The Jurassic Park franchise is perhaps one of the most famous collection of movies of all time, dating back to the first film that came out in 1993. The original trilogy is still revered and loved today, as the characters and of course, the dinosaurs, made a huge impact on the big screen.
Today, we now have five films in the Jurassic Park series, including the original three and the two more recent additions of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, both starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The third film in this new trilogy, titled Jurassic World: Dominion and directed by Colin Trevorrow, is on its way next year (2022), and while Jurassic World (2015) did well at the box office, the sequel had mixed reviews and didn’t do as well with fans. However, the upcoming instalment is set to wow fans of the series with a new perspective on what John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) created decades ago.
While the film was set to release in June last year (2021), the unfortunate pandemic put a stop to production, and thus the project was delayed. However, the good news is that the movie has already been written and has now finished filming, so the 2022 release date is looking a little more probable as post-production can now get underway.
The movie will be taking place four years after the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which the island inhabited by the dinosaurs was destroyed. After being released into the world of humans at the end of the movie, the dinos now seem to be running amuck.
With this being a continuation of the previous feature, Chris Pratt and co-star Bryce Dallas Howard will be starring side-by-side in this new adventure. As great as it is to have Pratt and Howard on board once again, there are some actors whose presence may make all the difference...
Actors from the very first Jurassic Park film, including Sam Neil, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, will be joining the project. This is such exciting news, as these characters really helped bring the idea of a dinosaur theme park to life on the big screen, all the way back in 1993.
There are rumours that both Neill and Dern will not be in it just for a cameo; they are said to have a substantial role within the new movie. It will certainly be interesting to hear their thoughts on the situation decades after their first brush with the prehistoric creatures.
Dr. Wu (B.D. Wong) will also be reprising his scientific role, and will most likely want to continue his work on cloning and subsequent research, which is clearly a bad move when velociraptors are running around and mosasaurs are eating surfers.
As we know, Claire (Howard) and Owen (Pratt) are the knights in shining armour, and work together to do what they think is right. In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the pair team up to save the remaining dinosaurs from Isla Nublar before its volcano explodes. However, with so many good guys we can't help but wonder, will there be a new villain?
There have been rumours that, unlike the two films before it, Jurassic World: Dominion will not have any hybrid dinosaurs. While this may be true, it seems unlikely that for the final movie, there will be no new creature to wow audiences.
This may be good news, as some fans felt that the introduction of the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World, and the Indoraptor from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, stole focus from the original creatures, such as the T. Rex and velociraptor, who made the franchise as iconic as it is.
However, there are also discussions of a never-before-seen creature to hit screens. This new dinosaur is said to not be a hybrid, but one based on a recently-discovered real world set of fossils which begs the question: with cloning shut down and the Park uninhabitable, who made this dinosaur, and how?
While the plot hasn’t been revealed yet, nor do we have a trailer, the events from the prequel and the short clips of the new movie allow us to make a guess at what might happen.
Claire and Owen appear to be the sort to fight for the dinosaurs; despite the destruction they are causing. They were created by humans and are now at risk of extinction by them too; something that seems unfair, particularly to Claire.
In the 2018 movie, Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) warns people that life may never return to the way it was, and that since dinosaurs were here long before us, they could very well be here long after we are gone. The upcoming feature may follow this ethical query and present the choice of whether the human race should kill the creatures and save humanity, or let nature balance everything out.
Jurassic World: Dominion should reach cinemas on June 10th, 2022.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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