Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady galloping after dinosaurs in a snowy mountain landscape, Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing being chased by them on European rooftops, and the legacy trio of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern returning.
These are some of the images from the BTS reel Universal presented for Jurassic World: Dominion. While the studio focused on their slate up until March 2022 during its CinemaCon presentation Wednesday, it gave the crowd here at Caesars Colosseum Theatre a glimpse at the June 10, 2022 release that closes out the dinosaur franchise created by Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg.
“This movie asks the single question: What if dinosaurs lived among us? Would we be safe?” Dominion filmmaker Colin Trevorrow said.
The quick BTS sizzle reel included old footage of Spielberg on set of the first movie, 1993’s Jurassic Park, explaining to Joseph Mazzello (who played Tim in the original) about the mosquito trapped in amber atop the cane of Hammond (Richard Attenborough).
Current interviews of Neill had the New Zealand actor exclaiming, “We had an enormous amount of fun on the first film.” Added Dern about how Spielberg brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen: “There was an energy on the set that this was the first time you were seeing it.”
Said Pratt, “When you saw the dinosaur in the trailer and the ripples on the water (in the cup in the Jeep), it defined my generation.”
Said Howard about Jurassic Park: “Cinema forever had changed.”