All Your ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Questions, Answered

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When Jurassic Park hit theatres all the way back in 1993, it was a massive success. In fact, it went on to become the highest grossing film of all-time, a title it would hold until Titanic came along in 1997.

Following two successful sequels, it seemed Jurassic Park was done and dusted, until 2015, when Jurassic World saw the franchise resurrected with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the lead roles. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom followed in 2018, and now, Jurassic World Dominion is here, and is set to close out this latest trilogy.

Notably, Jurassic World Dominion marks the return of a number of original cast members, including Laura Dern as Dr Ellie Sattler, Sam Neill as Dr Alan Grant, and Jeff Goldblum as Dr Ian Malcolm, reuniting the trio onscreen for the first time since 1993.

“There was real value in letting everyone know that the characters they loved when they were children are going to be okay,” director Colin Trevorrow told The Washington Post. “When we care about these icons and we aren’t sure where or how they exist in the world that we’re presenting now, what their opinion [or] perspective on it is … we bring them [back] to assure people that they’ve found a place of safety and contentment in their lives. That’s how we end most stories, and so I wanted to treat this as one long story from the very beginning.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Jurassic World Dominion.

Who Directed Jurassic World Dominion?

Colin Trevorrow resurrected the Jurassic Park franchise in 2015 when he directed Jurassic World, and now, he’s back on deck to direct Jurassic World Dominion, after passing directing duties over to J.A. Bayona for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018.

Prior to directing Jurassic World, Trevorrow was best known for directing Safety Not Guaranteed, which starred Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson.

Who Wrote Jurassic World Dominion?

Jurassic World Dominion‘s story is credited to Derek Connolly, with the screenplay being co-written by Emily Carmichael and director Colin Trevorrow.

Who Is Starring in Jurassic World Dominion?

Jurassic World Dominion features a truly all-star cast that combines the starts of the original film with the stars of the newer films.

Leading the film, we have Chris Pratt back as Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing.

Next billed, we have the original trio of Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, on screen together for the first time since 1993, which is a big enough deal that we thought we should mention it twice!

After that, the cast features DeWanda Wise as Kayla Watts, Mamoudou Athie as Ramsay Cole, Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood, Campbell Scott as Lewis Dodgson, BD Wong as Dr Henry Wu, and more.

What Is Jurassic World Dominion About?

The film’s official logline is:

“Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live — and hunt — alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new Era.”

You can watch the official trailer for the film below:

Where Did They Film Jurassic World Dominion?

A significant portion of the film was filmed at Pinewood Studios in England, as well as Black Park in Wexham, which is close to the studio. Other parts of the film were shot on location in Canada and Malta.

In Canada, they filmed aerial scenes at Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island. They also shot a number of scenes in Merritt, British Columbia, in a lumber yard as well as downtown Merritt.

They also filmed in Valletta, Malta. Trevorrow told Syfy Wire he chose the European country because he “wanted to see dinosaurs around old stones, around something that’s ancient to us, just to illustrate how much more ancient these things are”.

How Long Is Jurassic World Dominion?

Get comfy, because Jurassic World Dominion clocks in at a hefty two hours, 27 minutes. More time for dino-madness!

How Many Jurassic Park Movies Are There?

To date, there have been six Jurassic Park films released.

In order, they are:

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
  • Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

When Is Jurassic World Dominion Being Released in Australia?

It’s out now, and screening in HOYTS cinemas nationally.

Buy tickets to Jurassic World Dominion here.

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