Jurassic World Unveils A Special San Diego Comic-Con Poster
Because Universal Pictures doesn't have a presentation scheduled at Hall H this year, it's very unlikely that we will be getting the chance to see footage from Jurassic World this week - but that doesn't mean that the gigantic geek fest won't have any dinosaur presence.
As you can see above, director Colin Trevorrow has revealed what is actually our first Jurassic World poster on his official Twitter account (or at least our first poster that isn't just the film's logo). While details are slim thanks to the social media site's character limit, we do know that the design was done by artist Mark Englert, and that the prints will be in short supply. Presumably at some point over the next few days the filmmaker or Universal will reveal exactly where fans will be able to pick up their copy. At this time, however, that information isn't currently available.
So what can we glean from this poster? Well, that certainly looks a lot like a Velociraptor standing in the middle of the drawing, but there are some other really interesting details in play as well. For starters, the dinosaur is standing on top of an overturned Jurassic Park Ford Explorer - which also happens to have what looks like a nest of dinosaur eggs. Focusing more on the background, it looks like there is some major construction being done - which includes parts being flown in via helicopter. Exactly what is being built is still a bit of a mystery. It's clearly some kind of building. But what's that mountain-shaped thing sitting to the left of it?
Set 22 years after the original attempt at building a dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World begins with Jurassic Park actually being a successful, thriving establishment. We don't really know any of the major story beats yet, but we can probably guess that the dangerous, should-be-extinct creatures won't stay in their cages for the entire movie and will be freed to terrorize the human characters. The film's impressive cast includes Chris Pratt (soon to be seen in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, and Omar Sy. Colin Trevorrow co-scripted the sequel with his writing partner Pat Crowley, and Steven Spielberg is back to produce.
While there is nothing on the official schedule, that doesn't mean that Universal Pictures doesn't have some kind of thing planned for San Diego Comic-Con later this week. Movie franchises are well known for launching interesting viral marketing campaigns during the expo. As we do every year, we'll be sending down a team down to Southern California to cover the event from the ground and keep you posted with regular updates, so stay tuned!
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