For over two decades, Steven Spielberg's classic Jurassic Park has amazed audiences everywhere by introducing a wondrous place where dinosaurs still roam the earth. On the fictional Isla Nublar, a ferry boat ride away from Costa Rica, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex and more run free in the wild. And this summer, Universal Pictures hopes to take people there again with the movie's highly-anticipated sequel Jurassic World.
Set 22 years after the first film, Isla Nublar has changed a lot. It is now a hugely popular, fully functional dinosaur theme park, just as creator John Hammond originally envisioned. Only mankind still hasn't learned their lesson about leaving well enough alone. In an effort to boost visitor attendance, the park's geneticists have created an even bigger, better, badder hybrid dinosaur that, of course, escapes. "Welcome to Jurassic World," indeed.
A new featurette above gives fans an inside look at Jurassic World, both the movie and the park, and it's a sight to behold. Just as you'd expect, there's a safari ride through Gallimimus Valley, a live feeding of Mosasaurus and a leisurely Cretaceous Cruise down a river filled with Stegosaurus. It almost makes one want to go there, if it weren't for that pesky problem of people being eaten.
We also have new images that introduce us to the movie's key players. Check them out below:
The movie's hero, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), is a member of the park's behavioral research program. He conducts tests on a group of four Velociraptors called Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the park's operations manager, who makes all the big decisions, including whether to create a hybrid dinosaur known as Indominus rex. Her nephews, Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins), are visiting the island when all hell breaks loose.
There's also Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan), the owner of Jurassic World; Barry (Omar Sy), a tamer who takes care of Owen's Velociraptors; Vic Hoskins (Vincent D'Onofrio), the head of security; Lowery (Jake Johnson), the park's tech-savvy operator; and returning cast member B.D. Wong, who plays Dr. Henry Wu, the park's chief geneticist.
Only three weeks remain until some of these characters get eaten when Jurassic World premieres in theaters worldwide. Whether the film will live up to expectations remains to be seen, but there's no arguing that director Colin Trevorrow has created a complex, fully realized world. As Spielberg says in the featurette above, "To see Jurassic World come to life is like seeing Jurassic Park come true."
But what do you think, Screen Rant readers? Are you counting down the days until dinosaurs rule Isla Nublar again? What do you think of Trevorrow's world so far? Let us know in the comments.
Jurassic World opens in U.S. theaters on June 12th, 2015.
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