First Jurassic World poster revealed

"I just wanted a cool shot of a raptor," says artist Mark Englert who explains what the poster tells us about the new film

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The first poster for Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World has been revealed. After toying with a few ideas, artist Mark Englert admits he ultimately “just wanted a cool shot of a raptor”.

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In a film about dinosaurs it seems a pretty good place to start. 

But there was a lot for Englert to consider, knowing the poster would be scrutinised by fans looking for clues about the next film. 

“I decided to try and incorporate elements from the previous movies and try to connect how they have led up to the newest story in the series,” he writes on his blog.

“Jurassic World takes place back on Isla Nublar, where the park from the first movie failed before it even opened. I wanted to subtly establish the setting, the theme of nature overtaking technology and that a new park with a new story was being built on what had come before.”

Nublar’s new park can be seen taking shape in the background, with areas being cleared for the planned monorail. Englert explains that he thought building work would begin with a base, as construction crew would want somewhere safe to work from. Although there also appears to be a Space Mountain-esque ride taking shape, with Englert admitting the name of the movie had thrown up ideas of Disney World.

The helicopter, reminiscent of aircraft in the previous films, is also said to be carrying an injured, or possibly stray, dinosaur away from the park.

A nest of eggs can clearly be seen tucked up in the upturned jeep that almost killed Dr Grant and Tim in the first film, suggesting one free-roaming dino isn’t all the staff need to be worried about.

For some lucky fans, Trevorrow has revealed that the poster will be available at San Diego’s Comic-Con, which kicks off this Thursday. Although it doesn’t sound like you’ll simply be able to scoop one up in exchange for a pretty penny, with the director tweeting that they’ll be available for a “resourceful few”. 

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Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, is due for release on 12 June 2015