Sam Neill. Laura Dern. Jeff Goldblum. The original trio of the Jurassic Park Franchise and stars of the first (and the best) film in the series will be returning for more than just a glorified cameo in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Dominion is the follow-up film to Fallen Kingdom and will see the return of sequel trilogy stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. However, Neill has now confirmed that they will all feature heavily throughout the upcoming film.
“We’re all the way through the film, Jeff, and me, and Laura,” Neill told Yahoo Movies UK, before then admitting that he “probably won’t be running quite as fast as I was 27 years ago!”
Production on the Colin Trevorrow film was put on hold in March, 10 days prior to the UK’s full lockdown following the coronavirus pandemic, and is set to resume at Pinewood Studios on July 6. Neill added that he’s “raring to go” once production starts back up again.
Also revealing that he can’t wait to work alongside his “dear friends” Goldblum and Dern again, as well as his new co-stars, Neill said that the entire cast will be in quarantine together while the production continues.
“We’re all going to be living in the same joint for three or four months, so that’s going to be fun. And everybody loves Chris and Bryce as well, so I think we’ll be a very happy bunch.”
As with its predecessors, Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley will produce the film, with Trevorrow and Jurassic Park (1993) director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. It stars an ensemble castincluding Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Isabella Sermon and BD Wongreprising their roles from previous films in the franchise, and they are joined by Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Dichen Lachman, Scott Haze, and Campbell Scott.
Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on June 11, 2021.