Jurassic World: What We Know (2)


Colin Trevorrow’s first blockbuster, Jurassic World, is due to hit cinemas in the busy summer season of 2015. It has some stiff competition from numerous franchises aiming to bring in the big bucks.

But how can a series that last released a film in 2001, the disappointing Jurassic Park III, bring those audience numbers flocking into the multiplexes?

The previous Jurassic World update here at Movie Metropolis showed off some incredible casting decisions. Click here to take a look.

However, since then many more details have emerged which seems to show some real progress in the film’s development. Let’s take a look.

Cast: B.D. Wong, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio

Perhaps one of the most disappointing details surrounding Jurassic World is the lack of original cast members. Colin Trevorrow spoke to his Twitter followers earlier this year and told them that all previous characters would not be returning for the fourth instalment, except one.

In March 2014, B.D. Wong was announced as returning. For those of you unfamiliar with his character, he played the small part of Henry Wu in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original. Trevorrow stated that Wu’s character was much more fleshed out in the book and therefore his character would play a larger part in World.

Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) was also announced as a key character in the upcoming film, playing the person who bought Jurassic Park off John Hammond and InGen. Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black) is thought to be playing the villain of the film, a high-ranking member of the Patel Corporation which now owns Jurassic Park.

Pictures: Concept Art, Set Photographs

In late March 2014, a marketing website claiming to be an official representative of the Patel Corporation released some rather impressive looking concept art from the man who created many of the environments for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Nathan Schroeder.

The pictures, shown in the slideshow below, clearly show an upgraded Isla Sorna, the setting for the first film, in full working order. A moment of sheer joy for many Jurassic Park fans if these are found to be 100% genuine.

Some unofficial set photos were leaked in February which also show some set building on Hawaii. These photographs are unofficial but now confirmed as Jurassic World sets.

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6 thoughts on “Jurassic World: What We Know (2)

    • Good point well made there Matt. I never like to think of dinosaurs as villains though. The early concept art showing the human/dinosaur hybrids would have definitely made them villains though if it had gone ahead.

  1. I think you have to think of them as villians you love. If you think of the previous films, any person who could be considered as a villian they featured very little. In III I cant think of any human foe. And all I can say is thank god that they scrapped the idea of a human hybrid!

    • Completely agree with you there. There are no real villains to speak of in I and III. The Lost World had Peter Ludlow – but he wasn’t a real ‘baddie’ as such. I’m hoping that Vincent D’Onofrio’s character can become a true villain in every sense of the word! We shall see.

      • You could consider Newman (the fat guy – I can only think of his character name in Seinfeld) as a villian. But he’s eaten in the first 45 minutes. I don’t think you need a human villian as such, just somebody to get the action rolling

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