Jurassic World: Dominion ends trilogy, but Jurassic franchise is expected to continue

Last Updated on February 1, 2022

Director Colin Trevorrow has described his upcoming Jurassic Park / Jurassic World sequel Jurassic World: Dominion, which is scheduled to reach theatres on June 10th, as “a culmination” of the six movies in the franchise – but don’t take that to mean they’re attempting to make us believe this is some sort of Jurassic “final chapter”. In an interview with Slash Film, producer Frank Marshall has already confirmed that they intend to make more entries in the Jurassic series beyond this one.

Marshall said that Jurassic World: Dominion is

going to wrap up this (Jurassic World) trilogy, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re going to sit down, and we’re going to see what the future is. We have that wonderful series, Camp Cretaceous, on Netflix. We obviously want to make quality, good movies with great storytelling, great writers and directors, but we’re definitely looking to do more in the Jurassic world.”

Which makes a lot of sense, because these Jurassic projects make a lot of money.

Trevorrow, who previously directed the first Jurassic World, directed this one from a screenplay he wrote with Emily Carmichael, based on an idea he crafted with his Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom co-writer Derek Connolly. Here’s how USA Today described the plot:

When a bunch of dinosaurs get loose around the world, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) go on a globetrotting mission to round them up before mankind falls a few spots on the food chain. Back for this Jurassic installment are original trilogy characters including Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern).

Jeff Goldblum is in the cast as well, and Trevorrow has said this film is a “true ensemble”, with Neill, Dern, Goldblum, Pratt, and Howard all being of equal importance to the story. Other cast members include Omar Sy, Mamoudou Athie, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Scott Haze, Campbell Scott, and Dichen Lachman.

A collaboration between Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World: Dominion was executive produced by Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg, with Frank Marshall producing alongside Pat Crowley. Sara Scott, senior vice president of production at Universal, oversaw for the studio.

Do you or do you not want to see the Jurassic franchise continue after Dominion?

Source: Slash Film

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