Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:06 pm
Grant: What species is this? Wu: It's a velicoraptor. Grant: You bred raptors...again? Wu: Nods portentously...again
Seriously, pretty sure those are raptors (though the head of the one on the left looks a bit boxy). There were rumors that JW:D would introduce Deinonychus and/or Pryoraptors, perhaps instead BioSyn literally just breeds their own classic variety? Wonder if they'd call the alpha "Grey", because that's just needlessly confusing.
Would make sense not to do a second movie in a row with Blue as "the last raptor" since FK had so much of that with her as the MacGuffin. What's more vexing is why the background resembles Hawaii/Isla Nublar...?
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Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:07 pm
Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:28 am
In reference to the prologue, seems weird for Trevorrow et al. to throw so many non-contemporary species together in there after all that talk about getting Brusatte as their new dino advisor & making their new Dominion dinos more accurate ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvahkhNK7A ). Why not just do the prologue with contemporary species? Why not 2 T.rex fighting each other? Why not Anzu instead of Oviraptor, Alamosaurus instead of Dreadnoughtus, Triceratops instead of Nasutoceratops, etc?
In reference to Deinonychus, at least their hands aren't pronated?Seems weird that that's the Deinonychus design they go with after all that talk about getting Brusatte as their new dino advisor & making their new Dominion dinos more accurate. As a basis for comparison, here are some more accurate (& better looking) Deinonychus designs: -This one's by Willoughby: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rFRGSTJI3CQ/TvibD0PiLrI/AAAAAAAAAKY/kg7a5YXXEtU/s1600/deinonychus_rpr.jpg -This one's by Bonadonna: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91yMp1Gb9RL.jpg
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Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:40 pm
It's very annoying to have species that shouldn't be together in that time period.
Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:06 pm
^^^^ It's a little weird that Trevorrow threw out the original fictional "Malasaurus" concept when he came on JW because he didn't want kids to think it was a real dinosaur, and now he's gone full "Land Before Time" two movies later; can't chalk this up to frog DNA either.
On a completely different note, since the previous bout of info/leaks from the past couple days seems to be over, anyone want to guess who the new cast members are playing?
FYI, this is the order of the cast on the official Amblin website, which should give some idea of how prominent the characters are (though there are other contractual factors involved such as bigger names getting earlier billing ETC): Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Mamoudou Athie, Scott Haze, Dichen Lachman, Daniella Pineda, Campbell Scott, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Omar Sy, DeWanda Wise & BD Wong.
Interesting that Mamoudou Athie, Scott Haze and Dichen Lachman and listed very prominently while DeWanda Wise is toward the end of the list. My guess is that Athie will be playing a scientist of some kind, perhaps the new Billy Brennan (or Franklin)? In an interview it sounded like he's gotten close with Sam Neill, so presumably they've got some scenes together. I've seen him in a couple of things and think he's a likeable actor, it's hard to imagine him being very sinister.
Scott Haze, meanwhile, has a very distinct "shady mercenary" thing happening. Dodgson is obviously the big bad but he's an older geneticist/business man with a public image and probably isn't going to be chasing Owen and Claire around with a gun, (or hurling Claire off a boat). Perhaps Haze will head up BioSyn security, would be interesting if he's a former Navy SEAL and served with Owen? Seems like he might be the new Wheatley?
With Dichen Lachman I'm not sure, she seems like she might play a "femme fatale" archetype? Perhaps Dodgson's assistant and "cleaner"? I don't know, there's a a bit of an "evil Bond girl" vibe with her; she's glamorous in an off-beat way.
Again DeWanda's listing may suggest she's not in it very much, though that could be a technicality like she just doesn't have a great agent. There was a rumor a while back that she was playing a pilot named "Kayla", makes sense that since this is a globe-trotting story our heroes would need someone to schlep them around; actually reminds me of when the lead character in the John Sayles JP4 script hired a pilot named "Darwin" to take him to Nublar. I've seen her on an episode of the new "Twilight Zone" where she played an astronaut going to Mars, so she's possibly been typecast as piloting a vehicle in everything? There was also a set picture released where she seems to be with Owen in a primordial forest environment, and they appear to be together as a duo there.
So, guess away guys/gals!
Update: On yet another completely unrelated note, here's the full Trevorrow interview from Collider...
What was it actually like the first day you had the original cast on set together? The first day of filming, was it one of them, or was it all of them?
TREVORROW: They were in a Jeep, and I took a picture of it, of the three of them in this Jeep. And I sent a picture to Steven of it, and he got very emotional. He surprised, because I thought he would write back a joke or something. I didn't process entirely, because I was so in it in the moment that, that would be something that was emotional for him. And it really meant a lot, to see their faces all next to each other, so that was it. They were in a Jeep.
In an homage to the 90's "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs" thing, they could honestly change the name of this franchise to "Jeeps and Mercedes and Dinosaurs" at this point.
Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:09 pm
I also wondered about the new actors' roles. My thoughts are similar to yours: - Scott Haze as antagonist, maybe some sort of hunter (Zane Maxin from one of the early leaks perhaps?) - Dichen Lachman as a morally ambiguous character (spy, mercenary...) - Demanda Wise as the plane pilot.
I've no idea for Mamoudou Athie though but if he was often with Sam Neill, then he could portray some aspiring paleontologist or a research assistant (a new Billy like you wrote).
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Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:56 pm
There is a LEAKED TEASER TRAILER showing off MANY new scenes with Rexy, Blue, the cast and more on youtube! I sadly can’t post the link because I’m a new member.
What happens in the teaser:
Many new scenes with Rexy chasing vehicles in a forest, the plesiosaur, Blue, Compys in grocery bags, scenes in the arctic setting, Dr Grant, Dr Sattler and Dr Malcolm, the drive in movie...
Wow I wonder where this came from. Some people are saying that its fake, but I seriously wouldn’t know where anyone could find so many scenes with the actors, Rexy, Blue and all the other new dinosaurs... If this is fake then it’s the best fake I’ve ever seen. Wow.
Subject: Re: General Jurassic World: Dominion News Thread v1.0 Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:11 pm
It's fake I'm sorry to say...The shot of Chris Pratt in the arctic setting is from his upcoming movie "The Tomorrow War", JK Simmons is noticeably behind him on the left. A lot of this honestly looks like some clever editing from other things the cast has done.
I do wonder where the Compies in the car came from...something like the "Primeval" series perhaps?