The third, and according to the makers, final installment of the Jurassic World franchise is coming, Jurassic World: Dominion. The Jurassic Park continuation movies began with Jurrasic World in 2015, and then the divisive Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018.
Now Collider has been speaking with director Colin Trevorrow as the release of this third movie comes closer. Everyone has been keeping the plot close to their chests. We know that Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum all return alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt. We have been promised scale. Short film Jurassic World: Battle At Big Rock gave us a taste of the world now that dinosaurs have escaped from the island:
So a movie detailing the dinos and their spread on the mainland? Well, yes, and no! Trevorrow throws out a comparison nobody expected. Bourne and Bond. Spy movies? Apparently so.
“I’m sure it’s no secret that we shot in the UK, we shot in British Columbia. We shot in Malta. And those are essentially representing our locations. There’s another major location that I don’t want to disclose just yet.
But there’s any environment you can imagine, ecological environment, physical environment that you can think of, it’s represented in this movie, [because it] is a big globe-hopping adventure.
It’s got a little bit of Bourne and Bond and a bit of a spy movie thrown into it too. Spy movie, science thriller with dinosaurs.”
In the same interview, Trevorrow talked about spoilers from toy designs leaking before movies are released, as happened with Mechagodzilla in the recent Godzilla vs. Kong. He says he’s not too bothered and revealed a snippet of the differing dino-design this time around.
“As you can see, there’s feathers on the dinosaurs…and there’s more of that in the film. I just want people to come and see a great story.
I think in the end, when you see the movie the second time, you’ve seen what the dinosaurs look like. If it’s not a great story, then we’re wasting your time. So that to me is hopefully why people will show up.”
He also talked Jurassic World: Dominion run-time and test screenings, saying he is focussing on keeping the run-time down to a maximum of 150 minutes. When asked about tweaking based on test screenings, and when he considers the movie as perfected, he replied:
“I don’t have that arrogance in me. It doesn’t exist. I’m always wondering how we can make it more effective… I understand it now. I understand it all. Remaking the movie you made, doing a new version of it years later. I get it.”
Jurassic World: Dominion is set to hit theaters on June 10, 2022.