Jurassic World: Dominion is “the culmination of the franchise”

We’re less than a month away from the release of Jurassic World: Dominionthe third and (supposedly) final film in the Jurassic World franchise.

Dominion isn’t just the capstone to the Jurassic World movies, but also to the entire Jurassic Park series in general. In addition to bringing back Jurassic World mainstays like Chris Pratt (Owen Grady) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), this film will also see original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum reunited for the first time since the 1993 blockbuster. It feels like a big deal.

Jurassic World: Dominion gave us the opportunity to take the franchise to new and different places,” said director Collin Trevorrow in a brand new featurette. “[It’s] the culmination of the franchise.”

Jurassic World: Dominion continues to look pretty epic

The latest teaser for Jurassic World: Dominion shows off dinos on the loose in the wider world, as well as soundbites from many of our main cast members. To hear them tell it, this movie sounds like it’s going to be a serious step up from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

“In Jurassic World: Dominion the park is gone and dinosaurs are everywhere. Owen, Claire, and Maisie are living off the grid,” said Chris Pratt. “We give you something that you want, but do not expect.”

In addition to directing and executive producing the film, Trevorrow also co-wrote the screenplay for Jurassic World: Dominion with longtime collaborator Derek Connolly. The pair have had a hand in writing every installment of the latest Jurassic trilogy, but Dominion marks Trevorrow’s return to the director’s chair after skipping Fallen Kingdom.

Trevorrow isn’t the only important returning face, of course. “I thought it was a fantastic idea to bring these two worlds together,” said Laura Dern, who played Ellie Sattler in the first and third Jurassic Park films.

“We get to reacquaint with old friends and get to know new friends,” said Neill, adding that he’s “never seen action like this, ever.”

Interestingly, some of the only new footage in the trailer is a brief scene where Neill and Dern are greeted by BioSyn employee Ramsay Cole (Mamoudou Athie). BioSyn, you might recall, is the company that paid Denis Nedry to smuggle dinosaur embryos off the island in the first Jurassic Park movie, which is what led to that park’s downfall. They’re a genetic engineering company and rival to InGen, the company that founded Jurassic Park. Likely, they’re still up to no good.

In addition to Pratt, Howard, Dern, Neill, and Goldblum, Jurassic World: Dominion will also see the return of Isabella Sermon (Maisie Lockwood), BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu), Justice Smith (Franklin Webb), Daniella Pineda (Dr. Zia Rodriguez), and Omar Sy (Barry Sembenè). It also features a lot of newcomers, including DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Dichen Lachman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Scott Haze (Minari), Mamoudou Athie (Archive 81) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 2).

Jurassic World: Dominion premieres in theaters on June 10.

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