When “Jurassic World” revived the Jurassic franchise and finally opened the part, it signaled the start of a trilogy, one that many assumed would end with Colin Trevorrow‘s “Jurassic World: Dominion” wrapping up the entire franchise. After all, the movie is bringing together the new cast with the likes of Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, signaling a crucial point in the story that brings the entire cast for one last adventure. Turns out, if you’re franchise producer Frank Marshall, the film will instead be “the start of a new era.”
In a recent interview with Collider, Marshall talked about the upcoming “Jurassic World: Dominion,” where the producer gave an effusive “no” when asked if the film was thought as an endpoint. “The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope,” Marshall added, alluding both to future stories set in a new world where dinosaurs and humans share the planet, and the ending of the previous film, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” where dinosaurs broke free and started roaming the Earth.
Marshall’s answer is honestly the best news to come out of “Dominion” yet. The most exciting part about “Fallen Kingdom” was its dark, dystopic ending which hinted at a future where dinosaurs took back the Earth from humans, a “Planet of the Dinosaurs” if you will.
Sure, we only saw about a dozen dinosaurs escape and spread out across the land, but maybe with a time jump and some Hollywood magic, we could end up with “Dominion” serving as the point where it becomes clear that we won’t be able to contain the dinosaurs any longer. This could allow the potential “Jurassic World 4” to serve as a “Dawn of the Planet Of The Apes” where only a few humans remain, fighting for survival in a world dominated by dinosaurs. And wouldn’t that be better than yet another park opening?