The Latest News about Jurassic World
2012 -2015

Starting in 2013 this website was created to bring Jussaic Park fans the latest News about Universal Studios' fourth Jurassic Park movie: Jurassic World, Jurassic Park IV, JP4 Movie that is being produced by Steven Spielberg

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  • Jurassic World is the fourth Jurassic Park movie in the series. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Steven Spielberg, formerly Jurassic Park 4, Jurassic World will hit theaters June 12th, 2015. For the latest news on Jurassic World, as well as info on the cast, plot and trailer. is the place for the fans of Jurassic Park and those looking forward to Jurassic Park 4.


Latest NEWS & INFO

2012 -2015


Chris Pratt Speaks About Jurassic World for the First Time!

Author: Chris Picard | Jan-27-2014

According to Chris PrattJurassic Park was his Star Warsgrowing up. The Jurassic World lead star spoke briefly, for the first time with QMI Agency about his involvement in the upcoming, fourth Jurassic Park film as well as his adoration for the original franchise. While promoting his latest film, the Lego movie in Legoland, California, Chris had this to say:

"For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars. I lined up at the theatre to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel, I've seen it a whole bunch of times... for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out,"

"And so it's a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I'm going to be playing. I'm thrilled about it."

Chris will be playing the role of Owen, the rugged ex-military type, whose plans get foiled by the "smart, corporate scientist" played by co-star Bryce Dallas Howard. The two recently met for the first time earlier this month.

Source: PR Record Gazette

Jurassic World: What We Know So Far

Author: Chris Picard | Nov-27-2013

What do we really know about Jurassic World? Well, thanks to a recent tweet by director Colin Trevorrow, we now know that Jurassic World takes place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park and that the film is aiming to be a 'sci-fi terror' adventure. Check out Trevorrow's tweet below:

@pfcbains916 Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.

— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 23, 2013

Aside from its time period, the plot for Jurassic World is still unknown. Before the script for the film went through vigorous re-writes, Trevorrow had teased the prospect of returning to Isla Nublar – the island which the first Jurassic Park took place on. However, since the re-writes, it's unclear whether or not we will still be returning to Nublar or not.

This article will detail the (rumor-free) current, official facts surrounding the plot, cast, characters and dinosaurs of Jurassic World. Enjoy...

What do we know about the cast so far?

Currently, the only confirmed actors to have a part in Jurassic World are: Bryce Dallas HowardTy Simpkins and Nick RobinsonChris Pratt and Irrfan Khan are currently in talks for roles, but neither have announced their official involvement yet.

Josh Brolin was at one point in talks for the role Chris Prattis now testing for, but Brolin abandoned the project in light of a more appealing opportunity with the next Star Wars film (reports suggest).

It's also worth noting that Idris Elba had been rumored to be in talks for a role in the film as well, but in a recent interview,Elba put those rumors to rest by denying any involvement with the project entirely – much to our disappointment, I might add.

Whether Pratt scores the role or not has yet to be seen, but his odds are sounding good from what we hear.

What do we know about the characters so far?

We only really have a rough idea of two of the characters which we'll see in Jurassic World. The first being Bryce Dallas Howard's character, whose name remains a mystery. But in term of her bio, what we know is that she's described as being a smart, corporate scientist.

The other character we're aware of is a 'rugged, ex-military type' named Owen, whose unknown plans are foiled by Bryce’s character. If Chris Pratt gets the role, this is the character he’s set to play.

Will any of the original Jurassic Park cast return in Jurassic World?

To be honest, nobody knows for sure. What we do know is that Laura Dern has confirmed she will not be returning in JW, while the possibility of seeing Jeff Goldblum return is more likely, especially after this recent interview he took part in. As far as Sam Neill is concerned, well, let's just say don't get your hopes up. Sam has neither confirmed or denied a possible return to the franchise, but from what we hear, his return is an unlikely one at this point.

What do we know about the Dinosaurs so far?

Unfortunately everyone involved on the Jurassic Worldbandwagon has remained tight-lipped when asked about what new and old Dinosaurs will be featured in the film. The only real information we've been given came to us from Jurassic Park Dinosaur consultant and Paleontologist Jack Horner, who recently reiterated in an interview that the new Dinosaur will scare the crap out of us. Horner was reluctant to provide any further hints as to what this new Dino could be.

As far as classic Dinosaurs go, it's safe to assume we'll be seeing a return of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, given its return to the title logo and the fact that Colin Trevorrow has expressed interest in this particular theropod.

Velociraptors would also be expected, but it is possible this new Dinosaur Horner has been teasing us with could overtake the 6 foot turkey in the new film as being the 'brains behind the operation'. Time will tell as more details are revealed.

What can we expect in terms of tone and homage to the previous films?

According toJurassic World visual consultant Rick Carter, this fourth Jurassic Park film will have the 'same DNA' as the previous three films – meaning we can expect similar themes, cinematic experiences and scores in Jurassic World as we saw with the previous trilogy – nothing too outlandish. Basically, Jurassic World will be an evident addition to the Jurassic Park franchise and not its own, new entity.

What do we still need to know?

Well, there are many questions we still want answers to. Everyone involved in the project is remaining quiet and the level of secrecy surrounding this film are on par with other upcoming big blockbusters. We'll be stuck with rumors and fan concoctions for the next few months as filming gets under way, but hopefully soon, Trevorrow, Marshall or Universal will fill us in a little bit more on what to expect and what the film will ultimately be about.

In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye on for on-going news and updates as Jurassic World's production kicks into high gear. Also, don't forget to like us. For more Jurassic Park / Jurassic World news and discussion - and for those hard core Jurassic Park fans out there, don't forget to check out our newly updated Jurassic World Movie Forums where you can discuss Jurassic World, the original JP trilogy as well as general Dinosaur related topics!

Jurassic World hits theaters June 12th, 2015 and we're assuming it will be in 3D.

Check back soon for more on Jurassic World!

Jack Horner discusses the 'scary' new Dinosaur in Jurassic World

Author:Chris Picard | Nov-19-2013

In the midst of all the Jurassic World casting news and rumors, we finally get some news pertaining to the actual Dinosaurs which we'll see in Jurassic Park 4. In a recent interview with Face the State, Paleontologist and 'Dino-consultant' for the last three Jurassic Park films, Jack Horner spoke briefly about the 'scary new Dinosaur' we can expect to see in Jurassic World. Now, this isn't the first time Horner has teased us with info on the new Dinosaurs we'll be exposed to in Jurassic World. Back in April of this year, Horner teased us with the announcement of a new Dinosaur so scary, that we'll "want to keep the lights on after watching this movie".

It's been a while since then, almost a full year and things on the JP4 front have certainly changed a bit. But with a new title and new script, is it possible that Jack's "scary new Dinosaur" could not have made the cut after the new development process? Apparently not. The interview below dates back to November 14th, and Horner mentions that he's read the script for Jurassic World and again, reiterates that there's a "scary new Dinosaur in it", that he thinks everyone will love. Check out the interview below, it starts at around 9:45 and the Jurassic Park discussion lasts until around 12:20. Check it out:

Unfortunately Jack doesn't reveal what the Dinosaur will actually be, but a lot of fans have their minds set on "Troodon", which was featured in Jurassic Park: The Game. Though, nobody knows for sure.

What do you think the new Dinosaur(s) will be in Jurassic World? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below, or on the newly designed Jurassic World Fan Forums!

Thanks to our friends at for digging up this video!

Stay tuned for more Jurassic World movie news as it surfaces, right here on!

Jason Schwartzman to Join the Jurassic World Cast?

Author: Chris Picard | Nov-05-2013

The casting updates continue for Universal's Jurassic World! The fourth installment to the hugely successful Jurassic Park franchise, being directed by Colin Trevorrow, has already obtained the talents of Ty SimpkinsNick RobinsonBryce Dallas Howard and a rumored Josh Brolin and Idris Elba.

Adding to the current list, we're now hearing that American actor, Jason Schwartzman is also being eyed for a potential role in Jurassic World, according to Hypable - who claim this rumor comes to them from a very reliable source, close to the project. After Hypable apparently reached out to Schwartzman's publicist about the rumor, this is what they had to say:

After word reached our ears of Schwartzman's potential involvement, we immediately contacted his publicists, who stated that they could not comment on the news. Let's put this another way: They didn't say "no."

Considering his publicist did not deny the rumor completely, and avoided discussing the situation, that leads us to believe the inclusion of Schwartzman in Jurassic World is a very possible one.

Until of course we hear any solid confirmation, we'll continue to refer to this update as a rumor. We'll continue to keep you updated on all the latest happenings with Jurassic World, right here, on!


Josh Brolin Abandons Jurassic World

Author: Chris Picard | Nov-07-20133

I've been avoiding posting this news, but more and more sources are claiming this to be accurate - Josh Brolin has apparently dropped out of Jurassic World, leaving the role of a character named "Owen" up for grabs.

Why did Brolin ditch the highly anticipated Jurassic Park 4? No one knows, but the folks over at Schmoesknow (who initially broke the story) seem to think Brolin has his sights set on Star Wars: Episode VII instead. Both franchises have massive followings and both would offer him the type of exposure he seems to be chasing. Perhaps the role of "Owen" isn't one that lasts too long (Raptor food?) and Brolin is looking for a sustainable role which can carry him on through a number of films.

Whatever the case may be, we're sad to see such a promising actor leave the running for Jurassic World. Fingers crossed we don't hear a similar update from Idris Elba - who is also, currently rumored to be in talks for a role.

Be sure to check back for more Jurassic World news as we near its filming start date!

Potentially leaked Jurassic World storyboards and artwork reveal new Dinosaur?

Author: Chris Picard | Oct-30-2013

Yesterday, we received word of some potential Jurassic World movie storyboards and concept artwork which was apparently stumbled upon by a few dedicated Jurassic Park fans. Now, though these images have not been officially ruled out as "official", after some further investigation, I can safely say that the artwork is somehow - in a way - linked to the Jurassic World film. More accurately, the artwork below is more likely remnants of concepts for the Jurassic World pitch trailer, which made the news rounds last month.

The following images come to us from our friends at, who have asked that I keep the name of the artist a secret to protect their identity. After checking out the actual source for the images, I can say that the artist was, at one point, involved with the early development of Jurassic World.

The first image, depicts a character, standing in shock as (what looks to be) a T-rex comes barging through a wall of trees in the second, right behind his fallen comrade. Very Jurassic Park-esque indeed:


Now, it is important to note that these potentially "official" storyboards probably will have zero bearing on the actual film, and instead were used as concepts for the pitch trailers, which were shown years ago to get Universal interested in re-vamping the Jurassic Park franchise in the first place. That's not to say we won't see T-rex return in Jurassic World however, as the new logo already insinuates his return.

Next up, the crew at uncovered another image, from the same source, which is also said to be linked to the same project the above storyboards were linked to. The image below is supposed concept artwork of what looks to be an Allosaurus. Granted, I'm no Paleontologist, but it certainly doesn't look like a Rex to me, you be the judge:




Like I said, I was hesitant to post this news, as the validity of the images shown was a bit dodgy, but after speaking to the folks who posted the find and gathering more information, I feel more comfortable promoting these pieces as at least something to do with Jurassic World - in some capacity.

Furthermore, our friends at also followed up today with another find, claiming that the following images could also be related to Jurassic World - however, I remain doubtful of this next one until further confirmation can be provided. Regardless, for the sake of debate and discussion, check out the following:
So what do you think? Think there's some authenticity to any of these pics? Specifically the first 3? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Regardless if these images turn out to be authentic or not, it's exciting to note that Jurassic World will begin filming in a matter of months as we enter the Winter season. So, expect some truly exciting news soon!

Thanks to for the news!



Nick Robinson Joins the Jurassic World Movie Cast!

Author: Chris Picard | Oct-16-2013

The casting updates for Jurassic World continue to roll in as we receive word of yet another lead role being snagged by The Kings of Summer's Nick Robinson - an 18 year old actor who is currently starring in ABC's family series Melissa and Joey. Robinson is rumored to be playing the role of Ty Simpkins' brother (who was also recently confirmed as a lead for Jurassic World only two days ago), according to THR.



It would seem Jurassic World will follow in Jurassic Park's footsteps by catering to the younger generation and having a strong family foundation embedded in the plot. Bryce Dallas Howard is currently in talks for a lead role as well, but we have yet to receive official confirmation whether or not she has signed with the Studio.

The vigorous casting will continue as Jurassic Park 4 /Jurassic World is scheduled to start filming this Winter in Hawaii, so be sure to keep an eye, right here, on for the latest news and updates!


Idris Elba to star in Jurassic World

Author: Chris Picard | Oct-17-2013

A new casting rumor has ignited speculation that Pacific Rimstar, Idris Elba is in talks for a role in Jurassic World. The rumor comes from a source, whose fairly close to Jurassic World's development - at least in terms of the casting updates.

That being said, some credibility can be lent to this rumor, however until we hear of any official confirmation, we urge readers to take this news with a huge grain of salt.

It's been common knowledge for a while now that Jurassic WorldDirector Colin Trevorrow, and Producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall have been extremely busy building the ensemble cast for Jurassic Park 4, so it's not totally out of the question that the trio would be eyeing such talent as Idris Elba; whose starred in a few high profile films recently - Pacific Rim, Prometheus and THOR to name a few.

Without a doubt, Idris Elba would be a great addition to the cast and would lend some serious talent to the film's core. But again, until any official outlet provides confirmation on this rumor, we'll remain skeptical.

Special thanks to our friends over at for helping get this news off the ground and out in the open!

For more news on this story as it develops and more casting updates on Jurassic World, keep an eye on!


Josh Brolin being eyed for a lead role in Jurassic World?

Author: Gavin Singleton | Oct-18-2013 6:57 PM

According to The Wrap, much-in-demand Hollywood actor Josh Brolin (Goonies, Men In Black 3) is allegedly being eyed for the lead role in Universal's forthcoming Jurassic Park sequel directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World, due for release 12th June 2015.p

Josh Brolin

If this rumor turns out to be true, Josh Brolin will join an already impressive cast including Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, David Oyelowo and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jeff Goldblum's return and Idris Elba's place within the movies cast has yet to be confirmed.

Along with the possibility of Jurassic World being set on Isla Nublar, the same island as the original movie, this Jurassic Park sequel is shaping up to be quite promising, on paper at least.


Casting UPDATE

Chris Picard

According to director Colin Trevorrow, the plot for Jurassic World will take place 22 years after the events of the first Jurassic Park! Check out Trevorrow's tweet below, which confirmed this:

@pfcbains916Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.

Jurassic World (Jurassic Park 4) Cast and Characters

Chris Picard

The following are the currently confirmed cast additions for Jurassic World as well as what we know so far regarding their character biographies:

Chris Pratt
Chris will be portraying a rugged, ex-military character by the name of Owen. Little more is known about Owen at this point, but we do know that he becomes at odds with Bryce Dallas Howard's character throughout the film.

Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce will be playing the role of a smart, corporate scientist, though the organization she works for is currently unknown. Many fans have speculated that she will represent either the bankrupt InGen or the rival company, BioSyn.

Ty Simpkins
Ty's character is currently unknown, but given his age, we're assuming he's a boy caught in the middle of some unfortunate Dinosaur-induced chaos.

Nick Robinson
Nick's character is also currently unknown at this point.

Jason Schwartzman
Jason's character is currently unknown.

Omar SY
Omar's character is currently unknown.

Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan will play the head of the 'Patel Corporation', essentially the new company in charge of the Jurassic World theme park. A succesor to the previous, InGEN.

BD Wong
BD Wong will reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu.

Judy Greer
Judy will portray the sister of Bryce Dallas Howard's character in Jurassic World.

Katie McGrath
Katie's character is currently unknown.

Lauren Lapkus
Lauren's character is currently unknown.

Last update: April 16th, 2014

Jurassic Park 4 Plot Synopsis

Chris Picard

Currently, Jurassic Park 4 is still in the scripting stage, so an official plot synopsis for the film has yet to be revealed. However, this post will be updated every time an update is released regarding Jurassic Park 4's Plot synopsis and story line.

Check back periodically for updates!