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Jurassic World: Dominion is the “start of a new era” not the end of a trilogy

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Movie trilogies are hard, man. Specifically closing out a movie trilogy is super hard. The opening film traditionally is just there to introduce characters and plot points and entice the audience, while the second film is just where most of the busy work happens. The third and final film is where everything needs to come together though, and while there are exceptions that make it all look effortless in execution and even get better as the films go on, so many trilogies just cannot stick that landing. So here’s a nifty way to avoid all that pressure for your trilogy finale: Don’t make it a trilogy finale.

Following on from Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jurassic World: Dominion will see original writer/director director Colin Trevorrow returning after only penning Fallen Kingdom to finish up his story of dinosaur genetic manipulation for corporate and militaristic greed. After that second film left us with those dinos having escaped into the wider population on Earth – and Trevorrow’s fantastic “Battle at Big Rock” short-film teasing all the thrills that scenario represents – it was assumed that Dominion would be tying up the story of this modern successor to Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park trilogy. But when asked by Collider if this film would be the end of the series, longtime franchise producer Frank Marshall responded with a firm “No”.

It’s the start of a new era. The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.

Marshall went on to tease that additional entries in the franchise after Dominion could be set in this “new normal” of human and dinosaur co-habitation of Earth (described as a “Neo-Jurassic Age”). As Collider also points though, it’s fairly likely that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are only contracted for three films (which is standard practice for Hollywood blockbusters) and that Dominion will close off their story while setting up something new.

Fallen Kingdom also ret-conned the original Jurassic Park to include the character of Sir Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), ostensibly the former scientist partner of Jurassic Park founder John Hammond (Richard Attenborough). And it was revealed that the two men had a falling out before the events of the first Jurassic movie over Lockwood’s intention to use their cloning technology on humans. The shocking reveal in Fallen Kingdom was that Lockwood’s 11-year old granddaughter Maisie (Isabella Sermon) was actually a clone of Lockwood’s deceased daughter. Could she be the new star of the franchise going forward? Maybe whatever film comes next has a time jump to a world of complete human-dino integration with a grown-up Maisie leading events? Or things could go in a totally new and unexpected direction.

We’ll have to wait until Jurassic World: Dominion actually releases to find that out. Currently, that is still set to happen on 11 June 2021 despite the film’s production having been shut down after just three weeks due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Last Updated: May 26, 2020


  1. Soon we’re going to have ‘2 Jurassic 2 World’.


    • Krabby Paddy

      May 26, 2020 at 14:28

      2 World 2 Cretaceous 4 Jurassic


  2. MaSeKind

    May 26, 2020 at 13:12

    Now that they released hell they should skip a couple of million years into the future and have the humans be kept in parks that the dinosaurs go visit. And then the people start breaking loose and cause havoc. Think Planet of the Apes crossed with Dinosaurs.

    I’d go watch that


    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2020 at 14:08

      Also the dinos must have lasers


      • HairyEwok

        May 26, 2020 at 14:13

        Let’s not make jokes about lasers. The US actually weaponized lasers now so they’d totally do that, they only need dinos now XD


  3. Alban COURTY

    May 27, 2020 at 22:57

    After Jurassic World: Dominion, I totally agree for movies or series Live-Action and animated series (in 2D as for the series “Godzilla” of 1998) taking place between JP3 and JW, the Lost World and JP3, and between JW and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom or even after, some stories of which could be inspired by comics like “Jurassic Park Dangerous Game” IDW, video games: “Jurassic Park Trespasser” released in 1998, those canceled: “Jurassic Park Survival “from 2001, deleted scenes: the T-rex Buck from” the Lost World Jurassic Park “sticking his head through the window of Benjamin’s room and frightening his family, how does the paw of the baby t-rex was broken, what attacked the boat “Dino-Soar” in the mist at the start of Jurassic Park 3 (Spinosaurus, …?), how Ben Hildebrand is how Eric Kirby has survived during 8 weeks on Isla Sorna since landing on the tree with Ben until he met Alan Grant, how Eric got the T-rex’s urine, how Billy Brennan survived the pteranodon attacks until he was rescued; what is at the origin of the other scars located on the right side of Rexy since Jurassic World seen that was not injured on this side in the final of Jurassic Park except for the neck and lower jaw, which means that she had them after her final fight against the 2 velociraptors in Jurassic Park and before the events of Jurassic World.
    I would like there to be in these series: a feathered Pyroraptor, Deinonychus, Utahraptor, Teratophoneus, Tarbosaurus, Deinosuchus, Ornithocheirus with a wingspan of 12 meters, but no dying tyrannosaurs and no t-rex killed;
    the return of former characters from the Jurassic Park trilogy with those of Jurassic World including Allan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Tim and Alex Murphy, Ian Malcom, Kelly Malcom, Sarah Harding, Nick Van Owen, Billy Brennan, and Barry Sembène.
    I would love to see these remarkable scenes in 2D animated version: the t-rex killing the 2 velociraptors and roaring victory at the end of Jurassic Park, the t-rex Buck terrorizing San Diego in “The Lost World Jurassic Park”, the t-rex with later Blue fighting the indominus rex to the mosasaur in Jurassic World, the t-rex killing the carnotaur, escaping with the other dinosaurs from the basements of Lockwood mansion, killing Eli Mills, repelling another carnotaur, roaring and destroying the DNA container of the indominus rex, and roaring in front of a lion, Blue fighting and killing the indoraptor and roaring in victory in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom.
    I would also like to see extended scenes like the T-rex Buck terrorizing and chasing people, also sowing destruction in San Diego until he feels his offspring, and unpublished like the tyrannosaurus Buck waking up and killing the crew of the SS Venture ship until arrival at the port of San Diego.


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