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.
The release date for Jurassic World: Dominion might still be a little while off, but for fans struggling to wait, the threequel’s second trailer has finally landed.
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.
The clip gives fans a first look at the terrifyingly toothy Giganotosaurus (Giga) - the film's antagonistic dinosaur - as well as showing more footage of former 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.
Jurassic World Dominion director Colin 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."
What's more, actor Neill, who is reprising his role as Dr. Alan Grant for the first time since Jurassic Park III in 2001, has promised that “Jurassic World: Dominion is going be a big film”.
“[Director] Colin Trevorrow has that childlike sense of wonder, playfulness and inventiveness that [Steven] Spielberg has,” he told Variety. “We really shot a six-hour movie. We were all very gung-ho.”
He continued: “Hopefully, there’ll be thousands of massive cinemas ready for it because it’s a big film for big audiences.”
Read on for everything we know so far about Jurassic World: Dominion including the latest release date, trailer and plot information.
When is Jurassic World: Dominion's release date?
Jurassic World: Dominion is currently scheduled to release 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 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 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 is scheduled to land in UK cinemas 10th June 2022. If you're looking for something to watch while you wait, check out our TV Guide.
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