Jurassic World: Dominion Is a Celebration of the Whole Franchise, Says Trevorrow

With Season 2 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous arriving on Netflix, Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow said the latest film installment will celebrate the entire Jurassic Park franchise.

Trevorrow spoke on the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sequel with EW, stating the cast will be a “true ensemble” as previous Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum join current franchise stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. He made sure to mention that the three Jurassic Park veterans’ roles will be just as important as those of Pratt and Howard.

Trevorrow went on to elaborate on how Jurassic World: Dominion will contribute to the iconic film franchise. “To me, [Dominion] is a culmination of one story that’s been told,” Trevorrow said. “When you got to the end of the Jurassic Park trilogy, it may not have been as clear in what the complete story of those three movies was because they were a bit more episodic in the way that they were approached. But this trilogy is not that way. It’s very much a serialized story.”

He specified, “What was important for me was, when you watch Dominion, you really feel like you are learning how much of a story that the first set of movies were and how everything that happened in those movies actually informs what ultimately is able to happen in this. If kids who are born today are going to be presented with six Jurassic Park movies — you hope the parents will buy them the box set — you hope they are going to get to feel like they watch one long story.”

Jurassic World: Dominion wrapped up filming in Nov. 2020. After filming wrapped, Sam Neill took the time to say goodbye to the cast and crew after a long shoot. This was due to the production being delayed multiple times over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World: Dominion stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Jake Johnson, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Omar Sy, Isabelle Sermon and B.D. Wong. The film arrives in theaters on June 10, 2022.