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Though the ongoing global situation may have forced us all into our homes for the foreseeable future, as well as putting Hollywood on pause, this clearly will not stop Jurassic World 3 director Colin Treverrow from working on the upcoming monster movie sequel. Treverrow took to social media to reveal that he is still actively working on the movie, but like many others in Hollywood, he's having to do it from the safety of his own home.
In the post, Colin Trevorrow also appears to show an image from the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom follow-up which shows a figure with a bike near a warehouse of some kind amid what is likely to be some dino-caused debris. Sadly, Treverrow's accompanying caption gives nothing away.'Working from home. #JurassicWorld.'
Presently, specific plot details for Jurassic World: Dominion are being kept tightly under wraps, but, Fallen Kingdom picked up three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. With Isla Nublar now sitting abandoned by humans, the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles, but when the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. The movie ends with man and dinosaur being forced to share the world after the genetically-engineered dinosaurs are unleashed into the wild.
So far, set photos from the movie have shown a mountain range covered in snow, which would be a huge departure for the franchise, which usually focusses on warm, tropical settings. Treverrow has also said of the upcoming entry to the franchise that Jurassic World: Dominion will do 'something that we haven't seen before'. Though, rest assured, there will no doubt still be plenty of dinosaur-related action.
The movie is also set to bring back many of the beloved characters from earlier installments, including Jurassic Park alums Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler, Sam Neill as Alan Grant, and Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm, all of whom are returning as their characters from the 1993 original movie.
Running from dinosaurs alongside them will be a returning Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing and Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, reprising their roles from the other Jurassic World movies. The movie will also star Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Daniella Pineda, and Justice Smith. Newcomers DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, Dichen Lachman, and BD Wong as the villainous Dr. Henry Wu, the geneticist that first appeared in the original Jurassic Park and returned for the 2015 film and its 2018 sequel.
Phew, that is quite the cast. Which is fitting when you consider that Chris Pratt has compared Jurassic World: Dominion to another massive franchise, that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and specifically last year's Avengers: Endgame.'And so it's going to feel very much how Endgame brought everything...
Hey, are you bored at home and need something to fill those long quarantine hours? Well, Mondo is here to help – with puzzles. In the spirit of staying the hell home, Mondo has adapted some of their favorite collectible posters into puzzle form. These eight new 1000-piece puzzles feature art by 100% Soft, Matt Ryan Tobin, DKNG, and more, depicting movies like Jurassic Park, The Iron Giant, and Die Hard.
Today, Mondo is launching a puzzle party. And by that, I mean they’re putting a bunch of new puzzles on sale and they’re available on Mondo’s site right now. All of the new puzzles consist of 1,000 pieces, measure 19″ x 27″ when completed, and will run you $20.00. Let’s take a look at what’s on the menu, shall we?Die Hard – art by 100% Soft G.I. Joe: Cobra Wants You! – art by Jason Edmiston Gremlins – art by Matt Ryan Tobin Home Alone – art by DKNG Captain America: The First Avenger – art by Rory Kurtz The Iron Giant – art by DKNG Dungeons & Dragons – featuring iconic art from the D&D archives Jurassic Park – art by Francesco Francavilla
All of these are on sale right now on the Mondo site, where you can also find even more puzzles. I’ll confess here I’m not much of a puzzle person, even during a pandemic. That said, this is a great idea, and gives buyers a chance to own some Mondo art in a different format.
Two years ago, Kevin Smith teased a mystery writing gig that would be the most “massive IP” the Clerks director had “ever been allowed to play with.” When Netflix announced that Smith was developing a Masters of the Universe animated series earlier this year, we all assumed that was the “massive” mystery gig that the writer-director was speaking of. But Smith recently revealed that two years ago, he had also been developing a Kingdom Keepers series for Disney+ that was ultimately scrapped.
Kingdom Keepers was a series of children’s novels written by Ridley Pearson which followed a group of teens who work as Disney theme park guides by day, and battle Disney villains who come to life in the parks by night. Published between 2005 and 2013, the popular New York Times best-selling series made a brief return in 2015 and is set to make another comeback in 2020. It would have been perfect timing for a Disney+ series adapting Pearson’s novels to make its debut, but alas, that was not meant to be. Smith revealed that this almost was the case, however.
After hinting of his involvement in a Kingdom Keepers series on his Fatman Beyond podcast, Smith revealed that he had been working on a Kingdom Keepers project for Disney+, which was planned to be one of the first shows launched on the streaming platform. However, “a new exec” brought on to oversee Disney+ scrapped the series.
“That was a blast to write 2 years ago,” Smith said in a tweet. “It was planned as one of the first shows to launch on what would become [Disney+]. Then a new exec was put in charge of the app and he killed KK. Said we used too much Disney IP in one project every character in the park comes to life.”
Smith added that the Kingdom Keepers project was a passion project for him, as a “kid who grew up watching ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ with his family every Sunday night.” “Felt like they overpaid me to write Disney fan fiction!” he said.
But Smith was still gracious about the experience, concluding that the unnamed executive who scrapped Kingdom Keepers was still the “guy who said ‘Let’s do Star Wars & Marvel Studios shows!'” Smith concluded that “as much as I would’ve liked to make my show, I’m much happier watching The Mandalorian and WandaVision.”
That was a blast to write 2 years ago. It was planned as one of the first shows to launch on what would become @disneyplus. Then a new exec was put in charge of the app and he killed KK. Said we used too much @Disney IP in one project every character in the park comes to life. https://t.co/8izGTsg10H
— KevinSmith @ThatKevinSmith April 5, 2020