Universal Pictures just released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ in celebration of National Dinosaur Day, and fittingly this featurette is all about the dinosaurs found in ‘Jurassic World 2.’
Directed by J.A. Bayona (‘A Monster Calls’), the sequel features Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) returning to the now abandoned Isla Nublar to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from a brewing volcano that threatens to make the animals once again extinct. But their expedition is not what it seems, and after uncovering a conspiracy, Owen and Claire find themselves in a race against greed, corporatism, and murderous dinosaurs.
This featurette does a nice job of highlighting the different dinosaurs from the film, with producer Pat Crowley revealing that ‘Fallen Kingdom’ will feature more dinosaurs than all the previous ‘Jurassic Park’ movies combined. That’s a lot of dinos, and Bayona admits that sometimes they had so many dinosaurs in a single shot that they couldn’t help but stick to a very wide frame.
The featurette also highlights the practical effects of the movie, which have been the heart and soul of the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise from the beginning. Steven Spielberg’s original film wouldn’t be the same without the practical T. Rex stalking the vehicles, or Laura Dern rising and falling with the breathing motions of a sick dinosaur’s chest. That makes the magic real, and you’ll get to see a few of the practical effects from ‘Fallen Kingdom’ in the new video.
Check out the ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ dinosaurs featurette below. Written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, the film also stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Isabella Sermon, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum.
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars into theaters on June 22nd.