Netflix may have just accidentally revealed a new Jurassic World project, according to a new title that popped up temporarily as a related title when a fan searched for "Jurassic World." It's already been taken down, but not before the title, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, was screenshot and tweeted to the public.
The as yet uncompleted Jurassic World trilogy has already spawned a decent amount of supplementary content in the form of video games and two separate LEGO series, LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape and LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nubar. The franchise itself is basically bulletproof - Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom weren't exactly critical darlings, and no sequel has come close to the quality of the 1992 original, but Jurassic anything is an undeniable cash cow for Universal. Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom both grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and are currently the 6th and 12th highest-grossing films of all time, respectively. It would make sense that Universal has already made moves to pump out even more content from what's been such a lucrative premise.
So, when Twitter users nsjstuff and derekzrncic posted their screenshots of the mysterious new Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous showing up after searching Netflix for "Jurassic" and "Jurassic World," it begged to be taken a little seriously. Fan site Jurassic Outpost picked up on the news and did some investigating of its own. They discovered that despite the title disappearing from Netflix the same day as its discovery, Universal had already taken out trademarks on "Camp Cretaceous" and "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" in December of 2018. Phantom search results are one thing, but trademarks are quite another.
@ChrisLikesDinos Saw "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" as a title suggestion on Netflix. I don't know much about how Netflix works, so any idea as to why it's showing up here? pic.twitter.com/ck5OrS8dGE— Regionald Lopherous (@nsjstuff) March 18, 2019
The fact that Universal has taken out trademarks indicates that there's at least been discussion of a new Jurassic project, and the fact that the title popped up as a Netflix search tag points to the two partnering together. Universal's already working with the streaming giant to produce the animated series Fast and the Furious: Spy Racers, and considering how stupidly lucrative the Jurassic World franchise is, it's not unbelievable that the two would partner together on such a project.
But it's also possible that this is a project in development that, like so many others, will never see the light of day. Or if it does see the light of day, it'll be under a different title and not feel remotely related to what we've seen today. It's far too early to tell, but just the idea of Netflix and Universal working together to produce Jurassic World content when there are so many different ways it could possibly manifest itself feels worthy of a little excitement. In the meantime, Screen Rant has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Source: Jurassic Outpost
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021