Chris Pratt takes us behind the scenes of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Universal Pictures has just revealed a fun surprise for “Jurassic World” fans in the form of an ongoing series of behind-the-scenes videos hosted by leading man Chris Pratt. Dubbed “Jurassic Journals,” the segments were recorded during the filming of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Today, the first two installments have come online with the promise of additional videos every Thursday between now and the new movie’s big-screen release on June 22.

In the first “Jurassic Journal,” Pratt chats with co-stars Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith, each recalling their early experiences with the original “Jurassic Park” 25 years ago.

The second “Jurassic Journal” sees Pratt interacting with makeup artist Vivian Baker. In addition to her work on the first “Jurassic World,” Baker worked closely with Pratt on “Passengers” and on Marvel Studios films like “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Check back next week to see what surprises future “Jurassic Journals” may hold.

The official synopsis for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” reads as follows:

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens in theaters June 22, 2018.