"Jurassic World: Dominion" Promises Prominence for Original Trio
A big pull for expectant audiences for the upcoming film Jurassic World: Dominion (Expected to be the final film in at least this trilogy of Jurassic Park films), is that it will see Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum return together as Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm, respectively. It's not that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard aren't liked in their characters, but the original trio are deeply beloved and have nearly 30 years of fans who have wanted to see them all together against which never really happened. Goldblum appeared solely in the immediate sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World while Neill led the show in Jurassic Park III on his own (With a brief cameo from Dern).
So, you can image that audiences feel their separation has been long enough. However, audiences don't want to be taken for a ride, especially after Goldblum appeared in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for barely a couple scenes after the studio so audibly teased his return. Not to mention recent teases for other franchises like the sequel trilogy for Star Wars that promised all three original leads appearing, but never sharing the screen together.
Dominion director Colin Trevorrow (Who was originally going to directed Star Wars: Episode IX), seems determined to be covering all bases on this matter. He has emphasized several times that the trio will appear for more than a cameo and will share the screen as well. But today, in a round table discussion at ComicBook, he speaks on how they will also play an important part in the story:
"This is the movie that I've been waiting to make from the beginning. It's the one that we have spent the past two movies building to. It really was part of a larger story and part of the design. And I think people may be underestimating the size and importance of Laura Dern and Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum's characters in this movie. It is very much an ensemble, and that [includes] the ability to take these beloved characters from almost 30 years now, and understand how they interact with each other in the context of a world that we've really never seen before, and have not been able to witness until now. It's very exciting for me. I'm having the time of my life."
Hopefully, the film lives up to this promise, uniting all the characters in what has been teased as a world-changing moment as dinosaurs openly roam in the human world. This is something that has been discussed since the original film and the question where humans and dinosaurs can co-exist. I imagine, the answer won't be so simple. Trevorrow co-wrote the script alongside Emily Carmichael (From a story by Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly). So if anyone knows what's going to happen, it's him.
Jurassic World: Dominion co-stars Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Isabella Sermon, BD Wong, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Dichen Lachman, Scott Haze, and Campbell Scott. It is currently set to hit theaters June 11, 2021.