Spielberg confirmed Jurassic World 3 (or Jurassic Park 6, depending on your view of the franchise) would be directed by Colin Trevorrow, who also directed 2015’s Jurassic World. The third film, Jurassic World Dominion, was confirmed in February 2020. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming movie.
Jurassic Park almost ended up as a franchise relegated to the world of perpetual nostalgia, trotted out only for Halloween costumes or flashback lists. It would be a whole 12 years before the first delayed sequel – Jurassic World – began development.
Jurassic World 3 Trailer
If Dominion follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, then we won’t get our first glimpse until December 2020, with a second trailer rolling out in April 2021. Filming has already begun on Jurassic World Dominion. Goldblum revealed that he would start filming “come this summer.” He added: “[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.” We can only hope it will feature the brand new baby nasutoceratops! Dominion is out in UK cinemas on June 11, 2021.
Jurassic Park’s director Steven Spielberg had tried many times to get a reboot off the ground, and it was in 2015 that Jurassic World was released, and to a positive reception by critics and fans. In fact, it was so well received it begot another: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. However, this sequel was not universally beloved by critics. But its enormous success at the box office – it made $1.3 billion worldwide – all but guaranteed another sequel.
Jurassic World 3 Cast
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be seen once more as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing respectively, as confirmed by Colin Trevorrow. He has stated that there are other characters from Fallen Kingdom who will become “major characters”.
Newcomer to the franchise Isabella Sermon might also return as Maisie Lockwood, the genetically-created offspring of John Hammond’s former partner Sir Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell). And to complete this trilogy, morally dubious geneticist Dr Henry Wu (BD Wong) might finally get his comeuppance. Though he wasn’t in the sequel, Jake Johnson could reprise his much-loved Jurassic World role as Lowery in the threequel.
Trevorrow said: “It doesn’t mean he’ll never be back, and I’ve had conversations with almost all of the actors going back to the previous films about how important their legacies are to these movies, and yet also how important it is to continuously change and evolve them into something new.” Though Jeff Goldblum returned to the franchise as Dr Ian Malcolm, he only had limited screen time in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But fret not, fans of the original – the THREE remaining original stars are confirmed to be reprising their roles!
Director Colin Trevorrow revealed why he staggered their return. “We’d brought back Dr Henry Wu first because he was the man behind the science and the only one who made sense. Otherwise, we’d have had to come up with a reason why Ellie, Malcolm, and Grant all went to the theme park on the exact same day it broke down – again,” Trevorrow said.
“But the next film allows the legacy characters to be a part of the story in an organic way. [Jurassic World Dominion screenwriter] Emily Carmichael and I call it Jurassic Park VI, because it is.” Chris Pratt recently teased that everyone would be returning, but there is still no official word on reprisals from Ariana Richards (Jurassic Park), Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore (Lost World), William H. Macy, Téa Leoni (Jurassic Park III), or Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World).
Jurassic World 3 Release date
Cinemas across the world will be welcoming dinosaurs again on their screens on June 11, 2021. So far, the release date has not been postponed but production has halted due to the ongoing world situation.
If it were to be delayed, it would likely be pushed back a full year to stay in keeping with June release dates that have proven effective for the previous two movies. Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising), a newcomer to the dinosaur franchise, will pen the screenplay for Jurassic World 3. The movie has been described by Trevorrow as a “celebration of everything that has existed in the franchise up until now”.
Jurassic World 3 plot
We don’t know too much about how the threequel will continue from Fallen Kingdom’s cliffhanger that saw dinosaurs out in the world. Trevorrow has been calling it a “science thriller” and Howard has been talking about how the movie will “bring the entire saga together”, especially as it’s been reported that it’s the final movie in the Jurassic World series. But one thing that the third movie won’t be is a dino-vs-human war movie. “Dinosaurs can’t organise,” Trevorrow told Jurassic Outpost.
“Right now we’ve got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world, [but] they don’t go pack hunting for humans in urban areas. The world I get excited about is the one where it’s possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food.” Chris Pratt has promised fans that they “will not be disappointed” and teased that the movie could start after a time jump.
“I can’t believe that we’re going to make that movie, and I can’t believe they found a way to deliver on the promise of the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” he explained. “Like, ‘Wait what? The island has blown up. The animals are out, we can’t put them back in the box. What are we going to do? How are not only these dinosaurs but this technology moving forward going to affect the planet?
How will the original trio will fit into the plot? Trevorrow knows what he won’t do: make them into “caricatures or parodies of themselves”. He added: “They’re so iconic, you can easily fall into that trap. You start by asking the most basic questions: who are these people now? What do they make of the new world they’re living in, and how do they feel about being part of its history? Ultimately it will be in collaboration with the actors. They know and love these characters. We’ll do it together.”