New Jurassic World: Dominion trailer premieres at CinemaCon

Image: Jurassic World: Dominion/Universal
Image: Jurassic World: Dominion/Universal /

There’s good news aplenty from CinemaCon, where movie studios are showing off their upcoming projects to theater-owners and other industry folks. The event is due to wrap up today, but there’s still a bit more juice in this thing before it’s over. The latest reveal is a brand new trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion. Unlike the footage for Avatar 2 or many of the other films at CinemaCon, the Jurassic World trailer hit the internet the very same day it was shown at the convention. We’re just over a month out from the movie’s release, so the hype train has already left the station and there’s no reason for Universal to hold anything back.

Here’s the new trailer in all its prehistoric glory:

Chris Pratt and company go on a dino rescue mission in new Jurassic World: Dominion trailer

Universal’s latest trailer gives us a lot of new footage from Jurassic World: Dominion, and it’s some edge of your seat stuff. After 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, dinosaurs have escaped into the world. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) is still pals with his Velociraptor friend Blue, who has just had a baby — something which isn’t supposed to be possible, but literally always happens in these movies. After the baby raptor is snatched up by poachers, Grady promises an angry Blue he’ll get her hatchling back and goes on a rescue mission.

It’s not clear exactly how all the other characters get roped into the quest to get Blue’s baby back, but Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) clearly has opinions. “You made a promise…to a dinosaur?” he asks incredulously in the trailer.

Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) are both featured prominently throughout the trailer as well. Director Colin Trevorrow had previously teased that the returning original Jurassic Park cast members have meaty parts in the film, and the trailer backs that up.

We also get an extended look at the Malta motorcycle chase sequence, including the reveal that Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) takes part in it. There’s also a scene where Pratt and new cast member DeWanda Wise (Kayla Watts) face off against a feathered dino that surprises them by diving beneath a sheet of ice. And of course let’s not forget the Gigantosaur, the largest carnivore to ever walk the Earth. Laura Dern even screams her classic “Run!” line from the original film.

Jeff Goldblum and Bryce Dallas Howard talk up Jurassic World: Dominion at CinemaCon

The trailer was first premiered at CinemaCon, where stars Jeff Goldblum and Bryce Dallas Howard took to the stage to hype it up. Per Deadline, Goldblum assured the audience, which contained many theater-owners, that the entire Jurassic crew would be “going on an extensive publicity tour everywhere you can imagine.”

“We are genuinely very enthused, we are crazed about this movie,” the actor said. He also revealed that Jurassic World: Dominion would be the first movie his own children, age 7 and 5, would ever see in theaters.

After that, Goldblum got to waxing philosophical about how his character Ian Malcolm’s warnings about the dangers of cloning dinosaurs had been ignored throughout the franchise.

“What would these movies be if people made the right choices?” Dallas joked.

“You may be on to something,” Goldblum replied. “Maybe that’s been the message all this time, that dinosaurs are clever and homo sapiens are ignoramuses, or is it ignorami?”

I don’t know about you, but I can already feel the Ian Malcolm-isms coming on.

Sam Neill on his American accent in Jurassic Park: “a load of T. Rex Poo.”

In other Jurassic news, actor Sam Neill recently talked to Vanity Fair about one of the few things people have nitpicked the original 1993 Jurassic Park movie for: the actor’s American accent. Neill is a New Zealander and prepared an American accent to use for the film. However, right around the time the crew was filming the scene where Dr. Grant, Lex (Ariana Richards) and Tim (Joseph Mazzello) climb over a newly-activated electric fence, director Steven Speilberg decided to change things up on the actor.

"[Steven] came up to me halfway through the day and he said, ‘Hey, Sam, you know the accent we were talking about?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’ve been working on it for four weeks.…’ He said, ‘Don’t worry about it, just use your own voice.’ I said, ‘That’s great, Steven, thank you so much.’ And then four days later, he came up to me and said, “You know that voice you’re using now?’ I said, ‘Yeah, my voice?’ He said, ‘Somewhere in between.’ It’s an actor’s nightmare! So that’s why I get a lot of flak to this day: Sam Neill’s American accent in Jurassic Park was a load of T. rex poo."

Only when you’re as bonafide an actor as Sam Neill can you get away with throwing Steven Spielberg under the bus.

Jurassic World: Dominion hits theaters on June 10.

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