Jurassic World: Dominion release date, cast, trailer and latest news
Everything you need to know about the trilogy-capper starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.
Jurassic World Dominion, the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy, has collected over $950 million in the worldwide box office to date, despite being the sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise.
But if you’re itching to watch the movie from home, don’t worry: the latest blockbuster arrives on Digital, 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray later this month (August 2022).
The home release includes an extended version of Jurassic World Dominion, providing 14 extra minutes of dinosaur action and an alternative opening.
And in addition to the extra content, the new release also includes behind-the-scenes footage and an original short film called Battle at Big Rock that takes place a year after the end of Fallen Kingdom.
This alternative opening is likely to be the prologue which was released online and in IMAX.
Director Colin Trevorrow previously explained why the scene was cut from the theatrical release, while hinting that fans will be able to see it again one day.
“[It was] maybe too Malick-ian for a big summer movie. It was the beginning of the movie, it’s the first five minutes of the film and something I’m very proud of,” Trevorrow said.
“In our negotiations for how long this movie could be, and it’s still a pretty long movie, we realized that it was going to have to go. Universal supported my request to just give it to everyone for free and let people watch this prologue as a way to bring them into the world that we were creating. Hopefully, and I could almost say assuredly, someday you will be able to see it again.”
Jurassic World: Dominion is set four years after the dramatic ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, when dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world.
Ahead of the movie's theatrical release, a clip was unveiled giving fans a first look at the terrifyingly toothy Giganotosaurus (Giga) - the film's antagonistic dinosaur - as well as showing more footage of cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.
We also see Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum’s returning original trio, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm, too.
Trevorrow previously said that the Giganotosaurus was created to be "like the Joker". Speaking to Empire, he said: "I wanted something that felt like the Joker. It just wants to watch the world burn."
Read on for everything we know so far about Jurassic World: Dominion including the latest release date, trailer and plot information.
Jurassic World: Dominion Blu-ray release date
Jurassic World: Dominion arrives on Digital, 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray on 16th August 2022.
As detailed above, the home release features an extended version of the movie, providing 14 extra minutes of dinosaur action and an alternative opening, which is likely to be the prologue which was previously released online and in IMAX.
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When is Jurassic World: Dominion's release date?
Jurassic World: Dominion landed in cinemas on Friday 10th June 2022, after being delayed by a full year due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
And it looks as though Universal is on track for the 2022 release date after director Colin Trevorrow revealed via Twitter that filming on Dominion has officially wrapped.
"Wrap on Jurassic World Dominion," he wrote. "All my gratitude to our extraordinary crew and cast. We made a family."
The latest entry in the thrilling blockbuster series was one of the first major productions to get back to work after lockdown, but this wasn't enough to make Universal comfortable with its original release date.
As The Hollywood Reporter reports, the studio has a lot riding on this property, including a wide array of brand deals and merchandising that may have been adversely affected if not given ample preparation time.
Sam Neill tweeted that he was beginning to shoot his scenes back in early July 2020, returning to the role of Alan Grant for the first time since 2001's Jurassic Park III.
Even while filming had been paused, director Colin Trevorrow continued working away on the edit from home, as revealed in an Instagram post from late March.
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Jurassic World: Dominion trailer
The makers of Jurassic World: Dominion shared a five-minute prologue in November 2021, offering the beginning of a story that will be continued in cinemas next year.
The prologue was previously exclusive to IMAX, paired with screenings of Fast & Furious 9, but was then released online – and you can watch it for yourself below.
It shows a load of dinosaur action 65 million year ago, even giving fans a glimpse of the mosquito used to clone dinosaurs in the franchise’s original film.
“Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted to see dinosaurs in their natural habitat,” director Colin Trevorrow said at the time.
“It may have taken a few decades, but with a little help from ILM, Universal and Amblin, it has finally happened. This preview is just a glimpse of the film we’ve made. It’s an epic celebration of everything Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton created, and I can’t wait to share it with the world next summer.”
You can also watch a tie-in short film that was released back in 2019 titled Battle at Big Rock. Check it out here.
The first trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion dropped on 21st January 2022 - and it's an exciting crossover with the Winter Olympics. Watch here.
A second trailer for the movie landed in April 2022, giving fans a first look at the Giganotosaurus (Giga), as well as showing more footage of former cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.
The clip also gives us a look at Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum’s returning original trio, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm, too.
What's more, the footage reveals what might destroy the relationship between Grady and Blue. In the trailer, Blue seemingly has a baby, but when it's kidnapped by humans, Blue grows wary and turns on Grady, who sets out to get the baby raptor back. Watch below:
Jurassic World: Dominion cast
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are definitely returning as dinosaur trainer Owen Grady and former park manager Claire Greary respectively, while Isabella Sermon is returning as their adopted daughter Maisie Lockwood.
It's also been confirmed that Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will reprise iconic roles in the cast of Jurassic World: Dominion.
Director Colin Trevorrow will be bringing back the original three Jurassic Park stars, with Dern’s character Dr Ellie Sattler, Goldblum's Dr Ian Malcolm and Sam Neill’s Dr Alan Grant all returning to the screen.
Goldblum told presenter Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio show last year: "Well, I guess those dinosaur movies are kind of scary. And we're gonna do another one of those around these parts come this summer.
"[I'll] be here shooting with Laura Dern and Sam Neil and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Colin Trevorrow as the great director is going to be writing and directing it. And I can't wait."
In February 2020, Deadline reported that Altered Carbon star Dichen Lachman had joined the cast, though her role is yet to be specified.
Jurassic World: Dominion plot: What will happen?
As the short film Battle at Big Rock (see above) suggests, it truly is a Jurassic World now, with dinosaurs living side-by-side with humans and causing disruptions at weddings, roads and campsites, to name but a few.
We also know that hybrids will not be making a return following the debuts of the Indominus Rex and Indoraptor, bringing the focus back to regular ol' dinosaurs.
As for what role the returning characters will play, Jeff Goldblum has teased that Drs Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant will face an extremely perilous event.
Speaking to Insider about the first scene he had shot with his original co-stars, he said: "It was a scene with me and Laura Dern and Sam Neill and we were – I can't tell you much – but we were all day in a very tight, enclosed space.
"You'll see – it's a mystery you'll solve when you see [the movie]. The three of us were in a tiny little space and we were being menaced by – I can't even tell you – a surprising faction of prehistoric creatures that you've never seen before.
"There are a lot of animatronic things going on, so there is going to be less CGI I think, and lots of things that we can act with and see with our own eyes.
"We saw some amazing things. We were acting in a life and death situation. We think it might be the last moments of our lives and we're all bonding with each other in an emotional and somewhat hilarious way."
Well, let's hope they get out of that one alive!
It's also worth noting that several mobsters manage to purchase dinosaurs before the climax of the last film, likely setting up their return in Jurassic World 3 as antagonists with very powerful pets.
Director Colin Trevorrow has described the threequel as a "science thriller" which will be more in line with the original - though likely on a much larger scale.
Jurassic World: Dominion landed in UK cinemas 10th June 2022. If you're looking for something to watch, check out our TV Guide.
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