Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” is frequently credited with establishing the summer blockbuster, but his adaptation of Michael Crichton’s most renowned novel was also a watershed moment in cinema. “Jurassic Park” was a game-changer when it was released in 1993. At the time, CGI was still considered a novelty, but Spielberg and his crew demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that technology was more than a fad.
After watching the first test shots of the dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park,” Spielberg’s friend and collaborator George Lucas stated, “It felt like one of those moments in history, like the creation of the light bulb or the first telephone call” (via The Atlantic). “A significant chasm had been breached, and things would never be the same again.”
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Even if the quality of “Jurassic Park” movies did not increase, visual effects improved dramatically over time. The franchise was on the verge of extinction after two subpar sequels. While “Jurassic World” didn’t quite capture the wonder of Spielberg’s original, reviewers agreed that it was the finest entry since “Jurassic Park.” The 2018 sequel, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” was significantly more contentious, but the movie still grossed over a billion dollars worldwide, implying that a third installment is unavoidable.
Here’s all we know so far about the third Jurassic World film, “Jurassic World: Dominion,” which will be released in February 2020.
When is Jurassic World: Dominion going to be released?
When “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” grossed over a billion dollars, a third picture became a foregone conclusion, but a “Jurassic World” trilogy was always planned. J.A. Bayona (director of “Jurassic World” and co-writer of “Fallen Kingdom”) stated to TIFF in 2016 that Colin Trevorrow (director of “Jurassic World” and co-writer of “Fallen Kingdom”) had a three-movie narrative in mind from the start. Bayona commented (via MovieWeb): “It’s quite fascinating where he’s leading the plot.”
Universal was so confident in its revived series that it set a release date for the third “Jurassic World” picture before the first film, “Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom,” ever came out.
The Hollywood Reporter stated in 2018, four months before “Fallen Kingdom” debuted, that “the studio has set a June 11, 2021, release date for the film.”
The fact that Universal considers “Jurassic World: Dominion” to be a summer event isn’t surprising, but the film’s summer 2021 release date was jeopardized in March 2020, when development on “Jurassic World: Dominion” was halted due to the coronavirus epidemic. The blockbuster was being shot near London, the UK’s most severely damaged city. The set of “Jurassic World: Dominion” has been asked to depart the ship, according to British tabloid The Sun, which published some unsettling overhead photos of the abandoned set.
Filming restarted in July 2020, which is great news. The bad news is that the film will not be released until June 11, 2021. On June 10, 2022, it will instead be released in cinemas.
Which members of the Jurassic World: Dominion cast are set to reprise their roles?
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, respectively, in “Jurassic World.” We also know that Isabella Sermon will reprise her role as Maisie Lockwood, who liberated the dinosaurs at the conclusion of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” according to the “Jurassic World: Dominion” teaser. Owen and Claire have become Maisie’s guardians since the events of the last film.
The original “Jurassic Park” trio is also set to rejoin on film in “Dominion,” so they aren’t the only old faces returning. During an interview on “Watch What Happens Life,” Jeff Goldblum seemed to confirm their comeback. At a red carpet event, the actor teased the notion, and his enigmatic response all but guaranteed that the original characters will be engaged in some capacity. Trevorrow ultimately confirmed it in September 2019 when he said that Goldblum (Ian Malcolm), Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), and Sam Neill (Alan Grant) will all have pivotal parts in the next sequel, bringing the saga full circle.
Since starring in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” together, Neill, Dern, and Goldblum have all repeated their legendary roles, but this core trio hasn’t appeared in the same film since that first installment. Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum, made his most recent appearance, but it was only a glorified cameo in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Trevorrow discussed to Empire why he decided to wait until now to fully introduce the heritage characters.
The cast of the original Jurassic Park is ecstatic to return for Dominion.
The cast of the 1993 film “Jurassic Park” is just as ecstatic about their return to the series as the fans are. Laura Dern was in attendance when Colin Trevorrow confirmed that Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum all had “important parts” in “Jurassic World: Dominion,” and she couldn’t control her delight as she addressed the Collider Q&A crowd. She stated, “I like dinosaurs.” “It’s fantastic that you share our enthusiasm for them.”
Since then, Dern’s co-stars have expressed their excitement about returning for what is expected to be the largest “Jurassic” film ever. Goldblum rushed to Instagram to express his delight at working with his “amazing” co-stars again, quoting a classic Ian Malcolm quip and declaring himself “glad as a clam-asaurus.” In a separate Instagram post, Sam Neill gushed over Dern and Goldblum, calling them “the bestest of greatest company.” “On the prior, we always had a good time, and we’ll have a good time again.”
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Trevorrow confirmed to Empire in October 2019 that Neill, Goldblum, and Dern will all have a say in how their characters had progressed since we last saw them.