We’ve got Dodgson here! Actually, we don’t. But we do have Grant, Sattler, and Malcolm. The new trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion is here, and thankfully, gives the series the one thing it’s needed, beyond cool dinosaurs; the return of the classic cast from the original 1993 film!
After dinosaurs were officially released into the world at the end of Fallen Kingdom, it looks like the focus of Dominion will be if dinosaurs and humans can actually coexist. While Owen (Chris Pratt) appears to be thriving as he raises his trusty raptor Blue, there are signs that the neo-Jurassic Age might not be going as well for everyone else. It turns out dinosaurs and humans do not mix all the well. Who knew?!
Of course, the biggest reveal in the trailer isn’t the dinos. But instead, the big news is the return of Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), the stars of the original Jurassic Park who both last appeared in the franchise in Jurassic Park III. Their old pal Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) is also coming back after a brief but memorable appearance in Fallen Kingdom, offering up some of his iconic musing about how “we’re racing towards the extinction of our species.”
It’s also possible that Sam Neill’s new Dr. Grant beard is the greatest decision the franchise has made since 1993.
How much will the trio actually be featured in the film? It’s impossible to know, though their significant presence in the trailer suggests they won’t just be glorified cameos. But the real stars of any Jurassic film have always been the dinos and it certainly looks like there will be a whole lot of dinosaurs in Dominion.
The trailer also confirms that this will be the final chapter in the Jurassic World story, as it refers to Dominion as the “epic conclusion.” Director Colin Trevorrow always envisioned his sequel series as a trilogy and has claimed as far back as 2014 that he “knew where I wanted it to go.” Will the series end with dinosaurs once again inheriting the earth? Only time will tell.
Jurassic World: Dominion opens exclusively in theaters on June 10.