Jurassic World Dominion Director Hints at More Movies in the Franchise


Jurassic World Dominion director Colin Trevorrow hints at more movies in the franchise. In an interview with Empire, the filmmaker confirmed that he intentionally planted seeds for future directors to explore. “I specifically did something different from other movies in order to change the DNA of the franchise,” he explained – hoping to introduce new characters and a tone for future movies in the dino-verse. Trevorrow has been involved in all three Jurassic World films, serving as an executive producer on 2018’s Fallen Kingdom.

Speaking to Empire, Trevorrow said that while the last five films – including Steven Spielberg’s original trilogy – were based on dinosaurs, with Jurassic World Dominion he created a world where humans and prehistoric reptiles co-existed. According to him, it was the only way for the franchise to move forward, “because it’s inherently non-franchisable, there probably should have only been one Jurassic Park”. It seemed like a better plot device than creating storylines, where the main characters are forced onto Isla Nublar, the island of the dinosaurs.

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While Dominion saw the inclusion of original Jurassic Park stars – Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum – it also introduced some new faces including DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie and Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon). Trevorrow hints that their characters can be expanded upon for future franchise stories, thanks to the extra 14 minutes, present in the extended version – released last month on digital, Blu-Ray and 4K UHD. “There’s more to come,” he said. In India, however, Apple TV, YouTube Movies and BMS Stream only have the theatrical version listed – for 2 hours and 27 minutes.

“I never knew it was the end of the franchise until I saw the marketing,” Trevorrow added. “These guys are brilliant at what they do, but to me I think it would have been clearer if they had said ‘End of an Era’, rather than all of that. Because regardless of the cynical approach – of course they will want to make more money, which is what Jurassic World was all about – a new dinosaur fan is born every day.

While Jurassic World Dominion was not well received by critics, it became a global box office hit, crossing the $1 billion mark (about Rs. 8,157 crore), last week. It is the second film on the list of highest-grossing films of 2022, behind the Tom Cruise-led action robbery film Top Gun: Maverick which fetched $1.47 billion (approximately Rs 11,991 crore). Based on its box office performance, it won’t be surprising to see Universal Pictures continue the dinosaur saga, building on Trevorrow’s foundation.


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