‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ trailer gives us glimpse into the past

Director Colin Trevorrow talks about how they gave the T-Rex its own “superhero” origin story.

words by: Alee Kwong
Dec 11, 2021

Universal Pictures has finally given us a look at Jurassic World: Dominion. In the new trailer, we see a prologue to the film that features dinosaurs 65 million years in the past. Plot details for the third installment of the dinosaur film franchise are currently unknown, but it is set to take place sometime after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as the cloned dinosaurs were released upon the world, forcing mankind to adjust accordingly.


Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World: Dominion will not only conclude the Jurassic World trilogy, but it will also end the six-film saga that began with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park back in 1993. The Jurassic World trilogy stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return alongside Jurassic Park vets Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and BD Wong, as well as returning stars Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith and Omar Sy.



In an interview with IGN, Trevorrow addressed delving into the distant past — making dinosaurs look more scientifically accurate through the addition of, among other things, feathers. “I think we have a really good logical explanation for why these are dinosaurs that look different than the other Jurassic dinosaurs have looked in the past,” he explained. “In this case, it’s that we’re showing them in their original habitat. There was no frog DNA used to bridge the gaps in the genomes, so it gave us an opportunity to show dinosaurs with feathers.”


Trevorrow continued by saying that the feathered T-Rex seen in the movie will actually be the genetic basis for the one that played a key role in 1993’s Jurassic Park and the movies that followed. “It’s an origin story, in the way we might get to do in a superhero film,” Trevorrow said. “The T-Rex is a superhero for me. It really allows us to take this brilliant concept that [Jurassic Park author] Michael Crichton conceived, that is the foundation that all of this has been built on, and show it in its absolutely purest form.”


Following multiple delays in its production and release schedule due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Jurassic World: Dominion is currently set to hit theaters on June 10, 2022.


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