“Jurassic World Dominion” is finally arriving in theaters, and it really feels like the end of an era. The third and final movie in the Jurassic World trilogy not only brings back our favorites from the most recent films in the series, but it also reunites us with the iconic characters from the original “Jurassic Park” as well. With epic stakes and this all-star reunion cast, it’s hard not to feel like the series is saying goodbye. So, is this really the end of the road?
“Jurassic World Dominion” is definitely being marketed as the saga’s conclusion — even the movie’s website bills it as “the epic conclusion of the Jurassic era.” So far, the saga has encompassed six movies: the original Jurassic Park trilogy from the ’90s and early ’00s, plus the Jurassic World trilogy, which revived the franchise beginning in 2015. The two trilogies are meant to tell a complete story with “Jurassic World Dominion” serving as the epic finale.
“To me, [‘Dominion’] is a culmination of one story that’s been told,” director Colin Trevorrow told Entertainment Weekly. “What was important for me was, when you watch ‘Dominion,’ you really feel like you are learning how much of a story that first set of movies was and how everything that happened in those movies actually informs what ultimately is able to happen in this.”
Although “Jurassic World Dominion” does mark the end of the film series as we know it, the creative team isn’t necessarily closing the door on the entire universe forever. “I think that ‘Dominion’s’ going to wrap up this trilogy, but we’re not resting on our laurels,” producer Frank Marshall said to SlashFilm. “We’re going to sit down, and we’re going to see what the future is.”
Currently, a Jurassic World children’s series titled “Camp Cretaceous” is on Netflix, and the team plan on continuing to expand this franchise. In addition to this, Marshall hinted at continuing to expand the Jurassic universe. “We obviously want to make quality, good movies with great storytelling, great writers and directors, but we’re definitely looking to do more in the ‘Jurassic’ world,” Marshall told SlashFilm.