The MCU’s Answer to ‘Jurassic Park’ Coming in Phase 6

Most fans are focused on phase 4, and the slew of MCU installments and Disney+ shows set to intermingle over the next few years. However, the head honchos over at Marvel Studios are always a few steps, or phases, ahead. WandaVision is slated to segue into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk may appear in the Disney+ She-Hulk series. Long story short, the possibilities seem endless. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Marvel has a movie planned to rival the legacy Jurassic Park has left behind. 

Jurassic Park and MCU relation
‘Jurassic Park’, 1993. | Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images

While Jurassic World brought fans dazzling cinematography and thrilling sequences, it couldn’t rival the original’s inventiveness and sheer degree of ingenuity. The idea had already been conceived, and the path to follow had already been forged, as critics explained. And Jurassic World 2, lacking the former’s enticing script opened to critical and audience condemnation. So, will Marvel take a swing, in a similar direction, and beat Universal’s attempt to recreate the original’s magic? 

The MCU’s take on ‘Jurassic Park’ will be a ‘Savage Land’ film 

We Got This Covered has been informed that Marvel Studios plans to introduce a movie based on Savage Land. As for credibility, the same source previously revealed that Black Knight was coming to the MCU and that Ewan McGregor was returning to Star Wars as Obi-Wan (both of which turned out to be true). Thus, while all leaks must be taken with a grain of salt, we have reason to believe this one is on the money. 

Savage Land — one of the oldest Marvel Comics in recorded history — first hit the shelves in the 1940s, before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby tinkered with the story, putting their iconic spin on the source material. So, where is, and what is Savage Land?

Savage Land, a long-lost Tropical paradise in Antarctica, houses various prehistoric creatures; however, its most well-known inhabitant is Ka-Zar. Ka-zar is a jungle man, and yes, if you’re thinking, “like Tarzan?” you’re right on the money.

Why the MCU is taking a risk with ‘Savage Land’

The MCU plans to bring a world of prehistoric creatures and a Tarzan-like beast to the silver screen in one movie. Maybe the studio hopes it will see the box office results of Tarzan and Jurassic Park combined. However, the source close to We Got This Covered explained that the movie is the studio’s response to Jurassic Park, not Tarzan.

The MCU’s leading man, if vital to the saga, must be crafted in such a way as to break any character connections to the man famous for those sacred four words: “Me Tarzan, you Jane.” The source told We Got This Covered that this movie is not expected to hit the silver screen until way down the line, so they have time to figure out the details.

Fans should start getting excited now, for the creatures bound to take to the silver screen under Marvel’s mantle are destined to be breathtaking. There’s only one catch: will it feel like Jurassic Park meets Tarzan or Marvel meets Jurassic Park?  Will it be a unique approach to the prehistoric realm, or a passé endeavor, mimetic of former films’ ingenuity?