Good news. Animatronics will make a strong comeback in Jurassic World 2.
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow revealed last year that were will be more practical effects in the sequel than than in the last movie, which will probably please people who felt there was too much CGI in the last beast movie. Below, a new behind the scenes look teases this return to form.
Trevorrow told Jurassic Outpost back in November:
I think the lack of animatronics in Jurassic World had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2] – because it has to start at the script level—and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.
There will be animatronics for sure. We’ll follow the same general rule as all of the films in the franchise which is the animatronic dinosaurs are best used when standing still or moving at the hips or the neck. They can’t run or perform complex physical actions, and anything beyond that you go to animation. The same rules applied in Jurassic Park.
Check out the social media tease below.
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) March 17, 2017