their base. There's also a not very subtle line later in the film, when Zia the paleo-veterinarian gives some lip to the greedy, violent, kidnapping mercenary "What a nasty woman," he sighs. This greatest hit from the Trump-Clinton debates was met with groans by many in the crowd when I saw the film, but is further evidence that some kind of metaphor is mixed into the movie's DNA. It's all leading to the big finish. Once everyone gets off the island and trucks to the Dark Shadows-esque Lockwood Manor, we see what the evil Rafe Spall and Toby Jones are planning. (Sorry, my British friends, you make for good screen villains, what can I say?) They've yanked dinosaurs off the deserted park island not to rescue them from extinction, but to auction them off to the highest bidder! Among the buyers, an "arms dealer from Slovenia". Does the specificity of that small eastern European nation have any significance, or is it just coincidentally the First Lady's birthplace? Raising the stakes, we learn that returning Jurassic Park scientist Dr Henry Wu has been hard at work on his most dangerous creation yet: the Indoraptor, a mix of the last film's Indominous rex and a Velociraptor. It's presented as just a prototype; a sociopathic experiment not quite ready to be let out of the cage just yet. The auctioneers claim it will soon be a highly effective weapon, easily directed by a shiny red light and a loud noise. Naturally, it immediately becomes uncontrollable. But before the bidding and ultimate sale to "the gentlemen from Russia" can begin, the Indoraptor needs to make its formal debut. Here's where Bayona goes all in. The chrome doors open and, lit from behind with an off-blue hue, the untamable beast, the agent of destruction, the planet's existential crisis for the next four years (or until the next movie comes out) emerges in silhouette. The image is a reproduction of Donald John Trump's entrance at the Republican National Convention in 2016. "We're gonna win, we're gonna win so big," belched the future president. "Skreeeeeeeik," goes the Indoraptor. Dinosaur enthusiasts were perturbed that Jurassic World did not update the earlier films' look to include feathers on the dinosaur, which would be in line with more recent scientific understanding. Fallen Kingdom's Indoraptor is the first to include feathers (hair?) on the dome, and while this could be considered a concession to paleontological punters, I think it's clear that this is the final piece of the puzzle. A nod to the ridiculous mop that sits atop the head of the most powerful scaly beast, um, I mean, most powerful person on the planet.
Bayona's favorite Jurassic scene comes from Spielberg's 1997 sequel The Lost World, when the truck hangs off the cliff. This scene was also Trevorrow's favorite moment. "When Julianne Moore is on the glass and it's slowly cracking, it's one of the best suspense sequences ever," said Trevorrow. For the third film, Trevorrow is building off Fallen Kingdom's themes. "This film is about responsibility, and Claire and Owen realizing that they share some responsibility for the things that have happened. The third film is about redemption."
Colin Trevorrow pushed Michael Giacchino for an emotional score that would serve as the film's backbone, referring to it as "going to Dino Church." Giacchino found the evolving tone of Bayona's film to be an exciting challenge. "The film starts out like what you expect a Jurassic film to be, but it quickly evolves into a scary, tense, Gothic pool of craziness," said Giacchino. "I was heavily influenced by Bernard Herrmann growing up, and at the end of the film with the Gothic choir you feel like you're in an old horror film."
Bryce Dallas Howard shared one of the less flashy aspects of filming: there were no toilets. The franchise films in Hawaii's Kualoa Ranch, which does not feature facilities in most areas. As such, they had to drop trow and take care of business the old fashioned way. So, there's this thing called nature. Yeah, and everything that comes out of our bodies is natural. So... there's no toilet! That's my way of saying there is no toilet.
Jake Johnson revealed why he didn't return for the Jurassic World sequel, stating, "I am not part of the universe. I didn't have a contract that was more than one movie. That would be a question for the leads of that. I am not in 'Jurassic World 2' either. The way my contracts work is I do one movie at a time.
James Cromwell compared Donald Trump to a T-rex, stating "We could actually change the minds of the people who support the dinosaur we have in the White House right now. There's no reaching him -- it's like reaching a T-rex -- but we can change the people who are enthralled by this fiction. We can point out the truth. We can let them know we hear them. We hear what their problems are, and we're willing to address them, to do anything to make their lives better and livable."
BD Wong spoke of his character's actions, Wong stated that "he's motivated by his love for science and his own ego, which is well supported by his massive achievements. He's really kind of a genius and he really is responsible for this alleged technology creating these creatures. I think he turns a blind eye to the human suffering that comes as a result because he thinks he's looking at some bigger picture."
Justice Smith tried to turn down his first blockbuster role as Franklin Webb, not because he didn't want to do the movie in which he adeptly supports the main characters, Smith grew up with the series, obsessively watching the original Jurassic Park trilogy on DVD during family road trip with his eight brothers and sisters, "I loved them", he stresses, but when the screen test invite came, he'd just landed a role in the off-broadway play Yen, by Anna Jordan as one half of a dysfunctional brotherly duo alongside Lucas Hedges, he fell in love with the character so he politely declined his shot at one of the summers biggest releases and was counteroffered with the part outright, "I was like, 'Wow that's very nice at the same time I really still want to do this play, Smith stated while gesticulating with the enthusiasm of a dye in the wool theater kid, "I'm a young actor about to say no to Jurassic?! This could ruin my career!" He managed to do both the movie and play.
The largest species of Mosasaurus reached lengths of 17m: so this is pushing the limits a bit more, at 25% oversized, but acceptable for storytelling purposes. guessing prehistoric creatures were sufficiently huge and crazy that even Hollywood didn't feel the need to make them "larger than life". Mosasaurus length = screen length ratio × human height = 28.08cm / 2.36cm × 1.8m = 21.4m.
In one scene, a Pteranodon flies in, picks up a fully armed man, and flies off fairly effortlessly. Now, we don't have them around anymore, but we do have large birds of flight such as the bald eagle. The best estimates and observations of a bald eagle put its lifting power at around one-third to one-half of its body weight. Pteranodon weight is apparently very difficult to estimate, with a range of 25-50kg: making it unlikely they could lift a 90kg male. But the largest pterosaurs (bigger than in this movie scene) may have weighed as much as 180-250kg - making it plausible that they could, in full flight, pick up and carry an adult man.
In one scene the mosaurus jumps out of the water, this might seem an incredible feat, but modern humpback whales are only a little bit smaller and can get much of their body out of the water.
According to Vickery, Blue's movements were designed to resemble a dog: "You look at the way Blue cocks her head and looks up at you. It's exactly like a dog. You're trying to sort of connect the dinosaur with things that you understand as a human."
Among the puppeteer dinosaurs were baby velociraptors [Blue, Delta, Echo, Charlie], which were used for a scene with Pratt.
A pteranodon is shown flying off with an armed security guard which is similar to Jurassic Park III (2001) when a pteranodon flies off with Eric Kirby (Trevor Morgan).
Like all of InGen's cloned theropods, Allosaurus had pronated wrists. The Allosaurus clones are mostly dark blueish-grey with yellow underbellies, yellow stripes on the face and neck, a yellow circle around its eye orbit, white markings and faded red on their crests.
Rafe Spall was cast after being in The BFG (2016) which was directed by the executive producer of this film Steven Spielberg.
Fans have given the Indoraptor the nickname "Yellow" due to the yellow stripes on its body to contrast Blue.
In the trailer Gunnar Eversol says about the Indoraptor, "This is the most dangerous creature, that ever walked the Earth!" is slightly similar in dialogue to The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) when Roland says to Nick about the Tyrannosaurus being "The greatest predator that ever lived"
On The Graham Norton Show (2007) with Graham Norton and Thandie Newton from Westworld (2016), Chris Pratt said he's "certain" that he and co-star Bryce Dallas Howard were swimming in urine while filming the beach scene, he stated "Boy I tell you, they put a lot of chlorine in the water," Pratt said on Friday night. "Because you've got a crew of about 85 people just pissing in this pool... We didn't have time for people to pee." "So you knew people were peeing?" Newton ask, also revealing a hilarious "pee face." "I'm certain," Pratt replied. "Well I mean, you're not supposed to pee in the pool, but no one got out. And I know because I had to be underwater with my eyes open ... as if I could see with my eyes open under water." The "Westworld" star then asked Pratt if he relieved himself in the water. "I actually shit myself," he replied. "Time is money on a movie like this." Norton asked Howard if she peed in the pool. The actress was embarrassed, so Pratt helped her out saying, "You didn't pee, Claire peed." "Every time you've said that for the last like seven months," Howard said. "I'm just so deeply ashamed.
Tom Holland who previously worked on The Impossible (2012) which was also directed by J.A. Bayona had discussed having a possible role in the film but he didnt believe he would be available for filming because of scheduling conflicts with Avengers: Infinity War (2018) which also stars Chris Pratt.
Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) is similar to John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) both going from capitalist to naturalist in four years and 3½ years both also wanting to save the dinosaurs In John's case protecting them from being taken away from thir natural habitat by having the Gatherers document them. In Claire's case saving the dinosaurs from the volcano erupting by forming the D.P.G. which turns out taking the dinosaurs off the island to be auction off an ironic call-back to the second one.
Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) is similar to Cathy Bowman (Camilla Belle) from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) both getting attacked or frightened by a dinosaur; Cathy being attacked by the compsognathus's, and Maisie being frightened by the Indoraptor.
J.A. Bayona stated about creating a new dinosaur the Indoraptor, "The Jurassic Park movies were not fantasies, the original Michael Crichton novels they are grounded in reality the series is based in real scientific theories all of the dinosaurs even the ones that we've invented are based on what we know about dinosaurs all of the details are taken from real animals, that doesn't preclude a little artistic license in addition to a Squadron of puppeteers and animatronic experts the Indoraptor was formed by chatting with paleontology mad kids, these consultants were keen to overthrow the conservative color scheme that has defined the representation of obsolete lizards on-screen in this film, black is the new grey-green, so many children play with dinosaurs in their rooms we had a lot of expertise on the film but the opinion of kids I almost value even more because they're so honest I was interested in the way they talk about dinosaurs they talk about textures and colors I wanted to create a dinosaur that would be very memorable and very scary for them, I wanted to create something that was very dark almost black with very white teeth so that when you see it in the dark It's, very effective just a set of eyes and teeth".
The first Jurassic Park film to have a post credit scene, making it similar to Terminator Genisys (2015), the first Terminator movie to have a post credit scene. The latter came out the same year as Jurassic World (2015).
The global marketing campaign included nine partners which aired television commercials and sold products to promote the film. The partners included Dairy Queen, Doritos, Dr Pepper, Ferrero SpA, Jeep, Juicy Fruit, Kellogg's, M&M's, and Skittles. Total, the campaign consisted of 1.3 billion items to promote the film including 100 million boxes of Kellogg's products, 15 million packages of Kinder Joy candy by Ferrero, and marketed soda cans featuring images of the film's dinosaurs by Dr Pepper.
Marks the second time baby juvenile Velociraptors [Blue, Delta, Echo, Charlie] are shown, the first time being in Jurassic Park (1993) where the baby Velociraptor hatches from the egg.
A stunt involving the T-rex animatronic was filmed near the river Thames in the UK.
For Super Bowl LII (2018), Colin Trevorrow directed a Jeep commercial starring Jeff Goldblum and featuring a T. rex. Within 24 hours of its release, the commercial received 39.7 million online views, which was more than any film trailer that was watched online following its Super Bowl LII television debut.
The orange counter-shaded coloration of the Stygimoloch matches the incarnation from Warpath: Jurassic Park (1999).
Though this film is the fifth in the franchise, it specifically identifies itself as the sequel to Jurassic World (2015).
Second time that a man named Owen is dragged to a Jurassic Park site to thwart corporate forces attempting to capture the dinosaurs for purposes that will endanger the mainland. The first was Vince Vaughn who played Nick Van Owen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
When Rexy wakes up in the cargo container in the closeup of her eye opening fully is exactly similar to Jurassic Park (1993) when Lex shines the flashlight directly into her eye when she approaches the Ford Explorer and Jurassic World (2015) when the indominus attacks the gyrosphere with Gray and Zack in it and in one closeup shows the Indominus's eye looking sinisterly at them.
Franklin (Justice Smith) wears glasses similar looking to Lowery Cruthers (Jake Johnson) from Jurassic World (2015) and Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) from Jurassic Park (1993).
Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) is similar to Peter Ludlow (Arliss Howard) from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) both wanting to expose or exploit the dinosaurs but with different agendas Ludlow- wanting the dinosaurs shipped to San Diego for a dinosaur zoo, Mills- wanting the dinosaurs saved and shipped off the island so they can be auctioned off.
Scott Mendelson of Forbes magazine said: "The consensus was that Jurassic World would be the second-biggest movie of the summer, behind Avengers: Age of Ultron. The conventional wisdom was that it would open to around $125 million, potentially leg it to $350m domestic and take a shot at $1 billion worldwide. And even with decent (but not superlative) reviews and a fondness for the IP, it wasn't until I walked into a nearly-full Friday IMAX showing that I realized something was up. Like Spider-Man back in 2002, Jurassic World shocked us all by not just making most of the money, but indeed making all the money. Armed with good reviews, franchise nostalgia, the inherent appeal of a dinosaur park gone awry and kid-friendly, Chris Pratt fresh off LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy, Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World opened with $208 million domestic. And since it was a pretty good, very IMAX-friendly popcorn entertainment; it legged it all summer long to the tune of $652m domestic and $1.671 billion worldwide on a $150m budget. It is to Universal's relative credit that A) Jurassic World contained few notions about where Jurassic World 2 would end up as well as B) the wait for a once-standard three-years between installments; however, the variables were different this time. The killer hook "the park is open" was replaced, by the more generic, "the park is gone." And the film, at a glance, looks like a loose riff on The Lost World (at least for its first half). To the extent that the fandom, the general audiences, and the casually curious saw Jurassic World in theaters three years ago; you also need to account for folks who didn't like the movie and won't be back this time out. Couple that with the slow overseas expansion pattern, and expectations should be in check. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom "only" makes what the first film was supposed to make (a $130-150 million debut, a $350m total, $850-$900m worldwide) should not be considered a failure, especially as it still was budgeted under $200m and was still considered good. Even a Lost World-sized comedown gets it to $418m domestic and $1.1 billion global. Heck, Fate of the Furious dropped 1/3 from Furious 7, domestically, but was almost dead even with FF7 overseas. There is a lot of wiggle room for this one; however, there is little shame in Jurassic World 2 merely living up to the pre-release expectations of Jurassic World."
Justice Smith hopes that he would handle a dinosaur better than his fictional counterpart. "If dinosaurs existed, I would be afraid, but I will say that Franklin is a heightened version of me. Maybe I'm just saying that to hang onto the sliver of masculinity that i have left," Smith joked. Smith hopes that the characters comes into his own skin and toughens up for the third film, although he has no idea if he will return.
The film is the sequel to Jurassic World (2015) and is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy.
Rafe Spall (Eli Mills) spoke of his character's actions over the course of the film,noting that "ambition is such a powerful emotion, you can get wrapped up in it and end up doing things in order to succeed. This character believes he is doing right. He has been entrusted with pushing Lockwood's fortune into the future and making it survive after he dies. Mills feels he is simply doing what he was asked to do."
The film features Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returning as writers, with Trevorrow and original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers.
Prior to being filmed, Bayona and Pratt discussed each scene involving the character of Owen, and many of Pratt's ideas were added into the film.
Neal Scanlan spent more than eight months at Pinewood Studios to work on the creatures before and during filming, with a crew of approximately 35 people.
The Dilophosaurus was heavily discussed and strongly suggested at appearing in the film (even the opening scene) but all we see of it is one of many inanimate dinosaur sculptures at Lockwood's manor.
Earned another $173.6 million overseas during its second weekend, including a $111.865m Fri-Sun launch in China. That brings its global cume to $370m worldwide, and Monday is a holiday in China. The China debut was the eighth-largest ever in what is now the biggest moviegoing marketplace in the world. It was the fourth-biggest launch in China for an import and Universal's second-largest launch (behind Fate of the Furious). And the entire five-film Jurassic Park/Jurassic World series has now earned over $4 billion worldwide, sans inflation or overseas expansion. Even if it ends up frontloaded in China, fans will still be looking at an over/under $220 million figure. Even if it plunges hard in North America and "only" earns $225m (like Fate of the Furious), it will still (presuming a $200m+ haul in China) have earned around $700m+ worldwide plus whatever it makes in the rest of the world. If it pulls a $130m opening and $325m finish (about what we all expected from Jurassic World three years ago) domestic along with a Chinese total closer to $250m, that's $833m worldwide plus whatever else it has in the can overseas.
In a similar way to the the first film, this Jurassic World movie will also be released the same year as a Goosebumps movie. Jurassic World (2015) was released the same year Goosebumps (2015) was released. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) will also be released the same year as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (2018).