Who is in Jurassic World 3? Are the original cast coming back?
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are definitely returning as dinosaur trainer Owen Grady and former park manager Claire Greary, respectively. Isabella Sermon has also been announced to return as their newly adopted daughter Maisie Lockwood.
It’s also been confirmed that Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will reprise iconic roles in Jurassic World 3. 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.
Speaking to Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio show, Goldblum confirmed that the movie will begin filming in London next year. “Well, I guess those dinosaur movies are kind of scary,” he said.” 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 O’Neill 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.
Details are scarce, but the film will no doubt pick up after the shocking ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, when the island was destroyed and dinosaurs were let loose into society. 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 in particular.
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.
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 3 is will be in UK cinemas 11th June 2021