Jurassic World: Dominion is an upcoming American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow, who wrote the screenplay with Emily Carmichael, based on a story by Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly. It is the sequel to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), the sixth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, and the third film in the Jurassic World trilogy. As with its predecessors, Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley will produce the film, with Trevorrow and Jurassic Park (1993) director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. The film stars an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Omar Sy, and BD Wong reprising their roles from previous films in the franchise, and they are joined by Mamoudou Athie, Scott Haze, Dichen Lachman, Campbell Scott, and DeWanda Wise. The film was being planned as early as 2014, a part of the future Jurassic World trilogy. Filming began in Canada in February 2020 and moved to other locations in England the following month. In March 2020, production was put on hiatus as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in July 2020, and concluded four months later in November, with filming locations that included England’s Pinewood Studios and the country of Malta.
During early conversations on Jurassic World (2015), executive producer Steven Spielberg told director Colin Trevorrow that he was interested in having several more films made. In April 2014, Trevorrow announced that sequels to Jurassic World had been discussed: “We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.” Actor Chris Pratt, who portrayed Owen in Jurassic World, was signed on for future films in the series. Trevorrow said that the friendship in Jurassic World between Owen and Barry (portrayed by Omar Sy) could carry on into the sequels. In May 2015, Trevorrow stated his desire to have other directors work on future films in the series, believing that different directors could bring different qualities to future films. The following month, Trevorrow further stated “I think this is one of those franchises — like Mission: Impossible and like what they’re currently doing with Star Wars — that is going to really benefit from new voices and new points of view. down the line, looking at the way that franchises have been working, I’m pretty confident this is the right answer for this one. We need to keep it new and keep it changing and constantly let it evolve.” Trevorrow also said that the series would not always be about a dinosaur theme park, stating that future films could explore the idea of dinosaurs and humans co-existing. In September 2015, Trevorrow said that Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, Claire, would evolve the most over the course of a Jurassic World trilogy that was already being planned while he wrote Jurassic World. The next month, Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall confirmed plans for a third Jurassic World film. In November 2015, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said that Trevorrow and Spielberg had a story idea for the film.
In September 2016, plans for a Jurassic World trilogy were reaffirmed, and Trevorrow was asked how much planning he had put into a trilogy while he was filming Jurassic World in 2014: “I knew the end. I knew where I wanted it to go.” Trevorrow later said that planning the beginning, middle, and end of the trilogy ahead of time “is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested. It needs to be thought through on that level. It can’t be arbitrary the earlier Jurassic Park movies had pretty clear definitive endings. They were much more episodic.”
In the U.S., Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled to be released theatrically by Universal Pictures on June 10, 2022. The film was previously set for release on June 11, 2021, but it was delayed due to the pandemic. The film is scheduled to stream on Universal’s Peacock website within four months of its theatrical release, as part of an 18-month deal. The film would then move to Amazon Prime Video for 10 months, before returning to Peacock for the final four months.