Everything we know about Jurassic World: Dominion so far
Anyone who saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was treated to an ending with pretty big implications. Dinosaurs are on the loose in the U.S. mainland — again! And now that Jurassic World: Dominion has begun production, here’s everything we know so far about what’s in store.
Who’s returning to the Jurassic franchise?
After going back and forth a bit about whether he would come back to the franchise, original Jurassic World director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow was announced as the director of Jurassic World 3 by none other than executive producer Steven Spielberg. Joining Trevorrow again will be Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as Fallen Kingdom newbies Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda, and franchise stalwart B.D. Wong.
While Jeff Goldblum already made a cameo in the J.A. Bayona-helmed Fallen Kingdom, the actor will return for Jurassic World 3 alongside fellow Jurassic Park OGs Laura Dern and Sam Neill. Their casting was announced by Trevorrow in September, at a Jurassic World screening where he brought out Dern as a surprise guest.
Who’s joining the Jurassic cast?
Joining the veterans of Jurassic films old and new are DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie. While no details have been given on the roles the actors are playing, audiences may be familiar with Wise from Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It and Someone Great, and Athie from the Facebook Watch series Sorry For Your Loss.
What’s the movie going to be about?
Trevorrow, who penned the script with Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising), told EW in 2018 that “Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was.” Little else has been given up as far as plot details go, but Trevorrow and Carmichael did release a short film post-Fallen Kingdom, starring Andre Holland and titled Battle at Big Rock. The short gives a taste of the repercussions that come with dinosaurs freely roaming the country.
With the recent announcement that production has begun, Pratt added in an Instagram caption that the title Dominion refers to “man’s attempt to establish dominion over nature.”
When will it be released?
Jurassic World: Dominion is slated to hit theaters June 11, 2021.
[This article was originally published Oct. 18, 2019, and most recently updated Feb. 25, 2020.]