Justice SmithDetective Pikachu and Daniella PinedaThe Detour will return to reprise their respective roles as the panicky systems analyst Franklin Webb and hacker Zia Rodriguez, both previously employed by Claire Dearing’s Dinosaur Protection Group.
Collider got the scoop on the Jurassic World 3 cast expanding to include Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda. They’ll be joining Jurassic World franchise stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as B.D. Wong reprising his role as Dr. Henry Wu, and Isabella Sermon as little Maisie Lockwood, who was revealed to be a human clone in Fallen Kingdom. New cast members include Mamoudou Athie and DeWanda Wise.
At the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Owen Grady Pratt, Claire Dearing Howard, Franklin Webb Smith and Rodriguez Pineda did their best to foil an underground dinosaur auction set up in secret by the right-hand man of Benjamin Lockwood, a DNA researcher who was John Hammond’s partner in the creation of the technology used to bring dinosaurs back to life. In the end, a large group of surviving dinosaurs from Isla Nublar were set free into the world.
We’re honestly not sure what story Jurassic World 3 has to tell, but it’s something that director Colin Trevorrow and his frequent collaborator Derek Connolly came up with at the start of the franchise revival. The two wrote the first two Jurassic World movies together, but this time Trevorrow got some help from Pacific Rim Uprising‘s Emily Carmichael. The only hint we have of what’s to come is the recently released short film Battle at Big Rock, which showed what the world is like with dinosaurs out in the wild.
Will our characters be rounding up dinosaurs to put them in some kind of new preservation? Will they be trying to stop people from hunting them? Will dinosaurs become super-intelligent and form a third political party that aims to stop our reliance on fossil fuels for fear of continued desecration of their ancestors? We’re just not sure.
When Colin Trevorrow brought dinosaurs back from extinction again with 2015’s Jurassic World, it marked a new chapter for the science fiction monster franchise, paying homage to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic while bringing the series into a new era with new leads played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
But last month, we learned that the original Jurassic Park trio, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum, will be returning to run with the reptiles once again. And there’s a reason that the three of them will be united onscreen for the first time in 26 years, Trevorrow recently revealed.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Trevorrow spoke about bringing back the iconic Jurassic Park characters of Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Alan Grant, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Dern, Neill, and Goldblum, respectively. It’s more than a piece of stunt casting, Trevorrow said, explaining that the upcoming Jurassic World 3 acts more like a sequel to the overall franchise, calling the project “Jurassic Park VI”:
“We’d have had to come up with a reason why Ellie, Malcolm and Grant all went to the theme park on the exact same day it broke down – again. The next film allows the legacy characters to be a part of the story in an organic way. Emily Carmichael and I call it ‘Jurassic Park VI’, because it is. You start asking the most basic questions: who are these people now? What do they make of the new world they’re living in, and how do they feel about being part of its history? Ultimately it will be in collaboration with the actors. They know and love these characters. We’ll do it together.”
While Jurassic World and 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom have largely remained separate from the first three Jurassic Park movies — apart from premise, a few shared characters and a very brief Goldblum cameo. But Trevorrow says that will soon change with Jurassic World 3, which will combine both series into an overall saga. We don’t know in what way Dr. Ellie Satler and Alan Grant will be involved in the story, but it’s likely their dinosaur expertise could be used to corral the dinosaurs unleashed upon the world after an auction goes terribly wrong at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow from a script he co-wrote with Emily Carmichael, Jurassic World 3 stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neil, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Mamoudou Athie.
Jurassic World 3 is slated to open theaters on June 11, 2021
Jurassic World 3 has hired two more lead actors Director Doug Liman talks about the planned Edge of Tomorrow sequel Jake Johnson says he would come back in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 Justin Lin was wearing a “Justice For Han” shirt on the Fast 9 set Remember Chicken Run? Looks like a sequel may finally be in the works And more!
Check out a red-band TV spot for Terminator: Dark Fate, which…woof. This movie looks pretty rough, guys. I’ll reserve full judgment until I see the full thing for myself, but at this point I have zero faith that this will be the enjoyable return to form that the filmmakers have tried so hard to convince us it’ll be. The movie arrives in theaters on November 1, 2019.
Two actors recently joined the cast of Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World 3 in major parts. DeWanda Wise Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It and Mamoudou Athie Facebook Watch’s Sorry For Your Loss have both locked down lead roles in the film. It’s great that this franchise is getting an injection of non-white actors, but at the same time…for a last movie in a trilogy, things are getting a little crowded now, aren’t they? In addition to Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, BD Wong, and that little clone girl, we’re also getting the return of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern. That’s a lot of “lead” characters for one movie, isn’t it?
Speaking of the Jurassic franchise, in a new interview with Forbes, Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall talks about the Jurassic World Live Tour pictured above and mentions that the new movie is “in full pre-production at Pinewood Studios in London, England. We plan to begin shooting in February of next year, so that is all very much in motion.” He also confirmed that when it comes to Indiana Jones 5, “we’re still working on the script.”
Happy Birthday Justin! Thank you for being unrelenting in your quest… and for being such an integral part of this journey. Blessed to call you a brother. #Fast92020 #FastBDay #Fatherhood #partnersincreativity
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Vin Diesel shared a video from the Fast and Furious 9 set celebrating director Justin Lin’s birthday, and in it, you can see that Lin is wearing a shirt that says “#JusticeForHan”. I’m holding out hope that we’re going to see Sung Kang back as that character – or maybe his twin brother – as a way to get audiences hyped for Fast 10, which is supposed to be the final movie in the franchise’s main saga. Fast 9 cruises into theaters on May 22, 2020.
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Ghostbusters 2020 director Jason Reitman shared a photo of the crew shirts for his locations team. Looks like they spared no expense on those.
Speaking with Collider, actor Jake Johnson Stumptown said that he’d be willing to jump back into the Spider-Verse to reprise his role as the disheveled Peter B. Parker in the announced sequel if he’s needed:
“I wouldn’t mind doing another one. I love animation. I’m doing a 10-episode show on Netflix, called Hoops, and we just finished recording all of them. So, yeah, I would love to do more. It’s obviously up to Chris and Phil, and the creative team, but playing Peter B. Parker was a career highlight. I love the character. I love what they did with it. I liked that Peter was 40. I liked being a depressed superhero. It was just great. And so, if I get the call to go back in, I will jump in, head first.”
Escape Room 2 is coming to theaters in August 2020, and now the movie has its cast. According to Deadline, “Holland Roden Teen Wolf, Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block, Indya Moore Pose, Queen & Slim, Thomas Cocquerel Table 19, The 100, Carlito Olivero East Los High, Step Up: High Water, as well as previously reported Isabelle Fuhrman are set to star opposite returnees Taylor Russell and Logan Miller.”
Ever since Edge of Tomorrow debuted in 2014, fans have been clamoring for a sequel. Stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are pretty busy people, but in an interview with ScreenGeek via ScreenRant, director Doug Liman explained that he’s still interested in making one:
“We’re working on that. We’re still not sure if we’re gonna do it or not. But it’s a world that I love and that Tom [Cruise] loves and Emily [Blunt] loves and we have a great story that we’re working on. So, it’s definitely something to be excited to go back to.”
In a separate interview with ComicBookMovie, Liman was asked if the sequel would happen right after Cruise finishes with Mission: Impossible 8, and he replied, “I’m hoping. If we’re going to do it, that would be the time.” He also confirmed that “the script is ready,” which is the first time we’ve heard that he’s happy with that part of the equation, so maybe this will actually happen after all.
Casting for Jurassic World 3 is officially underway as two new cast members have boarded the upcoming blockbuster sequel. DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie have both been cast in leading roles in the third entry in the sequel series. They join returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who are reprising their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, respectively.
According to a new report, DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie have both closed deals to star in Jurassic World 3. Details on their roles are being kept under lock and key right now, however, both are described as leads, so they won't be taking on bit parts. Wise and Athie are set to become major players in the franchise. They also join Jeff Goldblum, Larua Dern and Sam Neill, who will return as Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant together for the first time since 1993's Jurassic Park. All three of them had appeared previously in various sequels, but never together. And it's already been revealed they will have major roles as well, so it won't just be glorified cameos.
DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie are the first new cast members to join the sequel. Wise is known best for her role on Netflix's She's Gotta Have It. Some of Wise' other credits include The Twilight Zone, Shots Fired and Underground. This will be her first major role in a blockbuster movie. Athie has been on the rise and has starred in a wide variety of projects. He previously starred on Netflix's The Get Down as Grandmaster Flash and the series Sorry for Your Loss. Some of his movie credits include The Circle, Unicorn Store and The Front Runner.
Related: Is Jurassic World 3 Really Bringing Back Original Jurassic Park Cast?
Colin Trevorrow is set to direct Jurassic World 3, which doesn't have an official title yet. Trevorrow directed the first Jurassic World and co-wrote last year's sequel, Fallen Kingdom. J.A. Bayona helmed that entry. Trevorrow decided to return to direct the finale to the trilogy after parting ways with Lucasfilm over Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Trevorrow co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming installment alongside Emily Carmichael Pacific Rim: Uprising. Trevorrow also recently directed the live-action short, Battle at Big Rock, which takes place after the events of Fallen Kingdom and previews what life is going to be like out in the world now that dinosaurs are on the loose.
Plot details remain under wraps but given the ending of Fallen Kingdom, we'll be dealing with the consequences of dinosaurs and man learning to co-exist, as these creatures are no longer confined to a theme park on an island. Both prior entries in this sequel series have been incredibly successful, having grossed a combined $2.7 billion at the global box office. Jurassic World 3 is set to arrive in theaters on June 11, 2021. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. This news was previously reported by Variety.
Universal Studios Beijing is bringing the magic of the movies to China in the form of a huge new theme park, as well as the signature Universal CityWalk entertainment complex, and two new resort hotels. Today, the seven themed lands that make up the new theme park were revealed, and they include some Universal Studios favorites like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Jurassic World, but also lands for Transformers, Kung Fu Panda, the Minions of Despicable Me, and more.
Find out more about the Universal Studios Beijing lands below.
Universal Studios Beijing Lands
The above video in Chinese arrived along with the press release with information about the seven lands of Universal Studios Beijing. Though you won’t understand what they’re saying unless you speak or read Chinese, the video does provide a computer animation walkthrough of the various lands. It’s basically like 3D concept art, and it also features appearances by Li Bingbing Transformers: Age of Extinction and Liu Haoran aka Turbo Liu, the voice of Hiccup in the Chinese edition of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, as well as filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou.
Attractions Magazine brought our attention to the big theme park news out of Beijing, and Tom Mehrmann, president and general manager of Universal Beijing Resort, said this in an official statement:
“Our theme park will showcase the best Universal rides, as well as all-new, unique experiences created to reflect China’s rich cultural heritage. We are looking forward to sharing these exciting experiences with millions of visitors”
So without further adieu, here are the seven themed lands of Universal Studios Beijing:
Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness
First up, Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness will bring you into the world of the animated film franchise for the first time at any theme park location. This area of the park is entirely indoors and will allow you to visit the Jade Palace, the Panda Village and the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom. It’s probably safe to assume there will be plenty of themed food there too, especially since that’s Po’s biggest weakness.
Another theme park debut is an entire land dedicated to Transformers. While there have been Transformers rides at theme parks before, this is the first time an entire land has been dedicated to the property. Transformers: Metrobase will put on in Metrobase, a titan robot that is actually the size of city.
This part of the park will feature Cybertronian architecture, and there’s even a whole narrative behind the base’s existence. Metrobase settled here because it’s rich with Energon, making it the perfect place for N.E.S.T. headquarters in Beijing. It looks like there will be a Transformers roller coaster that is actually a clone of the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal’s Island of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The video makes it appear that Transformers: The Ride from other Universal Studios locations will be brought over there too.
Just in case you didn’t have enough Minions in your life, now you can enter their world yourself. The animated characters of the Despicable Me franchise will populate this cartoony world, and there will be shows to entertain the kiddos too. It would appear, in the video, that there’s also some kind of interactive 3D ride as well.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has become such a huge success at Universal Studios theme parks everywhere, it only makes sense for it to arrive in the new Beijing location. This one seems to be focused solely on Hogsmeade, so it may not be quite as immersive as the other Harry Potter theme park locations, but there will still be multiple attractions, restaurants, entertainment.
Jurassic World Isla Nublar
Jurassic Park has long been a staple of Universal Studios, but now Jurassic World is the brand that is taking over those parts of the part. Following the makeover on the ride at Universal Studios in the United States, Jurassic World is getting an entire land in Beijing, one that has dinosaurs roaming freely in the park. As you can see in the video, they’ve recreated the main building from the Jurassic World theme park and much more.
Attractions Magazine points out that the overall concept art at the of this article doesn’t appear to have an outdoor river adventure like the Jurassic Park turned Jurassic World ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando. That leads them to believe that there will be an indoor dark ride in this land instead.
It wouldn’t be Universal Studios without something related to movies. At Hollywood Boulevard, there will be a passion for the making of movies and everything glamorous about Hollywood in the United States. There’s even a special attraction featuring filmmakers Zhang Yimou and Steven Spielberg that takes audiences behind the scenes of real Hollywood special effects. The video appears to be utilizing a set that recreates part of the Great Wall of China, and that’s how you’ll see movies being made.
Plus, a quick glimpse at the video shows that there will be a Mel’s Drive-In, which actually exists in Hollywood, but may be most famous for appearing in American Graffiti. It’s a classic diner experience that should have some tasty food. Plus, there’s also some kind of big outdoor screen and stage, presumably for movie-themed performances and shows.
Finally, it’s been nearly 25 years since Waterworld hit theaters, but the stunt show inspired by the movie is still as popular as ever. Over in Beijing, not only will the stunt show live on, but it will expand into an entire land that will only exist in Beijing. In addition to the stunt show, there will also be dining opportunities and other entertainment options.
In addition, guests will also get to experience WaterWorld, the stunt show that offers a one-of-a-kind “battle on water.” Only in Beijing, the show will expand into a land that includes dining and other entertainment offerings.
On top of all that, Universal Studios Beijing will also feature two new resort hotels. There’s the Universal Studios Grand Hotel, which will put a modern spin on the Golden Age of Hollywood. The hotel’s decor will surround guests with the world of film, and it will feature 800 rooms for guest. Secondly, there’s the NUO Resort Hotel, which will be a “luxurious excape” inspired by China’s ancient royal garden. This one will have 400 rooms and will be located next to the park’s waterway.
Stay tuned for more on Universal Studios Beijing below.
We were recently treated to a live-action Jurassic World short titled Battle at Big Rock, and that has opened up other questions about the future of the franchise. Namely, will we be getting a full-on, live-action Jurassic World TV series in the future? The answer isn't so simple as yes or no at the moment, and recent rumblings in the rumor mill certainly haven't helped matters any. However, it does seem to be a strong possibility, depending on the appetite for such a thing from fans.
Director Colin Trevorrow, who is getting ready to helm Jurassic World 3, recently attended a screening of Jurassic World and participated in a Q&A after. One fan asked about the possibility of a live-action TV series down the line. Remaining non-committal, Trevorrow simply hinted that if fans demand it, Universal Pictures will make it happen. Here's what Trevorrow had to say.
"If the audience demands [other live-action stories], we will provide."
Jurassic World 3 is poised to end this new trilogy and looks to wrap up the big screen version of the franchise, at least for a while. But this is one of Universal's true cash cows. There is almost no way they just allow it to sit and collect dust. Case in point, they've got the animated Camp Cretacious series coming to Netflix. They're already testing the waters to see if Jurassic Park can work on TV. That said, the notion of creating a live-action show with dinosaurs in it, week-to-week, is far more complicated and could present issues, namely when it comes to the budget. At the same time, if Amazon is shelling out untold millions for its Lord of the Rings TV series, surely someone would be interested in this franchise.
Battle at Big Rock was all of eight minutes and seemed more like a way to help generate some positive buzz for JW3, as opposed to being a backdoor pilot presentation for a TV series. That said, the response to the short has been largely positive and Universal has surely taken note. The internet is currently lousy with rumors that a live-action show is already in development, and that it could even be coming soon. To be perfectly clear, there is no actual evidence to support those rumors. It's certainly possible Universal and/or Colin Trevorrow have something brewing, but there is no official word on that front. So, for now, this should all be regarded as nothing more than rumors, in addition to being something Trevorrow is potentially interested in.
Related: Jurassic World Short Battle at Big Rock Is Coming to FX This Sunday
Not all that long ago, this would have seemed like a pipedream. Yet, several Star Wars TV shows, such as The Mandalorian, are coming to Disney+. The content wars are heating up and more and more franchises are expanding to both movies and TV. If any franchise that hasn't already is poised to make a similar leap in the future, it's this one. Jurassic World 3, meanwhile, is set to arrive on June 11, 2021. This news was previously reported by Jurassic Outpost.