Chris Pratt's Owen Grady and a terrifying new hybrid dinosaur, the Indoraptor, are featured on a new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom cover for Total Film. The previous movie was a massive smash hit at the box office upon its release in 2015, grossing a staggering $1.67 billion at the worldwide box office, and the sequel (directed by J.A. Bayona) hopes to continue that momentum by offering more new dinosaur species, and bringing back Jeff Goldblum as Doctor Ian Malcolm.
While Jurassic World was mainly an adventure film, in which a new version of Jurassic Park falls victim to the same fate as the original, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will lean more into the horror elements of the franchise - especially after the halfway point. The movie starts out with raptor trainer Owen and former park operations manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) returning to Isla Nublar to oversee a dinosaur rescue mission when an erupting volcano threatens the lives of every species on the island. However, they discover too late that the real agenda behind the mission is obtaining valuable dinosaur DNA that can be used to create living weapons.
Set for release in June, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the main feature of this month's issue of Total Film, which hits newsstands on Friday. In addition to the main magazine, there will also be a 36-page Jurassic Park celebration mag, looking back on where the franchise began. We can probably expect to see all sorts of behind-the-scenes details and interesting plot tidbits emerging from the feature, so keep your eyes peeled this week for news about the next wave of dinosaur carnage.
While Jurassic World was a bigger hit than just about anyone expected it to be, as the first entry in the franchise since 2001's Jurassic Park III, the reviews were somewhat mixed and interest in the sequel has been muted, in part thanks to the pretty lacklustre trailers. However, there's still time to really get the excitement going over the next few weeks, and the Indoraptor does look particularly terrifying - a manmade combat dinosaur created from a lethal combination of some of the deadliest species.
Chris Pratt, meanwhile, can currently be seen in the massive superhero team-up Avengers: Infinity War, which is already shattering records at the box office. Even if the dinosaurs alone aren't enough to draw people in to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it can only benefit from featuring Star-Lord himself front and center in the cast. Let's hope that Bayona's sequel can match the thrills of Jurassic World, and maybe even outdo them.
Source: Total Film
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018