Hello, fellow JP/JW Wikians.
I would like to discuss a specific event that has a lot of mystery surrounding it that I will be discussing today; Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock.
Battle at Big Rock is a live action short that originally was supposed to be released in front of Hobbs and Shaw, which released August 1, 2019, but for some reason, it didn’t.
I was motivated to make this blog because of Jurassic Outpost’s article which can be linked here.
In case you’re new to this situation, Battle at Big Rock was supposed to be a short film that will have an adult Allosaurus and a Nasutoceratops, a character that previously appeared in the last two JW films, presumed to be Dr. Henry Wu, and was reported to have animatronics. More information can be found here.
Proof of its existence were clearly the two figures Mattel has released early, the Takara Tomy figures, the Jurassic World Alive models that were leaked, images of them in Jurassic World: Alive, and even images of them in the Jurassic World: Facts App. Additional proof is that Jurassic World: Evolution has added the Nasutoceratops to the game. So if this merchandise exists, then why hasn’t the short come out yet?
Theory has it that Battle at Big Rock was delayed to a closer date to Jurassic World III to build up hype. Another reason was that the merchandise that was leaked wasn’t supposed to be leaked earlier, and the short was delayed to obscure its existence.
I myself am in the majority of really wanting to know what happened with this live action short, and I really hope that it gets released this year or maybe early next year in 2020.
But what are your thoughts? Here’s the Discussions Post I set up about this topic. Are you wanting to know what happened to Battle at Big Rock? Leave your thoughts down below, and let’s hope for the best for the future of this live action short.
UPDATE: Colin Trevorrow himself has confirmed that Battle at Big Rock has not been cancelled and is still presumably in development. He cannot reveal any information behind the short film, though.