Life finds a way. As do movie franchises. The upcoming third installment in the Jurassic World saga has been expected to close the final chapter of the Jurassic Park series, but producer Frank Marshall says it’s only the beginning.
In an interview with Collider, Marshall not only insisted that Dominion won’t be the final film in the series, but alluded to it as the “the start of a new era”.
“The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time,” Marshall said.
From the sounds of it, the creative minds behind the Jurassic World films are crafting an MCU-style of storytelling. Although Marshall was tight-lipped about specific plans, the series is undoubtedly expanding the reach of the dinosaurs from the confinements of the theme park enclosures to the outside world at large. Certainly Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom serves as a bridge for this new concept to take form.
Speaking about his upcoming film, director Colin Trevorrow has stated, “I have a dinosaur movie that I’ve always wanted to see, and it took two movies to earn it.”
While there aren’t many details available yet and we won’t be able to see the new film until its release date on June 10th, 2021, Netflix will soon debut an animated spin-off series called Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous that may offer some insight into the future direction of the series.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return in Dominion, alongside Jurassic Park veterans Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.
For his part, Pratt has likened Jurassic World: Dominion to Avengers: Endgame.
“It’s got everybody. It’s got pretty much everybody in it, maybe I just blew it but I don’t care. I know that like all the cast from the original ‘Jurassic Park’ is coming back and so it’s going to feel very much like how (Avengers) ‘Endgame’ brought everything together at Marvel.” Pratt elaborated in a recent interview.