Several years ago, Colin Trevorrow was signed by Lucasfilm to write and direct ‘Episode IX’ of the “Star Wars” Skywalker Saga. The film was poised to be the finale of the previous eight films that were released by Lucasfilm dating back to the original feature from 1977. Unfortunately for Trevorrow, he didn’t stick around to write and direct the feature (though fans did seem to enjoy his leaked plans for the film). Now, he’s spearheading the “Jurassic World” franchise, with the upcoming ‘Dominion’ arriving in 2022. And according to the filmmaker, this film allows him to craft the finale for yet another massive franchise saga.
Speaking to EW, Trevorrow talked about the importance of “Jurassic World: Dominion” ahead of the highly anticipated debut of a teaser that will accompany the release of “F9” in IMAX theaters later this month. And as the director explained, ‘Dominion’ is the “culmination” of the ‘Jurassic’ franchise that began with Steven Spielberg decades ago.
But first, EW described what fans can expect in the teaser for the new sequel. Specifically, the teaser is said to show the dinos that fans know and love but not trapped in a park or roaming the streets of a major city. Instead, it shows them millions of years ago when they didn’t have pesky humans ruining everything.
“It begins the story that we’re telling in ‘Dominion,’” Trevorrow said. “It’s a bit of a self-indulgent thing for the child in me because I always wanted to see dinosaurs as they were in the Cretaceous period.”
As mentioned, Trevorrow called ‘Dominion’ “a culmination of six movies,” dating back to 1995’s “Jurassic Park,” which was revolutionary in terms of storytelling and CGI back when it was released. But that doesn’t mean the filmmaker has the utmost confidence after years of experience, including directing the first “Jurassic World,” to be the one who tells this tale.
“I’m a little older,” Trevorrow explained. “I don’t quite have the confidence I used to. I was very confident on that first movie, but as you make more movies, I think your confidence gets chipped away at. It’s the opposite of what you might expect. But it was very collaborative – and obviously unexpected because we were all living together in a hotel and sharing our lives on a daily basis, and we got to know each other really well. It was much more personal, like being at summer camp with Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern and Sam Neill.”
Working with the three “Jurassic Park” leads to bring an end to their stories was a huge part of the creation of ‘Dominion.’
“They know their characters better than I ever could,” he added. “We did this one a little differently, and we wrote together. Emily and I worked together with each of the actors on their dialogue – not on set, but while we were at the hotel. We had these weekends, and we would sit down and write stuff together because Sam Neill knows Alan Grant better than anyone in the world. And Ellie Sattler has a lot to say about the state of the world right now, and so does Laura Dern. We wanted to make sure that we reflected that, and it wasn’t just some surface-level thing.”
Fans who want to see a quick glimpse of the new film will be able to during the IMAX teaser that will debut with “F9.” Otherwise, if you want to watch the full film, you’ll have to wait for “Jurassic World: Dominion” to hit theaters on June 10, 2022.