After several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 'Jurassic World: Dominion' has finally wrapped production, according to director Colin Trevorrow.
The third 'Jurassic World' movie and the sixth installment in the 'Jurassic' franchise is now complete, which means that it now needs to be packaged for theaters next year (and "slapped on a plastic lunchbox", as Dr. Ian Malcolm would say).
Trevorrow confirmed the news via Twitter, saying: "Last night we put the last bit of reverb on the last roar. Thanks to Al Nelson, Gwen Whittle, Pete Horner, Chris Boyes, and everyone at Skywalker Sound for putting so much heart and soul into our mix for #JurassicWorldDominion. It is alive."
This is refreshing news given all the challenges that have been thrown in the film's way over the course of the past year and beyond. Like countless other movies, 'Jurassic World: Dominion' underwent a number of delays and production halts due to infected cast and crew members.
But now, things are finally starting to look up for the franchise once again, and it's reassuring to know that a complete film exists. While we're yet to see a trailer, Trevorrow did previously suggest that it would soon be "trailers galore". We're not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, though, especially after 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' included scenes from the end of the film.
With that said, we have already had a trailer-of-sorts, in the form of a teaser for the special five-minute preview - or 'Jurassic World: Dominion' prologue - that showed alongside 'Fast & Furious 9' in IMAX this year. The footage teased several new species of dinosaurs in their natural habitat - and by natural, we mean 65 million years ago, during the Cretaceous Period.
The prologue isn't the first 'Jurassic World' short film, though - 'Battle at Big Rock' aired exclusively on YouTube in 2019, which depicts a blended family on a camping trip who are pitted against an Allosaurus - a snapshot of the repercussions of the end of 'Fallen Kingdom' in which dinosaurs are released onto mainland America, courtesy of Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon).
As for the five-minute preview, this too has of course been seen by many fans already, but we're not going to spoil it for you. Now, we're just excited for the official trailer for the main movie, which given the last two 'Jurassic World' entries, should be around Christmastime, although anything is possible these days following the pandemic (except for dinosaurs on the mainland).
'Jurassic World: Dominion' will take place four years after the events of 'Fallen Kingdom', at a time when humans have already had to adjust in a world with dinosaurs - just like how 'Jurassic World' dropped us right into the heart of a long-established dinosaur theme park. Except for this time the dinosaurs are on the mainland - so expect a lot more "running and screaming" in this movie.
While 'Jurassic World' regulars Bryce Dallas Howards, Chris Pratt, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, B.D. Wong, Omar Sy, and Isabella Sermon will be returning to the fold, original 'Jurassic Park' actors Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern will also be reprising their roles as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and Ellie Sattler.
'Jurassic World: Dominion' will send ripples through sodas in theaters on June 10, 2022.