Wondering where they are going to go next after the unexpected ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? The movie may have been perceived as lackluster by some, but the cliffhanger ending left an entire world of possibilities. Those of you who are yet to get caught up, look away now.
Following the carnage at the manor auction in the Pacific North West and the escape on the US mainland of many different species of dinosaur, things look like they could be dicey.
We saw a Mosasaurus stalking surfers.
A T-Rex was facing down a lion in a zoo.
Blu and the pack were surveying an entire housing development full of tasty morals that may, or may not, have been the same housing development as Spielberg’s classic ET.
This is without even touching on the development that Hammond and InGen’s tinkering had gone beyond animals, even extinct ones, and into a morally questionable area.
Now the third movie in this relaunched franchise is nearly ready to roll – Jurassic World: Dominion. Co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow says that the upcoming blockbuster is a:
“…celebration of the whole franchise.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he called the enlarged cast:
“…a true ensemble…”
He also went on to state that the returning cast – Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum – have not got small cameos. Their parts are as large as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. He also hinted that this could be the end as this movie is very much:
“…the culmination of one story that’s been told.”
He said nobody should expect something similar to Jurassic Park III, this will feel very different:
“It’s very much a serialized story. What was important for me was, when you watch Dominion, you really feel like you are learning how much of a story that first set of movies was and how everything that happened in those movies actually informs what ultimately is able to happen in this.”
Trevorrow also spoke about his hiatus from the franchise, with what could have been a hint at his experiences working on another mega-franchise Star Wars. He eventually excited that franchise over creative differences, widely thought to have been triggered by The Last Jedi driving the storyline face-first into a narrative brick wall.
“Honestly, it’s because I love it. I don’t really have a better answer than that. I’ve been very fortunate to be involved in a lot of different kinds of stories, and after working with J.A. Bayona, (the director of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) on the last film, that was inspiring for me in its own way, to see how another filmmaker interpreted that middle chapter of the story.
I was genuinely moved by the experience. I was going through a tough time myself. So to dive back into this world of dinosaurs with another filmmaker and make something we believed in, it made me want to finish what we started.”
Jurassic World: Dominion was set for release on June 11, 2021 but has since been pushed back to June 10 2022.