The first major details of the third Jurassic World film, titled Dominion, have been revealed including an official poster, first teaser image as well as the promise of a preview set to be released on IMAX screens in front of Fast & Furious 9.
Universal’s unique distribution tactic for the trailer recalls the Hollywood of old, in which the latest footage for the most exciting new releases would be revealed before the main feature film. As Jim Orr, President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution for Universal Pictures, stated upon the announcement: “As part of our celebration welcoming moviegoers back into theatres this summer, we couldn’t think of a more perfect way to say, ‘thank you’ to the hundreds of millions of Jurassic and Fast fans around the world”.
Details of the preview itself reveal that it will include a prologue to the whole Jurassic Park universe, set 65 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs ruled the land. Revealing how the dinosaur’s DNA came to be in the fateful mosquito encased in amber, before ending up in the hands of ‘John Hammond’ from the original film. Jim Orr’s statement continues:
“This first look at Jurassic World: Dominion that Colin and his team put together is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Even better, there’s simply no more perfect place to experience both the Dominion Preview and F9 than on a massive IMAX screen. This really is the ultimate movie-fan experience.”
Co-written, EP’d and directed by Colin Trevorrow, Dominion was shot in the UK during the course of the pandemic and looks to be taking the franchise in a direction yet unprecedented. If the conclusion of Fallen Kingdom, the series’ previous instalment is anything to go by, Dominion will likely see the dinosaurs spread from their humble island and take over a nearby city.
Speaking of his excitement toward the new project, and particularly the new inspiring prologue sequence, director Colin Trevorrow commented: “Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted to see dinosaurs in their natural habitat…It may have taken a few decades, but with a little help from ILM, Universal and Amblin, it has finally happened. This Preview is just a glimpse of the film we’ve made.
“It’s an epic celebration of everything Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton created, and I can’t wait to share it with the world next summer.”
Until the release of the finished film on the 10th June 2022, we’ll have to claw and ponder at the preview footage set for release on June 25th alongside Fast and Furious 9.