The full trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is almost upon us, with Universal confirming its arrival on Wednesday, April 18 - but when exactly can we expect to see the footage of Chris Pratt and his dinosaur buddies?
This will actually be the third trailer we've got for Jurassic World 2. The first Fallen Kingdom teaser trailer came in later 2017, showing Isla Nublar turned into a volcano, while an extended TV spot aired at the Super Bowl and put focus on a new genetically-modified dinosaur, the Indoraptor. Now we're set for a full-length preview of the movie to accompany Avengers: Infinity War in theaters, although it will be available online a week earlier.
Last Friday, the official Jurassic World Twitter account revealed thirty-second trailer teaser, confirming the full trailer on Wednesday 18 April. They haven't confirmed a time, although based on previous trailer releases we can crack the case. As this is just a trailer drop and doesn't appear to be timed to a specific event (the first teaser premiered on Thursday Night Football), it's likely to be an online-only drop in the morning. We expect it between 5-8am PST/8-11am EST/1-4pm BST, with online chatter suggesting the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will release 8am PST/11am EST/4pm BST.
Until Universal confirm a time, this is just an estimate, but it would be a surprise for the trailer to release outside this period. There was a related promo linking Jurassic World 2 to the NBA playoffs on ESPN, but as there's no game set for Wednesday, this appears unrelated to the trailer. We will update if any further announcements are made.
As for what Jurassic Park fans can expect in the trailer, the thirty-second teaser provides a good taste: more intense dino-action and more Jeff Goldblum. There are several action setpieces teased - the Mosasaurus attacking a beach, Chris Pratt's Owen trapped in a container with a T-Rex, and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire taking aim at the Indoraptor - although a returning Ian Malcolm saying "Welcome to Jurassic World" is probably the biggest draw. What's hopefully also included is a sense of plot. Colin Trevorrow said earlier adverts included no footage from after the first 100 minutes, so there's clearly some secrets being held back.
Whatever Universal has in store, the trailer is sure to be a big talking point. Jurassic World is one of the highest grossing films of all time, and with a concerted return to horror shaking things up in Fallen Kingdom, the sequel is sure to try and match it.
Keep with Screen Rant for breakdowns and more features exploring Jurassic World 2 after the trailer drops.
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021