Jurassic World Dominion is coming – and it’s hungry! Discover all you need to know about Jurassic World 3

The T-Rex in JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION

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With old faces, new heroes and a hungrier-than-ever lineup of dinos, Jurassic World Dominion is the most anticipated chomp romp since Spielberg’s original.

From the biggest moments in the Jurassic World Dominion trailer to the secrets of the movie shoot, here’s our Jurassic World 3 preview.

Jurassic World Dominion release date: June 10th

What’s the backstory to Jurassic World Dominion?

Unless you’ve been fossilised in amber since 1993’s original Jurassic Park, you’ll know how these movies roll. Misguided scientists. Genetically engineered dinosaurs. Catastrophic system failure. Screaming. Running.

There’s no such thing as a bad Jurassic movie. But since the saga was rebranded/booted with 2015’s Jurassic World – starring Chris Pratt as velociraptor handler Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as theme park manager Claire Dearing – it’s been running on full mojo.

Now, Jurassic World Dominion does what no previous instalment has, by uniting the two generations of franchise heroes and throwing them into the year’s toothiest chomp romp.

“This is a very different kind of Jurassic movie,” director Colin Trevorrow tells Empire.

“There's a lot of action and adventure. But the way we bring these characters together and the effect they have on each other and how their stories collide is just very exciting for me.”

 

What’s the Jurassic World Dominion plot?

Almost 30 years ago, in the original Jurassic Park, rock ‘n’ roll chaos theorist Dr Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) warned that cloning dinosaurs would end in disaster. We should have listened. Picking up the thread from 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the super-lizards are now roaming the human world and showing not a hint of domestication.

Raptor packs prowl the forests. T-Rexes run amok at drive-in cinemas. The monstrous aquatic Mosasaurus drags a fishing trawler into the depths.

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION

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“Humans and dinosaurs can’t co-exist,” says Dearing. “We created an ecological disaster.” Or, as Goldblum’s returning mathematician puts it: “We’re racing towards the extinction of our species. We not only lack dominion over nature. We’re subordinate to it.”

But Jurassic World Dominion isn’t as simple as open warfare. Former raptor wrangler Owen Grady is trying to protect his scaly pets. “If they find her, we’re never gonna see her again,” he says of semi-tame Blue. “We gotta protect her, that’s our job.”

 


How does Jurassic World Dominion fit into the franchise?

The first three Jurassic Park movies were episodic adventures. But the Jurassic World trilogy has more of an overarching story, and Colin Trevorrow says this third instalment will answer many of our burning questions.

“This is the movie that I've been waiting to make from the beginning,” he revealed at a round-table event for ComicBook.com. "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.”

Meanwhile, as he slips back into his classic role as Dr Alan Grant, Sam Neill told Variety that Jurassic Park Dominion returns the saga to the tone of the original. “It’s going to be a big film. Colin Trevorrow has that childlike sense of wonder, playfulness and inventiveness that Steven Spielberg has.”

What are the biggest moments in the Jurassic World Dominion trailer?

"I think when you see the trailer for this movie, your reaction will be, 'Oh man, he's really going for it,'” Trevorrow told Empire. “And I really am. I am shamelessly going for it with this movie.”

No kidding. The Jurassic World Dominion trailer features some of the saga’s best set pieces. Try the sequence at 1:59 when Grady tears through a city on a dirt bike, raptors snapping at his heels. Or the moment at 2:08 when a giant Quetzalcoatlus stabs the heroes’ plane engines. And how about the hugely creepy scene at 1:55, when a flock of unidentified airborne dinos erupts from a disused barn like a cloud of horseflies?

But Jurassic movies have always been about tension as much as action, and the scene in which a helpless Dearing hides underwater, mere inches from a Therizinosaurus’s hungry maw, might just top the iconic ‘raptors in the kitchen’ sequence from Spielberg’s original film.

 


 

Tell us about the new dinosaurs in the Jurassic World Dominion trailer?

You can take the T-Rex and raptors as read. It’s a cautious welcome back, too, for the frill-necked, venom-spitting Dilophosaurus that ate Dennis Nedry alive back in the first Jurassic Park.

But for Jurassic World Dominion, Trevorrow has dug deeper into his palaeontology handbook. You’ll see fewer test-tube dinos like the Indominus Rex and Indoraptor, and more real-life creatures like the Pyroraptor (imagine a snappier Velociraptor with feathers).

Meanwhile, Goldblum let slip in an interview with Insider that there are still surprises to come. “The three of us were in a tiny little space,” said the actor, “and we were being menaced by – I can't even tell you – a surprising faction of prehistoric creatures that you've never seen before.”

Check out the Jurassic World Dominion Prologue for a taste of what’s in store – and the jaw-dropping special effects.

Who are the classic characters in the new Jurassic Park movie?

In the early movies, Sam Neill’s Alan Grant had serious chemistry with Laura Dern’s Dr. Ellie Sattler, and you only have to watch the Jurassic World Dominion trailer to see there’s still a spark.

“Same character, but different world, different times,” Neill told Variety. “Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler haven’t seen each other for some time, so you’ll see how that pans out.”

 


 

How about the new Jurassic World Dominion cast?

We’ve lapped up the tetchy romance between Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard since 2015’s Jurassic World. But this latest adventure brings in some new blood, including She’s Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise, who plays sparky Air Force pilot Kayla Watts – and faces off against the Pyroraptor in the Jurassic World Dominion trailer.

Pratt has told us to expect great things from her. “Cannot wait to share the silver screen with the great and powerful @dewandawise,” tweeted the actor, “as she makes an entrance you will never forget.”

 


 

What’s the Jurassic World Dominion release date – and why should I see it at ODEON?

Which of the following do you think will be more exciting: the squeak of a tiny T-Rex on your mobile phone screen, several months from now? Or the glorious blow-your-hair-back bark of this iconic super-lizard, rendered on a giant cinema screen with surround sound?

Jurassic World Dominion artwork

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The Jurassic World Dominion release date is June 10th, and as Sam Neill told The Hollywood Reporter, this is a movie where the viewing experience has to measure up to the monsters.

“It’s a very ambitious, huge story, a lot of characters, a lot of dinosaurs. It’s something that needs to be seen on a very big screen.”


 

See Jurassic World: Dominion at ODEON from June 10

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