Jurassic World 3: New Dinosaur Robot Revealed
Jurassic World 3's director Colin Trevorrow shared a video on Twitter of an articulating dinosaur robot head, complete with moving eyes and tongue.
A new video posted by Jurassic World 3's director Colin Trevorrow shows off the movement and articulation of one of the film's upcoming dinosaurs. The Jurassic Park franchise arguably owes much of its success to robotic dinosaurs and practical effects, with many fans and critics alike citing the realistic look of the first film's robotic T-Rex, Triceratops, and Velociraptors as the main reason why Jurassic Park holds up so well even when viewed in the present day.
Although later films in the Jurassic Park universe leaned heavily into the use of computer-generated graphics in order to depict the dinosaurs on screen, there has always been a place for practical effects in the series. As technology advanced over time and the line between what is and what isn't CGI became harder and harder for viewers to determine, practical effects and computer graphics used together in tandem have slowly become the norm across most of the film industry.
Thankfully, it looks like practical effects aren't going anywhere soon, as Jurassic World 3's director Colin Trevorrow proved yesterday when he posted a video of an articulating robot head to Twitter. The creature appears to be a dinosaur, and can move its jaw, tongue, eyes, and eyelids independently of each other. Subtitling the video with the simple label of "Work," Trevorrow leaves little doubt in viewers minds they will one day be seeing this robotic animal on the big screen. Check out the embedded animatronic Jurassic World 3 dinosaur robot video below:
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) December 13, 2019
Practical effects aren't the only thing from the original Jurassic Park film returning for Jurassic World 3, as Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill's characters are all set to make appearances as well. Although the plot of the film has yet to be revealed, one major Jurassic World 3 fan theory revolves around the creation of dinosaur-human hybrids, an idea which orginially was introduced in a scrapped script for Jurassic Park 4. While the above video appears to be of a skinless robot dinosaur, it possibly could be something else entirely.
When recalling the ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, fans of the series are surely excited to see what will happen next. Jurassic World, being a soft reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, tended to follow the basic outline of its original film in much the same way Star Wars: The Force Awakens mirrored the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. Fallen Kingdom followed suit for the most part, but then took a much different turn and surprised fans with bold new series choices. While viewers don't know what will happen next, at least now they know Jurassic World 3 will be continuing the franchise's tradition of using robot dinosaurs.