Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow has teased new details about the upcoming dinosaur sequel, exactly one year ahead of its release.
The film – which was set to be premiered this week until thepandemic delayed production by months – is still steeped in mystery, with regards to its precise plot.
But the director, who was responsible for rebooting the Jurassic Park franchise in 2015 with fourth film Jurassic World, has now teased how the story will work structurally.
Tease: Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow has teased new details about the upcoming dinosaur sequel, exactly one year ahead of its release
He also revealed, speaking to Collider, how long the movie will be, and that he has already shown a cut of it to friends and Jurassic Park super fans, to get their feedback.
‘I know how long it is now, and it’s not longer than [150 minutes],’ he said, explaining that he has screened a finely-tuned version of the film to ‘deep fans of Jurassic Park, people who swear by it and love it, and then seeing how they feel.’
The movie merges Jurassic World protagonists Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard with Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.
Following on from the 1993 original, Neill and Dern appeared in Jurassic Park III together, while Goldblum starred in first sequel The Lost World, making a cameo in fifth film, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.
‘It all started here!’ On Wednesday, the film’s latest poster was unveiled, and announced that an extended preview of Jurassic World: Dominion will be shown exclusively ahead of every IMAX screening of upcoming action film F9, starting June 25
Dominion – which is the sixth film overall – reunites the original trio for the first time, and introduces them to Pratt and Dallas Howard’s characters.
Trevorrow explained: ‘[The film follows] two sets of characters… telling two parallel stories that are just driving closer and closer together, and you understand that, and you start to understand how they’re going to intersect, and then they do.
‘But that’s not a traditional way to structure a movie. Laura and Sam and Jeff are just as big a part of the movie as Chris and Bryce are, as far as screen time, as far as their importance to the story, everything.’
This reaffirms what has been said previously – that the legacy stars are not cameos.
Newbies: An image of two dinosaurs, never before seen in a Jurassic Park/World film before, was also teased – a Morus intrepidus and Giganotosaurus
Fans were left a tad disappointed when Goldblum’s screentime in Fallen Kingdom turned out to be just a couple of minutes.
Similarly, 2001’s Jurassic Park III featured Dern only briefly, at the beginning and the end.
On Wednesday, the film’s latest poster was unveiled, along with an image of two dinosaurs, never before seen in a Jurassic Park/World film before.
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment announced that an extended preview of Jurassic World: Dominion will be shown exclusively ahead of every IMAX screening of upcoming action film F9, starting June 25.
Stars: Chris Pratt and Omar Sy are pictured on set with director Trevorrow
Two brand new dinosaurs – Morus intrepidus and Giganotosaurus – feature in a released still from the preview, with a mosquito pictured on the new poster, sucking the blood of an unknown species.
The tag line ‘It All Started Here…’ is written along the top of the poster.
This is a nod to the science used in the movies to bring dinosaurs back from extinction.
As explained to Dern, Neill and Goldblum’s characters in Jurassic Park, blood-sucking mosquitos from prehistoric times were used for DNA extraction, after being found preserved in fossilied tree sap.
Jurassic World: Dominion is slated for a June 11 2022 release.