Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World Dominion, describes how the megahit movie establishes the franchise’s future. The long-running series, which started with Jurassic Park in 1993, concludes with this sixth and final installment of the dinosaur action blockbuster. Despite receiving poor reviews from critics and having the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score in the franchise, Jurassic World Dominion was a huge box office hit that made over $1 billion worldwide. However, it comes in behind Top Gun: Maverick, which took in $1.4 billion, as the second-highest grossing movie of the year.
Before the release of Jurassic World Dominion, it was widely believed that this would be the final entry in the dinosaur franchise. An era was coming to an end, as suggested by the marketing and the appearance of veteran actors Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. Although franchise creator Frank Marshall admitted in January that Jurassic World Dominion wraps off the narrative begun in the original 1993 movie, he kept an open mind about expanding the brand in the future. Trevorrow expressed a similar opinion in July, saying that he believed a fresh filmmaker might have more to say about the world that Steven Spielberg, David Koepp, and Michael Crichton built decades earlier.
Trevorrow recently discussed the future of the Jurassic World franchise in an interview with Empire. The director of Jurassic World: Dominion says he was surprised by the marketing, which made it seem like his picture was the last in the saga, even though he never intended it to be.
So, the question arises where does Jurassic Park can go after Dominion?
Trevorrow understands well that the Jurassic World franchise would run out of new territory if it was limited to the two main islands. This helps to explain his choice to obliterate Isla Nublar in the Fallen Kingdom. Opening up the dinosaurs to the rest of the globe provides the franchise with countless fresh settings to tell dinosaur sagas and the ability to include characters who would not have otherwise visited Jurassic Park or Jurassic World. The Jurassic World franchise may succeed if it shifts its attention away from the parks and the characters that lived in them and toward other facets of its world.
The director specifically mentioned some of Jurassic World Dominion’s new characters, such as DeWanda Wise’s loner pilot, Kayla Watts, as a focus for new stories in the franchise. With Watts having pulled herself from a self-imposed funk by going out on a limb to assist Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) in their rescue of Maisie, she may play a larger role in Jurassic Park’s future by leading an effort to track and transport hostile dinosaurs. Jurassic World Dominion may have opened up the rest of the world to dinosaurs. Now all that’s left is for a new filmmaker to step in and take the franchise in a new direction.