Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow confirms filming has restarted with a photo of the original cast outside the studio in England. The sixth and final chapter in the dinosaur saga was supposed to have finished filming during the summer. However, the coronavirus pandemic thawrted that, initially shutting down production for almost six months and causing two more filming breaks.
Those delays ultimately pushed the film's release date back a full year, meaning it will make its bow in theaters in July 2022 now. All of the delays reportedly haven't affected the story, though, with original franchise stars Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill returning to the franchise together for the first time since 1993's Jurassic Park. They will wrap up the story alongside current franchise stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the first Jurassic movie that will take place in multiple locations, given the fact that the dinosaurs have now escaped the island and are running free across the globe.
Trevorrow took to Twitter to share a photo of Neill, Dern, and Goldblum standing outside the Richard Attenborough stage at Pinewood Studios in England. The image is accompanied by the simple caption "back," confirming that filming has resumed after the latest two-week shutdown. The trio looks in good spirits, smiling for the black-and-white photo. You can see the image in Trevorrow's tweet below:
The choice of stage is no coincidence, given that Attenborough, who passed away in 2014, starred as John Hammond in Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Trevorrow's image is the first sign that all cast and crew members have returned negative coronavirus tests. Hopefully, production can now be completed without being interrupted again, and Trevorrow and the rest of the team can complete the final three weeks of shooting safely.
The filming delays have likely allowed Trevorrow to get a head start on editing and CGI work, though, so there will probably be little need for the typical re-shoots seen on other blockbusters. Until summer 2022, when The Lost World: Dominion hits theatres, we'll do our best to keep you updated on all things Jurassic!
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