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Instinction Looks Like Jurassic Park Trespasser 2

Monday, June 14, 2021

The upcoming dinosaur horror survival game, Instinction, looks like it could be a spiritual successor to the Jurassic Park game Trespasser.

Although E3 2021 featured a new installment into the Jurassic Park game franchise with Jurassic World Evolution 2's new trailer, Hashbane's Instinction may have set the bar in terms of expectations for dinosaur-based games. The small New Zealand developer showcased some impressive content during E3's Future Game Show in a brand new trailer, harkening back to a time of gaming that might feel as though it was 65 million years ago.

Instinction was initially announced earlier in February 2021 with a concept trailer. Though the trailer didn't turn the heads of many casual gamers, the premise of a modern dinosaur horror survival game certainly appealed to many. Hashbane has previously said that Instinction is meant to be somewhat of a spiritual successor to Capcom's Dino Crisis games from the early 2000s. However, the trailer also invokes an even older dinosaur survival game.

The Instinction trailer, which debuted at E3 (via Games Radar), features a semi-futuristic laboratory populated by humans. However, they are not alone as the woods and landscape around them are filled with dinosaurs. In the trailer, several dinosaurs which appeared to be Triceratops, Pterodactyl, and Spinosaurus, roamed the landscape while hunting (or being hunted by) the humans. The human characters shown are equipped with modern weapons, so it does not seem that Instinction is set in the very distant future.

The trailer features many scenes of lush landscapes and a vast valley, though it is not clear where Instinction takes place. There is also little known about the plot of the game, save for the text line "we came to protect them." It would appear, therefore, that the game takes place at some research facility. It may also be possible that there will be human enemies or some other external force attacking the dinosaurs that players may have to combat.

While the game has drawn comparisons to Dino Crisis, it's hard to not draw comparisons to another, even older, dinosaur survival game: Trespasser. The game, released in 1998, was itself a spiritual sequel to The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Taking place on year after the events of the movie, the player found themselves stranded on Isla Sorna, needing to evade dinosaurs and seek rescue. Trespasser even featured the voice of Richard Attenborough, who played Jurassic Park founder John Hammond in the first two movies of the series. Though not as well-known as Dino Crisis, the Trespasser game was notable for its stripped-down gameplay. Whichever game players draw comparisons to, Instinction looks to be a worthy successor.

Source: Games Radar/Youtube /

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Coming This Year

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Frontier Development has announced Jurassic World Evolution 2, the sequel to its dinosaur park simulation. Frontier Developments has confirmed that it is to release a sequel later this year to its popular park management simulation Jurassic World: Evolution for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. I said they would announce it on the big screen at this summer’s Game Fest kick-off, and Jeff Goldblum found a way to get to introduce the new trailer.

Evolution 2, announced by the Jurassic franchise and starring Jeff Goldblum at Summer Game Fest, is under construction and will be based on the game of its predecessor, allowing players to build their own theme park full of dinosaurs.  The world premiere of the announcement included pre-rendered footage and ended with confirmation that the film will arrive later this year.

Evolution 2 will be released on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox in late 2021. It will be available on PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store, as well as for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. The game will also be available later in 2021 on Xbox One and Xbox Series S and S. Jurassic World: Evolutions 2 will be released in late 2021 on PC and PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PlayStation X and S.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is underway, and it’s coming out later this year. Universal Games Digital Platform has unveiled the trailer for Jurassic World: Evolution 2. It builds on its groundbreaking and immersive predecessor in a way you’ll love.

The trailer for the sequel to the video game Jurassic World: Evolution, which was released featured a voiceover by Jeff Goldblum, who reprises his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is based on the blockbuster movie franchise from Universal Pictures and was developed in collaboration with Universal Games Digital Platform. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to Jurassic World and Evolution, which builds on the first game and offers players an exciting front seat as they take over their own Jurassic World park. The game is called Jurassic World evolution 2 and created by Frontier Development, the studio responsible for the first Jurassic World game and the other Planet Zoo and Planet Coaster games.

Jurassic World Evolution 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the hugely successful Jurassic World: Evolution, provides fans with all they need to create an authentic and compelling Jurassic World experience. Fronted by cast members from the Universal Pictures “Blockbuster franchise, it offers fans a brand new immersive storytelling campaign and exciting new features like four captivating game modes and an expanded and expanded list of dinosaurs. JWE 2 is the first game in which players can build their park within the boundaries of the 5 Islands chain. Each location brings new terrain and challenges for players, which they must overcome with deep, detailed management tools and creative options.

The highly anticipated sequel to Jurassic World: Evolution is not just another Jurassic World game, but the star of the series for all our dinosaurs, including brand new prehistoric species.


Jurassic World 3 Trailer Won't Be Releasing For A While

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Exclusive: Colin Trevorrow has no idea when the full trailer for Jurassic World 3 will drop, but he says there will many teasers before the premiere.

A trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion won't be out anytime soon. Originating in 1993 with a highly successful movie by Steven Spielberg, the Jurassic Park movie franchise was later retooled by Colin Trevorrow, who released the first Jurassic World film in 2015. The movie was a massive hit at the box office, and it spawned a sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, helmed by J. A. Bayona. Now, a third film, Jurassic World: Dominion, is also in the pipeline, and it is expected to give the Jurassic World trilogy a supersized farewell. Plot details for the upcoming movie are still slim, although Universal Pictures has already scheduled it for theatrical release on June 10, 2022.

Though very little is known about Jurassic World: Dominion, the movie has still managed to create a lot of buzz, mostly thanks to the talents that have been announced for the film. Jurassic World mainstays Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong are all returning for the third movie, as are Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum, who headlined Spielberg's Jurassic Park films. Previously, Trevorrow had indicated that he was planning to kick off the marketing campaign for Jurassic World: Dominion soon. He had even hinted towards the arrival of a trailer, leaving fans decidedly enthusiastic. But now, it appears that the wait to catch the first glimpse of Jurassic World: Dominion will be longer, as Trevorrow is skeptical about starting promotions.

In his exclusive interview with Screen Rant, ahead of F9's IMAX preview, Trevorrow revealed that he doesn't know when the full trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion will drop. He said that he is currently working on making a trailer available to everyone, and he can't wait for audiences to catch his movie in cinemas next year. While Trevorrow's comments may offer disheartening news concerning Jurassic World: Dominion's trailer, there is still a silver lining as his remarks suggest that there will be plenty of trailers before the movie goes up in theaters.

"I don’t know yet, but this is what we’re doing for everyone - hopefully many people will be able to see this as possible. But I promise there will be trailers galore. I just can’t wait for everyone to come and see the movie next year. It’s going to be a blast."

The wait for Jurassic World: Dominion has been longer than expected as it was one of the many films affected by COVID-19. The movie had to pause production several times, and it was even delayed a full year to its present premiere date. Yet, despite the hold-up, the movie managed to get back on track, and is now making active progress. Recently, some new information about the movie's dinosaurs was revealed, confirming that the Giganotosaurus will have a big role in the movie. Additionally, it's also been disclosed that Jurassic World: Dominion will include the Oviraptor, a feathered dinosaur discovered only two years ago. And as for the premise, it's been confirmed that the new movie takes place four years after the events of Fallen Kingdom, possibly during a time when there is a full-blown infestation of dinosaurs in human society.

Given that there is a whole year before Jurassic World: Dominion bows in cinemas, it's not a cause of concern if the movie isn't dropping its trailer soon. Hollywood blockbusters typically release trailers six to eight months before the premiere, meaning that the movie has time until the end of this year to unveil its first footage. Moreover, the absence of a trailer doesn't mean that the movie will sit dormant. Several posters and set images from Jurassic World: Dominion are already out there. And then there's the exclusive preview that's attached to F9's IMAX release, which teases the movie's trip back to the Cretaceous period. That said, it won't be until the release of Jurassic World: Dominion's full trailer that the full scope of what's in store for the finale will be revealed.


Jurassic World’s 7 New Dinosaur Species In Dominion’s IMAX Preview Explained

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Jurassic World: Dominion isn't just relying on dinosaurs fans have seen before. The sequel is introducing 7 new dino species that really existed.

Jurassic World: Dominion will introduce seven new dinosaur species never seen in the franchise before. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Dominion will not only conclude the Jurassic World trilogy but it will also end the six-film saga that began with Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park in 1993. An IMAX preview with five minutes of Jurassic World: Dominion footage will play in front of Fast & Furious 9 and it will be fans' first glimpse at the hotly anticipated film, which will release in June 2022.

Set four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomDominion sees humanity forced to co-exist with dinosaurs that have proliferated since they were brought to the mainland and set free into the wild. Dominion will also bring back Jurassic Park legacy heroes Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who will meet Jurassic World's lead couple, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). Of course, the franchise's fan-favorite dinosaurs will also return, such as the T-Rex, Blue the Velociraptor, and the Mosasaurus. But Jurassic World 3 is also introducing a plethora of new dinosaurs, both in the main story and in Dominion's prologue, which is set 65 million years ago in the Cretaceous Era.

The Jurassic World movies introduced the concept of hybrid dinosaurs such as the Indominus Rex, the Indoraptor, and the Scorpios Rex, which were the villains of the first two Jurassic World movies and of Netflix's Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. However, Jurassic World: Dominion will have no hybrid creatures; instead, the film will focus on the numerous species of dinosaurs that really existed (and do exist in the movie's universe). Along with seeing familiar dinos, Jurassic World: Dominion will spotlight all-new prehistoric beasts, including a couple that were newly discovered by real-world paleontologists. Here's what we know so far about the seven new dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Dominion.

Jurassic World: Dominion's 7 New Dinosaur Species Explained

Dreadnoughtus - A massive new sauropod similar to the Brachiosaurus, the bones of the Dreadnoughtus were only discovered in real life in 2005. The herbivore makes its Jurassic World debut in Dominion's prologue.

Quetzalcoatlus - The Pteranodons were introduced in Jurassic Park III and returned in the first two Jurassic World movies but the Quetzalcoatlus is an even bigger and scarier winged dinosaur. The Pteranodons even treat the Quetzalcoatlus as an alpha.

Nasutoceratops - The Nasutoceratops is similar to the Triceratops and the Sinoteratops but this huge dinosaur has shorter horns extending from below the bony armored plate in its head.

Iguanodon - The Iguanadon is another large herbivore that debuts in Jurassic World: Dominion and is sighted briefly in the film's Cretaceous prologue.

Oviraptor - The Oviraptor is a feathered dinosaur that's similar to the Velociraptor but smaller in scale. It's one of the first dinosaurs with feathers in the Jurassic franchise, which is more scientifically accurate.

Moros intrepidus - Moros intrepidus is a feathered dinosaur that resembles a tiny T-Rex. Discovered only two years ago in real life, Moros intrepidus is the fastest case of a new, real-life dino discovery being included in a Jurassic movie.

Gigantosaurus - Jurassic World: Dominion also introduces a huge new apex predator in the Gigantosaurus, which battles the T-Rex in the Cretaceous period. However, the Gigantosaurus also appears in the present-day story of Jurassic World: Dominion so it may be a threat that Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady, and Claire Dearing will have to face.


Jurassic World 3 Director Confirms Original Trio Are In The Whole Movie

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Exclusive: Jurassic Park's original trio of Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are major characters in Jurassic World 3, says to Colin Trevorrow.

The original Jurassic Park trio of Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will be in the entirety of Jurassic World: Dominion, according to director Colin Trevorrow. Goldblum reprised his beloved role as Ian Malcom in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and he’ll be joined by his former costars when Alan Grant (Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Dern) return in the upcoming sequel. When older characters are brought back in major franchises, it’s often in the form of small cameos, but according to Trevorrow, the original trio are major players in the events of Jurassic World 3.

Sattler, Malcom and Grant were all created by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton for his original novel, though they were all changed a bit in their transition from the page to the screen. They continued to be the lead protagonists through the original trilogy of films, with Malcom taking the starring role in The Lost World, and Grant returning as the main character of Jurassic Park III, which also featured a cameo by Dern’s Sattler. The series has always been mainly about dinosaurs and god-complex philosophy, but it's also about the characters, and all three initial protagonists have remained incredibly popular over the years.

The news that Goldblum, Neill and Dern will all be reuniting in Jurassic World 3 was incredibly exciting when it was first announced, and according to Trevorrow, their role in the film will be far more than a simple cameo. In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, the director revealed that the original trio will be in the whole movie, and that they are central to Dominion’s overarching story. Read Trevorrow’s quote below.

“I feel like we’ll want people to come see the movie to see the context of it, but they are in the whole movie. They are major characters and they go on an adventure together, and they collide with our modern characters. It is a celebration of everything that Michael Crichton created, and what Steven created, and what the other directors contributed to this over the years. I really felt like it was an opportunity to bring everything together and, hopefully, clarify why we’ve been telling this story for so long. That’s what it was really all about.”

For fans of the original Jurassic Park, a big role for the older characters is great news. As the end of a second trilogy, Jurassic World 3 will in many ways be a capstone to the entire franchise thus far. Looping back around to the story and themes of the early films wouldn’t work without the original trio returning in major roles, and it sounds like Trevorrow and the rest of the team are doing a good job of centering Malcom, Sattler and Grant.

So far, Dominion seems to be shaping up to be a proper finale to the whole Jurassic universe, which opens up some interesting questions as to how the story will actually end. The franchise has always dealt with the ethics of genetic modification and creating life, and Malcom, Sattler and Grant have been a big part of that narrative since Crichton’s original novel. Will the dinosaurs establish some sort of harmony with humanity? Or will they be wiped out once more? Those questions won't be properly answered until Jurassic World 3 finally arrives in theaters on June 10, 2022.


Meet the Massive Australotitan, the “Southern Titan” – Australia’s Largest Dinosaur!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Australotitan cooperensis next to the 2021 dinosaur dig site. Credit: Vlad Konstantinov, Dr. Scott Hocknull ©Eromanga Natural History Museum

It is time to meet Australotitan cooperensis, a new species of giant sauropod from Eromanga in southwest Queensland. Australotitan, the “Southern Titan of the Cooper,” named from where it was found, has been scientifically described by paleontologists and staff at Queensland Museum and the Eromanga Natural History Museum.

The fossilized skeleton was originally nicknamed ‘Cooper’ after the nearby Cooper Creek where it was first discovered by the Mackenzie property owners and excavated with Queensland Museum in 2007. Finding ‘Cooper’ has changed the lives of the Mackenzie family and has led to the establishment of the Eromanga Natural History Museum.

Sandy Mackenzie (left) with parents Stuart and Robyn Mackenzie excavating a thigh bone of Cooper during the 2007 dinosaur dig. Credit: Gary Cranitch

The team excavate the pelvis of ‘Cooper’ on the 2007 dinosaur dig. Credit: Robyn Mackenzie

Australotitan belonged to a group of dinosaurs known as the titanosaurians, which were the last surviving group of long-necked sauropods and the largest known land-dwelling animals to have ever existed. Australotitan is now the largest known dinosaur species from Australia, making it the largest land animal to have ever walked in outback Queensland and sits within the top 10 to 15 largest dinosaurs in the world. It is estimated to have reached a height of 5 to 6.5 meters at the hip and length of 25 to 30 meters – as long as a basketball court! It may have weighed anywhere between 23 and 74 tons, the equivalent of 1400 red kangaroos!

The team with the jacketed femur of ‘Cooper’ on the 2007 dinosaur dig. Credit: Robyn Mackenzie

The study found that all four of the sauropod dinosaurs that lived in Australia around the same time (96 to 92 million years ago) were more closely related to one another than they were to other dinosaurs found elsewhere. To check Australotitan was a different species, its’ bones needed to be compared with the bones of other species in Queensland and globally. Not exactly an easy task when dealing with fragile and very heavy bones that are kept in museums 100s to 1000s of kilometers apart.

For the first time, the team used new digital technology to capture each bone in 3-D and compare them to the bones of its closest relatives. Many of these digital ‘cybertypes’ will form part of Queensland Museum’s digital collection powered by Project DIG, a partnership between Queensland Museum Network and BHP.

Dr. Scott Hocknull with the fossil humerus of ‘Cooper’ (right) and 3-D printed reconstruction (left). Credit: Rochelle Lawrence

The digital capturing process has also led to some remarkable discoveries. It has been found that several of ‘Cooper’s’ bones were crushed by the footsteps of other sauropod dinosaurs. This can be seen in a sauropod trample zone found during the excavation of ‘Cooper’. The team found a rock-shelf, almost 100 meters long, representing a sauropod pathway. The footprints of sauropods have been preserved trampling through the mud and even the bones of another smaller sauropod in the soft ground. This work has been forming fascinating studies in dinosaur trace fossils around Queensland.

The sauropod trample zone discovered during the excavation of ‘Cooper’ in 2007. Credit: Dr. Scott Hocknull

The scientific publication marks a seventeen-year long culmination of the joint effort between Queensland Museum and Eromanga Natural History Museum paleontologists, geologists, fossil preparators, and most importantly volunteers. Australotitan adds to the growing list of uniquely Australian dinosaur species discovered in outback Queensland, and just as importantly showcases a totally new area for dinosaur discovery in Australia.

Left to right, Tanya, Rochelle and Natalia preparing the fossil humerus of ‘Cooper’ at the Eromanga Natural History Museum. Credit: Dr. Scott Hocknull.

Stay tuned for more behind the scenes stories of Queensland dinosaur discoveries!

Project DIG is a partnership between Queensland Museum and BHP that will scan our collections and digitize our research for people worldwide.

Australotitan cooperensis, “Southern Titan of the Cooper.” Credit: Vlad Konstantinov, Scott Hocknull ©Eromanga Natural History Museum

Written by Rochelle Lawrence, Senior Research Assistant, and Scott Hocknull, Senior Curator, Geosciences, Queensland Museum.

Reference: “A new giant sauropod, Australotitan cooperensis gen. et sp. nov., from the mid-Cretaceous of Australia” by Scott A. Hocknull​, Melville Wilkinson, Rochelle A. Lawrence, Vladislav Konstantinov, Stuart Mackenzie and Robyn Mackenzie, 7 June 2021, PeerJ.
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.11317


Cretaceous Dinosaurs Lived in Warm and Variable Greenhouse Climate, Study Suggests

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Cretaceous-period dinosaurs had to deal with greater seasonal differences than previously thought. Image credit: Sergey Krasovskiy.

Paleoclimatologists have precisely reconstructed monthly sea surface temperatures at around 50 °N latitude from fossil shells of bivalve mollusks that lived during the Campanian (Late Cretaceous epoch) greenhouse period, about 78 million years ago.

“We used to think that when the climate warmed like it did in the Cretaceous period, the time of the dinosaurs, the difference between the seasons would decrease, much like the present-day tropics experience less temperature difference between summer and winter,” said lead author Dr. Niels de Winter, a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Utrecht University.

“However, our reconstructions now show that the average temperature did indeed rise, but that the temperature difference between summer and winter remained rather constant. This leads to hotter summers and warmer winters.”

To characterize the climate during the Campanian greenhouse period, Dr. de Winter and colleagues examined well-preserved oyster and rudist shells from the ancient coastal localities of the Kristianstad Basin in southern Sweden.

“Those shells grew in the warm, shallow seas that covered much of Europe at the time,” they explained.

“They recorded monthly variations in their environment and climate, like the rings in a tree.”

Using a ‘clumped isotope’ method, they found that water temperatures in what is now Sweden during the Campanian greenhouse period fluctuated between 15 and 27 degrees Celsius — over 10 degrees Celsius warmer than today.

“It was thought that during the age of the dinosaurs difference between the seasons was small,” Dr. de Winter said.

“We’ve now established that there were greater seasonal differences. With the same temperature average over a year, you end up with a much higher temperature in the summer.”

“Our results therefore suggest that in the mid latitudes, seasonal temperatures will likely rise along with climate warming, while seasonal difference is maintained. This leads to very high summer temperatures,” he added.

“The results bring new insight into the dynamics of a warm climate on a very fine scale, which can be used to improve both climate reconstructions and climate predictions. Moreover, they show that a warmer climate can also have extreme seasons.”

The findings appear in the journal Communications in Earth and Environment.


de Winter et al. 2021. Absolute seasonal temperature estimates from clumped isotopes in bivalve shells suggest warm and variable greenhouse climate. Commun Earth Environ 2, 121; doi: 10.1038/s43247-021-00193-9


How Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Ties Into Fallen Kingdom's Most HORRIFIC Scene

Friday, June 25, 2021

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's opening sequence connects to a horrific scene in the finale of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous' third season.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for the third season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, now streaming on Netflix.

One of the scariest aspects of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came right out of the gates. A mercenary team sent by Dr. Henry Wu was attacked as they came to Isla Nublar to get the Indominus Rex DNA for Eli Mills' science team to use to create more experimental hybrids. It resulted in one operative, Jack, getting eaten as he fled from a T-Rex, not realizing that the Mosasaurus would be waiting to jump out of the water and chomp him to pieces. It was a pretty horrific scene that showed the new films were a bit more brutal. And now, with Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous' third season, we see how all this was set up.

This season adds more nuance to this exchange during a stormy night at Site A as Wu's come with another chopper to get his laptop back. It has InGen data he needs and this causes a chase where his chopper and goons track the kids down as they've stolen the machine to blackmail him.

As Darius and Co. run around the island, they encounter the T-Rex, who's quite hungry after the place has been left abandoned. This leads to a chase in the night that puts the T-Rex on a collision course with Jack. The kids flee and end up in a tower, trying to find resources to fight back, and there they watch the Fallen Kingdom opening scene unfold.

Ironically, the T-Rex they've evaded goes after Jack, and as he jumps onto the rope ladder hanging off this other chopper, he thinks he's escaped. Unfortunately, as he screams and laughs, the kids are totally terrified as they watch the Mosasaurus rise up and clamp down on him. It almost pulls the chopper down too but the guys escape with the genetic data, not caring for their fallen colleague.

In addition to the context given to that opening scene, Wu escapes with his own crew and insists that rather than chasing the kids down from the air, this helicopter needs to get to Eli as soon as possible. He doesn't want the boss knowing teens might have stolen his work and simply needs to start creating the new breed, the Indoraptor.

It's an intriguing sequence of events and shows how the kids influenced the films on the big screen, all while operating in the shadows. And to them, they realize that the humans and monsters we got in those films really are threats to their existence, which is why they're happy to steer clear of Wu and his squads of soldiers and get to Costa Rica.

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous stars Paul-Mikél Williams as Darius, Jenna Ortega as Brooklynn, Ryan Potter as Kenji, Raini Rodriguez as Sammy, Sean Giambrone as Ben and Kausar Mohammed as Yaz. Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix.


Jurassic World 3 Is Set Four Years After Fallen Kingdom

Friday, June 11, 2021

Exclusive: Jurassic World: Dominion takes place in 2022, four years after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed.

Jurassic World: Dominion is set 4 years after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The final installment in the Jurassic World trilogy is being helmed by Colin Trevorrow, who previously directed the first Jurassic World in 205. The previous two installments,  which retooled Steven Spielberg and Universal Pictures original franchise, proved to be massive hits at the box office. This thus encouraged the studio to continue the films and complete the trilogy. Plot details about Jurrasic World: Dominion are scant. Still, it is believed that the forthcoming movie will wind up everything in a big and fulfilling way once it arrives in 2022.

Although there is a full year before Jurassic World: Dominion premieres in cinemas, the movie has already created a lot of buzz. This hype can perhaps be best attributed to the fact that the primary cast consisting of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong are all coming back to reprise their roles in the sequel. And it's not just them who will reappear, but original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum have also been confirmed to return for the end of the trilogy. Despite the exciting cast announcements, it remained unclear when after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom would the new movie be set. But that conundrum has now been solved by Trevorrow, who has set straight the timeline of Jurassic World: Dominion. 

During his exclusive conversation with Screen Rant ahead of F9's IMAX preview, Trevorrow revealed that Jurassic World: Dominion takes place four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He said that everything within the Jurassic World universe is set in the present day. So by that principle, since the events in Fallen Kingdom occurred in 2018 and the Battle at the Big Rock happened in 2019 (as shown in the short film of the same name), Dominion must come about in 2022, which is four years after the second film.

Everything in my mind has always been pretty much present-day. So Big Rock took place a year or so after Fallen Kingdom in 2019, when it came out, and the T-Rex has just been out in the Sierra Nevada forest where they all escaped to. It’s absolutely massive; it’s a whole section of the state. And so she’s just been living in there; they’ve been struggling to catch her for a very long time. So this is about four years later - it’s when the movie comes out, so 2022.

While determining the timeline for Jurassic World: Dominion, Trevorrow cited the end of the previous film and its follow-up short film. This may possibly hint towards the premise of the new movie, which many believe will deal with dinosaurs co-existing with humans. Trevorrow has made it abundantly clear the Fallen Kingdom dinosaurs are still out there in the wild, as he said that by the time the new movie kicks off officers would still be looking to hunt down the T-Rex that had escaped into the Sierra Nevada forest. This means that Jurassic World: Dominion will depict a full-blown dinosaur infestation, and it will be up to the heroes to save the day. It's, however, not necessary that all dinosaurs would be a cause of nuisance. But is more likely that while some dinosaurs would like in harmony with humans, some others would wreak havoc, much like what was shown at the end of the Battle of Big Rock.

Trevorrow's comments intelligibly indicate what the new Jurrasic World: Dominion movie could look like. Fans already had an idea that the upcoming final film would leave the park behind and explore real-world locations, and now it's also known that the movie is set in the modern day. This information should suffice in appeasing viewers' curiosity until a trailer drops and actually offering a proper glance at the film's plot. That said, the idea of Jurassic World: Dominion taking place in 2022 gives rise to a logical question about the movie's storyline, that is if the COVID-19 pandemic would factor into the events as well. It's highly unlikely though, as the movie has its own epidemic to deal with, which involves menacing Cretaceous reptiles roaming the Earth.


These Adorable Dinosaur Planters Water Your Plants For You

Friday, June 11, 2021

If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own herbs on a windowsill and use them in your daily cooking, these adorable dinosaur planters help take the effort out of keeping indoor plants alive. While the herbs inside of them still need access to sunlight (so you’ll want to place them near a window), these planters have a unique self-watering design that makes them not just cute but super-practical, as well.

Since it’s inevitable that someone will space on watering their herbs at some point (or will have to be away from home for a few days), these planters only require that the dish that the dinosaur “drinks” from is filled with water; the planter does the rest, allowing the roots to absorb the necessary amount of water through the dino’s tongue when they need it. This also prevents you from over-watering the herbs, too.

Choose your favorite dino or collect the entire set: The orange Triceratops comes with sweet basil seeds, the green Stegosaurus contains lucky clover, and the red T-Rex comes with wild strawberry seeds.

According to reviews, these Japanese-made planters make a fun and quirky gift for the dinosaur-loving people in your life, especially kids. And just imagine the batches of pesto you can make with your own basil plant growing in your kitchen.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost.