The Battle at Big Rock has finally been announced! Battle at Big Rock has been a hot topic around the Jurassic World franchise and when it wasn't released last month, it had fans guessing if it would really happen. If you aren't familiar with Battle at Big Rock, here's a quick overview.
- Sources in Ireland reported animatronics and filming was occurring in January for something related to Jurassic World's franchise
- Speculation was that filming was for a short film (Battle at Big Rock) to be aired August 2nd before Hobbs & Shaw
- Mattel released two new toys (Allosaurus and Nasutoceratops) with branding "As seen in Battle At Big Rock" in May.
- Two months later, a completely separate licensee (Ludia Inc) released an Allosaurus (Gen 2) and a Nasutoceratops in an update to mobile game Jurassic World Alive -- which were quickly removed from the game (but not from the code)\
(Jurassic Outpost, a website devoted to the Michael Crichton IP, covered the Ireland rumors, speculation, and Mattel toys)
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Official Date and Announcement
On Tuesday, September 10th we finally got official confirmation on when the short film will be released. On his official twitter account, Colin Trevorrow, tweeted the following:
“These creatures were here before us. And if we’re not careful, they’ll be here after.”
In a series of follow up tweets he states that the short film would premier on Sunday, September 15th on FX and it will star André Holland, Natalie Martinez, Melody Hurd and Pierson Salvador. The short film was co-written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael with music by Amie Doherty and Cinematography by Larry Fong.
We don't know much more about the film at this time as it has been kept under wraps until this point, but it looks like we'll know more this Sunday so make sure you don't miss it!