Behind the screams
Director J.A. Bayona and his talented filmmaking team, including creature effects creative supervisor Neal Scanlan, utilized a combination of practical and special effects to bring the dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to life.
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J.A. Bayona and Isabella Sermon
Bayona stands with Sermon, who plays Maisie, in the private dinosaur collection of James Cromwell’s Benjamin Lockwood.
The T.rex with the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmmaking team
The T.rex tagged and caged. Neal Scanlan (seated) cues up a scene that involved some aerobatic tumbling by Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, and Chris Pratt
Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing and Justice Smith’s Franklin Webb look frightened in the rig that stood in for the gyrosphere.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Howard prepares for a close-up. Her character is mostly seen wearing sensible boots, but she also rocks some less practical footwear onscreen. “I’m even balancing on one heel in one scene,” she says.
Chris Pratt and J.A. Bayona
Pratt says Bayona brought his signature style to Fallen Kingdom, including “a sense of pacing and suspense.”
Colin Jackman and Darren Nevin
Sculptors Colin Jackman (left) and Darren Nevin work to create details on the Indoraptor.
Jeff Goldblum and J.A. Bayona
Before Goldblum joined Bayona on-set, he and writer-producer Colin Trevorrow discussed his character’s evolution, a conversation Goldblum calls “fruitful and nourishing.”
Bayona with the Indoraptor’s animatronic arm.
Chris Pratt and crew
Pratt on-set in Hawaii, the location that doubles for the exotic Isla Nublar. “Once I got to Hawaii, I realized it was like the spirit of the island living in the movie,” the actor says. “So we certainly mourn that loss in this movie.”