Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 03 August 2014 at 10:19AM - 8 Comments
As the Guardians of the Galaxy press junket continues, Chris Pratt again has spoken about his next role as Owen in Jurassic World. In an interview with ComicBook.com, he gave some insight into his character and what kind of humour we can expect in the film.
"In Jurassic World, the character is unlike any other one I’ve played and he’s not like Peter Quill. There’s not much humour, I think he’s a little more John Wayne than Marty McFly. He’s deadly serious. There are comedic elements in the film, just not coming from my character. Jake Johnson has a funny role and there’s that release valve of comedy throughout the course of the movie. It’s similar to the original Jurassic Park in that way, how you had Samuel L. Jackson and Wayne Knight. There’s humour but then, from page 25 on, there’s not that much to laugh about. I’m watching people get eaten and I’m trying to save the lives of thousands of people."
A lot of the actors that have been cast in Jurassic World are from comedic backgrounds, including Chris Pratt, so some people were worried that the film may be funnier than any previous Jurassic film. Colin Trevorrow has stated his reason for casting comedy actors before, and now those who were worried can put that worry to rest.
Many also assumed that Jake Johnson would have a similar role to Samuel L. Jackson in the control room and that's a very fitting role for him. I love that from 25 pages in, that's when things go wrong. I can't wait for this movie!
Jada & Lego both confirmed for Jurassic World merchandise!
Posted by Jack DLM - Saturday 02 August 2014 at 02:04AM - 3 Comments
The merchandising has begun! Today, vehicle toy company Jade Club confirmed via their news page that they have secured the license to make diecast and radio controlled vehicles for not only Jurassic World, but for the previous three films also.
"Jul. 31, 2014 – CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – July 31, 2014 – Jada Toys, Inc., a leading manufacturer of boys and girls toys, today announced it has been granted the vehicle rights for two highly anticipated Universal Pictures’ films, Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7, through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. Both films are slated for release worldwide in 2015.
“Jada is a perfect fit for both Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7 because of our strength in producing high-quality die cast and radio controlled vehicles with innovative flair,” says May Li, President at Jada Toys. “We are excited to show off the products we have developed to compliment these action-packed movies.”
Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment in the Jurassic Park series, is scheduled for theatrical release on June 12, 2015. Jada plans to develop highly-stylized radio control vehicles and collectable die cast for the movie as well as for the other films in the franchise, including Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Jurassic Park III."
The franchise has seen a lack of diecast vehicles previously, so it will be great to see what Jada are planning on releasing. We reached out for some more information with the company telling us they'll release some images as soon as they can! Be sure to follow their Twitter for more information.
Chris Pratt recently was a guest on the Empire Podcast in which he confirmed that there will also be Jurassic Park Lego! Chris Pratt recently voiced Emmet in The Lego Movie and has a Lego figure for both that and for Guardians of the Galaxy. When asked how many figures of him there are, he replied:
"three (…) I’ve just seen and approved the look for my character Owen from the Jurassic Park, er the Jurassic Park LEGO"
So there we have it! We'll see a return to the Jurassic franchise from Lego, and we stand to see some fantastic diecast and radio controlled vehicles from Jada Club! Now when will we start seeing this merchandise?
Colin Trevorrow reveals new image of Chris Pratt in Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM - Friday 01 August 2014 at 01:18PM - 5 Comments
As filming nears completion, Colin Trevorrow has tweeted us another surprise - a look at lead actor Chris Pratt on the set of Jurassic World! The director posted the following image on Twitter with the caption "See you next summer, Star-Lord." in reference to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Chris Pratt stars.
The image has that Jurassic feeling and made me think of the trailers in The Lost World the moment I saw it. What is Owen looking at? Where is he? What's he studying? Let us know what you think in the comments!
In related news this image was posted by TalentINK on Facebook and appears to be the control room set for Jurassic World. Notice the Ian Malcolm book on the desk, among other things! It shows actors Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and Lauren Lapkus.
Jurassic World footage a no-show at Comic Con
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Saturday 26 July 2014 at 08:38PM - 13 Comments
Sadly, it seems the rumors of a Jurassic World trailer at San Diego Comic Con were without merit. Universal and Legendary pictures just wrapped their Hall H panel, and not one mention of the film was made. Jurassic Worlds exclusion from Comic Con is a bit puzzling as it is a great way to spread awareness and build hype for films and franchises, something that a fourth Jurassic Park could certainly utilize. Further, Jurassic World will be released before next years Comic Con, so it won't make an appearance at SDCC 2015 either. Alas, perhaps Jurassic World 2 will be announced then (The Lost Park: Jurassic World anyone?)
Bad news aside, Universal has not completely forgotten its Jurassic fans- they have been continuing rolling around SDCC in their special Jurassic World Mercedes, handing out the limited edition Jurassic World posters. Perhaps we will get something else, in another non-traditional manner- we can't help but wonder when we will be welcomed to Jurassic World.
As always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!