Jurassic World: Dominion has had a long road to the screen. The third movie in the Jurassic World continuation of the Jurassic Park franchise has been hit by delays and temporary pauses amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with a shoot spanning nine months as the production implemented a variety of on-set measures to keep the cast and crew safe. But finally, filming has come to an end, which director Colin Trevorrow marked with a new set photo featuring the cast and crew of the highly anticipated action tentpole.
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Update: According to director Colin Trevorrow, production is shutting down for two weeks after some crew members briefly tested positive for COVID-19.
Universal subsequently released a statement of its own: “Late last night, we were informed that the Jurassic World: Dominion production experienced a small amount of positive tests for COVID-19. Even though subsequent tests proved negative this morning, due to our rigid protocols and to ensure that the safety and well-being of our entire cast and crew is paramount at all times, those who initially tested positive are currently self-isolating, as are those who they have come into contact with. As a result filming has been temporarily paused and will resume in accordance with established safety guidelines.” Our original story from October 6 follows.
Oh, you didn’t think we’d get through the day without another major movie release date change, did you? The latest: Jurassic World: Dominion, which was supposed to open in 2021, is now moving to 2022. While production on the film continues, this move likely gives the film a little breathing room, since so many other movies that were due out this year have already moved to 2021. On the plus side, there’s now an official poster!
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The Jurassic World films haven’t garnered as much love as Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park, but they sure have made a ton of money. People will see these movies, no matter what the critical reaction, which is why there’s a third entry on the way, Jurassic World: Dominion. Jurassic World filmmaker Colin Trevorrow is back in the director’s chair after handing duties over to J. A. Bayona for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. And according to Trevorrow, Dominion is the Jurassic movie he’s been hoping to make from the start.
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Production on Jurassic World: Dominion is back underway in the United Kingdom, but once shooting is done there, the cast and crew is slated to head over to the island nation of Malta. However, Universal will be scaling back production on the island due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases, including four of the film’s crew members who have tested positive on the island before production has even begun there. Read More »
Jurassic World: Dominion is one of the first major Hollywood studio films to resume filming amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and as such, has found itself the unwitting “guinea pig” for how a film production can work in a pre-vaccine world. The production for the Jurassic World sequel began in July in Pinewood Studios in the U.K., where cast and crew were greeted with a 107-page safety manual detailing all the Jurassic World: Dominion filming safety protocols — protocols that may set the standard for how film and TV productions will move forward from this point on.
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Production on Jurassic World: Dominion is back underway across the pond after an extended hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cast members Sam Neill and Laura Dern are already back on set, along with the satisfying but scandalous confirmation of Dr. Grant’s hat making a comeback. But it looks like even more from Jurassic Park‘s past might be involved in the latest sequel.
A new Jurassic World: Dominion photo revealed by director Colin Trevorrow shows off a seemingly innocuous prop from the movie, but on that prop is a hint at the return of an important location from the Jurassic Park franchise. Find out more below. Read More »
Finally, the news you’ve been waiting for: hat news. The somewhat iconic hat of Dr. Alan Grant, as played by Sam Neill in the Jurassic Park franchise, is returning for Jurassic World 3, AKA Jurassic World: Dominion. Of course, Neill is returning as well. But let’s get real here. You didn’t click on this story to read about Sam Neill. You clicked to read about a hat.
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When Jurassic World: Dominion welcomed the cast and crew of the blockbuster sequel back to set in the United Kingdom, production resumed with everyone strictly adhering to a set of enhanced safety protocols. Not only is Universal Pictures following the guidelines provided by the British Film Council and UK officials, but they have their own set of rules to help keep the cast and crew safe from COVID-19 while shooting. In fact, Jeff Goldblum has revealed there are 109 pages of safety protocols to follow. Read More »
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If you needed further proof that the original Jurassic Park cast has more to do in Jurassic World: Dominion than just pop-up in cameos, Sam Neill is here to help. Neill, who played Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3, has gone on record saying he and his Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will be popping-up “all the way through the film” rather than just showing up for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameos.
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Dodgson, we’ve got Dodgson here! Jurassic World: Dominion is bringing back a minor, but familiar, character from Jurassic Park: Dodgson. You might recall Dodgson as the guy dressed like a secret agent, tasking Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) will stealing dinosaur embryos via a fake shaving cream can. The character only pops-up in one scene, but everyone remembers Nedry yelling “Dodgson!” anyway. Now, Dodgson is back – albeit in a new form. Read More »