Next season, Jurassic World 3: Dominion roars into cinemas – a movie 65 million years in the making (give or take the quarter-century or so since the original Jurassic Park). But if you ever thought you knew what to expect from the franchise, think again, because all bets are off after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
This picture’s finale watched herds of dinosaurs unleashed on northern California to rescue them from certain death. No longer confined to some tropical island, how will T-Rexes, Pteranodons, and Triceratops interact with a human race that’s been separated from them by millions of years of evolution? Can people adapt to the “new normal” of sharing the world with prehistoric creatures? There might well be a hint in that “Dominion” subtitle…
Jurassic World director/co-writer Colin Trevorrow is back behind the camera for Jurassic World 3: Dominion, having handed the megaphone to J.A. Bayona its original sequel. He says he had always planned the three movies as a trilogy, so presumably, the new state of affairs was still part of a grand plan. He’s also brought original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum along for the ride because, y’ understand, life finds off.
With the final chapter of a six-part saga less than a year off – coronavirus permitting – GamesRadar+ dives to the fossil record to give you all of the essential intel. Keep reading to find out more about the Jurassic World 3: Dominion release date, trailers, cast, plot and more.
Jurassic World 3: Dominion release date is June 11, 2021.
While coronavirus was holding back major screen debuts anyplace, the Jurassic World 3: Dominion launch date has remained untouched — for now, at least. The film’s been pencilled in for June 11, 2021 – a date that is in agreement with the various June 2015 and June 2018 releases of its predecessors, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
That is not to say, however, that Jurassic World 3: Dominion has made it throughout the pandemic entirely unscathed. Director Colin Trevorrow confirmed on Twitter that manufacturing began on February 24, 2020 (kicking off Canada, before going to the U.K.). Still, it was only a couple weeks before the coronavirus lockdown put the shoot.
Luckily, in July, the movie became one of the first Hollywood blockbusters to make it back in front of the cameras – as those bruisey on-set photos from star Bryce Dallas Howard confirm.
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) July 16, 2020
Reports have suggested that, to get Jurassic World 3: Dominion filming, the cast and crew, had to isolate over the same hotel complex for a number of weeks, together with Jeff Goldblum bringing along his wife and kids to isolate with them. The whole team would play frisbee each Sunday, and – thanks to Twitter – we’ve seen Goldblum and Sam Neil enjoying some jazz sessions together. Not a bad way to spend a couple of weeks…
Jurassic World 3: Dominion trailer – Is there any teasers for the new film?
It’s still a little early for a bona fide Jurassic World 3: Dominion trailer, but we’ve got something that’s arguably even better – a dinosaur-packed 10-minute brief that helps bridge the gap between the Fallen Kingdom along with the new film.
“Fight Big Rock” is placed in northern California, a year after the dinosaurs were set loose at the Lockwood mansion. It reveals a vacationing family becoming caught in the midst of garbage between a carnivorous Allosaurus and a family of plant-eating Nasutoceratops, hiding against the carnage inside their R.V.
Just as intriguing as the central storyline, but are the hints at the way the world has changed. News reports cite sightings of infant dinosaurs — indicating they are breeding in the wild — although there’s a discussion of adapting to a “new normal”. (The brief was released months before “new normal” became a part of everyday conversation.)
There are also a few compelling mid-credits scenes: a bunch of tiny Compsognathus chasing a small woman; a close encounter with a Stegosaurus causing a car accident; a Parasaurolophus drinking from the side of a river; a spectacular shot of a shark leaping from the water to consume a seal has been topped by a Mosasaur eating the shark; and a Pteranodon swooping from the skies to grab a dove released in a wedding. The sphere of Jurassic World 3: Dominion is likely to be somewhat different from what we’ve seen before.
Jurassic World 3: Dominion cast – who can we expect to see in the film?
“It’s got pretty much everybody in it,” star Chris Pratt said on The Ellen Show. “It is going to feel very much like how Endgame brought everything together in Marvel.” He was not exaggerating. In addition to bringing the crucial (living ) players in the recent movies, the Jurassic World 3: Dominion throw can also be reuniting the stars of Steven Spielberg’s first 1993 dino-romp, Jurassic Park.
It was always inevitable that franchise mainstays Pratt (who plays animal behaviourist/Velociraptor trainer Owen Grady) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic Globe manager turned dino-activist Claire Dearing) would be back in action. But we also know Isabella Sermon will join them as Maisie Lockwood, the little girl they rescued in the final act of Fallen Kingdom – in fact, Trevorrow’s previously tweeted a photo of Sermon on set.
To all professionals in the film, television, entertainment and arts world, join the challenge to post a photo of you in your job. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood social media with our profession. Copy this text and post a pic. pic.twitter.com/opWF9zOt9T
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 19, 2020
Additionally, it is no surprise that we’ll be seeing more of Dr Henry Wu, the first Jurassic Park geneticist who has become a significant player in the new trilogy – he cameos in animated Netflix spin-off Camp Cretaceous, that alludes to his morally suspect approach to creating dinosaurs. Actor B.D. Wong confirmed he is part of the Jurassic World 3: Dominion cast at an interview with Entertainment Weekly way back in February 2020.
A few Claire’s Dinosaur Protection Group colleagues reprise their Fallen Kingdom functions in the new film – Daniella Pineda as paleo-veterinarian Zia Rodriguez and Justice Smith as pc pro-Franklin Webb.
And you will find probably returns to get a pair of characters from Jurassic World who sat out its sequel. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed back in February that Omar Sy and Jake Johnson would be reprising their roles as Grady’s raptor-training partner Barry Sembene and theme park control area operator Lowery Cruthers, respectively. However, has reported that Johnson’s look may currently be in doubt, thanks to scheduling issues. “I was getting ready to go out after which this pandemic hit, and thus everything got pushed along with the program got rearranged,” Johnson said in mid-August. “We are figuring out the scheduling and how and if we can make it work.”
Franchise novices Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Dichen Lachman, and Scott Haze will take on as-yet-undisclosed roles, but the most intriguing new arrival is Campbell Scott. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Singles/Roger Dodger star will play Lewis Dodgson, whose name may be recognizable to fans of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park book and the first movie. Dodgson (played by Cameron Thor in Jurassic Park) was the rival businessman who paid rogue I.T. guy Dennis Nedry to sneak embryos at a can of shaving foam. Seeing as villains in this franchise have a habit of getting themselves eaten, it appears a fantastic bet that Dodgson – allegedly now the CEO of genetics company BioSyn, perennial rivals of Park/World owners InGen – could be the large Bad this time out.
The greatest news about the Jurassic World 3: Dominion cast, however, is undoubtedly the return of first Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill (as palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant), Laura Dern (as palaeobotanist Dr Ellie Satler), and Jeff Goldblum (as chaotician Dr Ian Malcolm). They’ve all walked with dinosaurs again (Dern and Neill in Jurassic World 3, Goldblum in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Globe: Fallen Kingdom) but this is the first time that the trio has been reunited on display. And unlike the glorified Goldblum cameos that bookended the Fallen Kingdom, they are going to have substantial screentime. “We’re throughout the movie, Jeff, and me, and Laura,” Neill informed Yahoo! Films, although he did acknowledge that,” [I likely will not be running quite as quickly as I was 27 decades back!”
Another veteran of the first movie could also combine the trio. Joe Mazzello played dino-obsessed child Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and obtained fans speculating in February when he tweeted: “I think it’s time to get back to work. What do you say, gang?” The timing checks out along with different announcements about the movie, but we’re still awaiting official confirmation. It’ll be interesting to see if Tim must live his dream of being a palaeontologist.
And perhaps most importantly of all, Sam Neill has confirmed that Dr Grant’s hat is earning a return. Okay, it is not Indiana Jones’s fedora however we do love an iconic part of headwear.