After Joe Johnston’s Jurassic Park III opened in 2001, we didn’t see another Jurassic film for fourteen long years, and while, Colin Trevorrow’s highly anticipated Jurassic World: Dominion, which is due out next summer, will serve as a trilogy capper, it doesn’t sound like the wait for a follow-up will be anywhere near as long.
Speaking with Collider, 5x Academy Award-nominated producer Frank Marshall revealed that the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion is not being developed as a potential finale to the blockbuster Jurassic franchise, but rather as a new beginning. “It’s the start of a new era,” he says, before adding, “The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.”
While he wouldn’t get into any details, Marshall did hint at more films set in this dangerous new universe where humans must learn how to live – and survive – alongside wild dinosaurs.
The star-studded cast of Jurassic World: Dominion will feature several Jurassic alums, including Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), 3x Golden Globe-nominee Sam Neill (Alan Grant), Academy Award-winner Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), Academy Award-nominee Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm), Jake Johnson (Lowery Cruthers), Omar Sy (Barry Sembane), Justice Smith (Franklin Webb), Daniella Pineda (Zia Rodriguez), and Isabella Sermon (Maisie Lockwood).
Newcomers to the franchise include Mamoudou Athie (Sorry for Your Loss), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Dichen Lachman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Scott Haze (Venom). Details on their roles are currently being kept under wraps.
For now, Jurassic World: Dominion is still slated to roar into theaters on June 11, 2021, but depending on when production is able to safely resume, there is a strong possibility it will be among many 2021 blockbusters to have their release dates shifted to later in the year or into 2022.