Director Colin Trevorrow shares our FIRST LOOK at Jurassic World Dominion featuring – for the first time ever in the franchise – a dinosaur with feathers. A 5-Minute first look will be screened in IMAX showings ahead of ‘Fast 9’.
The IMAX-only trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion is chock-full of Easter eggs and plot tidbits that set up the eventual Jurassic Park finale. At the time, a sequel to Steven Spielberg’s JurassicPark looked impossible, given the story’s obvious ending and the fact that Michael Crichton hadn’t written a second novel. However, the film’s phenomenal success led to two additional sequels, Jurassic Park: The Lost World in 1997 and Jurassic Park 3 in 2001. Another film in the series, Jurassic World, was released in 2015, after a 14-year wait.
Following that, Universal Pictures revitalized the entire Jurassic franchise, which now includes a short film, Battle at Big Rock, and a Netflix cartoon series, Camp Cretaceous, all of which tie in to the movie’s plots. Both projects have so far relied on events from Jurassic World and Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom and Camp Cretaceous will eventually tie into the events of Jurassic World: Dominion, though it’s unclear how or when that will happen. For the time being, the only clue moviegoers have about what to expect from the third Jurassic World film is the IMAX trailer.
The T-Rex fight feels like a throwback to the series’ past battles, but what occurs afterward is the most important element of Jurassic World: Dominion’s prologue segment. In the first Jurassic Park film, Steven Spielberg used an animated clip to explain how they got dinosaur DNA by collecting blood from preserved mosquitos that had sucked the blood of dinosaurs millions of years ago. Unfortunately, given the technology at the time, there was only so much the filmmakers could do; Jurassic World: Dominion finally brings the animation to life in the prologue. A mosquito falls on the T-Rex as its pupil dilates, sucks its blood, and then flies away as the T-Rex dies.