Jurassic World: Dominion – the third sequel in the Chris Pratt reboot – was announced late last year, exciting fans all over the world with the news of OG stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum signing on.
Although COVID-19 has halted filming, which was due to begin in May, a star of the film recently hinted that production may restart sooner than expected.
Here’s everything we know so far about Jurassic World: Dominion…
When is Jurassic World 3’s release date?
Jurassic World 3: Dominion is currently scheduled to release on 11th June 2021, however the coronavirus pandemic is likely to delay that date.
Filming on the Jurassic World sequel was due to start in May, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the start date has been delayed.
Although there’s hope that production will restart sooner than expected. Earlier in May, original star of the Jurassic Park franchise Sam Neill told The Guardian that filming on Jurassic World: Dominion could hopefully resume in July.
“I should be going into Pinewood at 6am. All the sets are there, waiting,” Neill, who played Dr Alan Grant in the original films, said.
Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, it looks like Trevorrow is still working away on the edit from home:
Who is in Jurassic World 3?
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.
Goldblum told 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 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.
Is there a trailer?
Not yet, but there is a short film titled Battle at Big Rock. Check it out below:
What will happen in Jurassic World 3?
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 scheduled to land in UK cinemas 11th June 2021