The Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise will go beyond Jurassic World: Dominion, which will be the “start of a new era” of movies, according to Dominion producer Frank Marshall, Screen Rant reported.
Director Steven Spielberg put together the start of one of the largest franchises ever in 1993, basing a film off Michael Crichton’s book Jurassic Park. Then, the franchise was rebooted in 2015 through the film Jurassic World. It was directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Trevorrow, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt played the main protagonists. Jurassic World enjoyed the largest opening weekend ever at the box office to that date, bringing in more than $1.6 billion globally.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was the follow-up to Jurassic World. It was directed by J.A. Bayona, written by Trevorrow and Connolly and featured the same lead actors.
Fallen Kingdom was panned by critics and fans alike and didn’t sell as many tickets as its predecessor. Despite that, Universal still continued to move forward with a third film.
Unversal contracted Trevorrow to direct that one. He started putting together a cast with original protagonists going back to the first film in the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise – the one from 1993 that Spielberg directed based off the book. Those actors are Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.
“These returns and the fact that Jurassic World: Dominion is the final entry of the new trilogy left some fans wondering what future the franchise held,” Screen Rant’s Cooper Hood wrote.
Marshall told Collider that there are designs to keep the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise going past Dominion.
Collider asked Marshall if Dominion was viewed at being the end.
“No,” Marshall replied.
The famous producer said that Dominion is actually the “start of a new era” for the franchise, expressing a longing for where the films could go:
“The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.”
It seems clear why Universal holds out the same hope for the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise to continue after June 2021, when Dominion is scheduled for release. Despite Fallen Kingdom indeed not performing as well as Jurassic World at the box office, the studio has raked in nearly $3 billion from the two films.
Source: Screen Rant