It’s time to open the cinema door, get on the floor, and walk the dinosaur one last time, as the conclusion to the rebooted Jurassic World trilogy thuds ever closer to Australian theatres.
Jurassic World: Dominion follows on from 2018’s Fallen Kingdom, where Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard basically unleashed all the destroyed park’s dinos into Northern California.
If Jeff Goldblum’s closing speech for that film is to be believed, we’ll soon see the dawn of a “Neo-Jurassic age”, where humans and the earth’s scaly ancestors must learn to co-exist. Our bumper stickers prove that humans are usually great at that…right?
That cliffhanger consequence of the second rebooted sequel—and the daunting drive-in promo image below—suggests that we’re going to see a bold return to the San Diego dino carnage of The Lost World: Jurassic Park II. A little boy shoots a very Spielberg-ian, wondrous look up at a roaring T-Rex which is basically what we’ll all be doing come June next year (popcorn bucket included).
Before the film’s upcoming trailer reveals the return of original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, we can go awwww at this extra image of a baby dino adorably facing the jaws of a much larger mama creature. Awwwww.
The Jurassic Park franchise is in a funny spot at the moment: despite four seasons of an animated spin-off series apparently airing on Netflix, it can be easy to forget that Universal is still making these sequel movies.
The choice of director for Jurassic World: Dominion is odd, too, with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow returning after J.A. Bayona delivered some striking imagery in weak second part Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Trevorrow was initially sidelined after making the absolutely awful The Book of Henry, but here he is again, proving Dr. Malcolm right once more: life really does find a way.