Even if you don't know Phil Tippett by name, you certainly know his work. He was hired by George Lucas to work on the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and was responsible for creating and stop-motion animating the AT-ATs, the tauntauns and later some of the creatures in 'Return of the Jedi' (for which he would win his first Oscar). He also was hired by Steven Spielberg to supervise the animation of the dinosaurs for 'Jurassic Park,' a large part of what that film was so successful (indeed, he would win another Oscar for his work). While none of the subsequent 'Jurassic Park' (or 'Star Wars' films for that matter) would bring him back, director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed that Tippett will return for the upcoming 'Jurassic World.'
The two names that have popped up most as the contenders for the lead roles in 'Jurassic World' have been Bryce Dallas Howard and Josh Brolin. But while Howard recently confirmed her involvement, it appears that Brolin won't be making a trip to Isla Nubar, and his shoes may be filled by Chris Pratt.
Well, it's officially happening: 'Jurassic Park 4,' titled 'Jurassic World,' is really assembling a cast, and the latest name to get attached is young actor Nick Robinson, who starred in 2013's 'The Kings of Summer.' Details on his character are scarce, but to paraphrase the great Ian Malcolm, we're sure he will be involved in plenty of running and screaming.
'Jurassic Park 4,' now titled 'Jurassic World,' is firming up its human cast for the next adventure into dino-land with director Colin Trevorrow. And what 'Jurassic Park' movie would be complete without at least one kid to rattle the adults, right? This latest franchise installment is now looking to Tony Stark's kid sidekick in 'Iron Man 3.'
Little is known about the announced 'Jurassic Park 4,' other than that it will be called 'Jurassic World,' be directed by Colin Trevorrow and will be released on June 12, 2015. Casting for the next installment is kicking off, and 'The Help' and 'Twilight' star Bryce Dallas Howard is in early talks to be the first new addition to the cast.
What you're watching is not official footage from 'Jurassic World' - producer Frank Marshall confirmed as much on Twitter - but, it's what is being described as a "pitch trailer." It was shown to an audience by concept artist Iain McCaig at 'Star Wars' Celebration Europe II this summer and has now found its way to the web. Is this our first look at what they're planning for 'Jurassic Park 4'?