A never-before-seen banner for Universal Pictures' Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has been unveiled at a licensing expo in London this week. With 2018 shaping up to be a year when multiple blockbuster tentpoles and franchise sequels are set to be hitting the big screen, Universal's planned sequel to Jurassic World is shaping up to be the most anticipated. That's not only because it's going to be the follow-up installment to one of the most profitable films of all time, but also because of how much of a change in creative direction Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom appears to be when compared to its Colin Trevorrow-directed predecessor.
With A Monster Calls director JA Bayona taking over, the film will feature a whole new cast of supporting characters, in addition to the returning Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who will be reprising their roles from Jurassic World. But following the film's title announcement earlier this year, there has been little-to-no actual marketing, photos, or footage released from Fallen Kingdom up until this point, much to the chagrin of Jurassic Park fans everywhere.
While those fans will have to wait a little bit longer before they get to see a teaser trailer for the film, a small, but exciting new look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has arrived today. Spotted at the Brand Licensing Europe Expo in London this week by Mega Power Brasil, a new banner for the film has been unveiled by Universal Pictures, featuring Chris Pratt's Owen alongside a T-Rex and Raptor. You can check out the banner for yourself down below:
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— Mega Power Brasil (@MegaPowerBrasil) October 10, 2017
As expected, very little is actually known about the plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at this point, including how it builds off of the events of all the previous Jurassic films or what its standalone story even is. Aside from some occasional set photos from Fallen Kingdom, not much has been teased regarding its story, although, Colin Trevorrow did compare the Jurassic World sequel to a Spanish horror film earlier this year. And the addition of Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm to its cast only further makes its connections to the previous films that much more interesting and mysterious.
Fortunately, it's only a matter of time before fans can get their first real look at the film, with some recent rumors even indicating the first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom could be premiering sometime next month. Whether or not any of that comes to fruition will have to wait to be seen, however, this new look at the film could be a sign of some marketing movement being made behind-the-scenes. And if this banner is any indication, it looks like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom won't just feature the return of some notable human players from the first Jurassic World, but some of its dinosaurs as well.
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018