At one point in time, it seemed unlikely that we would ever see a true Jurassic Park 4. Those days are far behind us, however, as we finally did get our Jurassic Park 3 followup with Jurassic World in 2015. Many fans then assumed the Jurassic World films would follow the same formula, that being they would end after the third movie. It seems fitting, after all, to close off both the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films as their own individual trilogies. As it turns out, however, it doesn’t look like the upcoming third film in the Jurassic World trilogy – Jurassic World: Dominion – will be the last film in the franchise that some were expecting.
After all, with the way the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom introduced dinosaurs to the mainland, and how the production of Jurassic World: Dominion teased returning cast members from the entire franchise, it’s easy to think of this upcoming movie as something of a finale. But according to producer Frank Marshall, it is merely “the start of a new era.”
Marshall recently spoke with Collider, where he was asked if Jurassic World: Dominion really would be the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy and Jurassic Park franchise as a whole. He had this to say:
“The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.”
It sure sounds like we can expect further entries with dinosaurs and humans enduring the future together, and that does sound like a perfect enough setup to explore in more than just one new film. So, here’s hoping Jurassic World: Dominion does a great job at setting up the future of the franchise.
The upcoming sequel, Jurassic World: Dominion, will feature stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Dichen Lachman, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise and Scott Haze.
Jurassic World: Dominion is currently still scheduled to meet its theatrical release date on June 11, 2021.