The New 'Jurassic World Dominion' Trailer Teases "the Biggest Carnivore the World Has Ever Seen"

Welcome to... the latest instalment in the dinosaur franchise, with Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern reuniting 29 years after the OG film.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 29, 2022

Whenever the words "we made a terrible mistake" are uttered in a movie, nothing good can follow. When they're said early in the just-dropped new trailer for Jurassic World Dominion, they simply state the obvious — because having dinosaurs rampaging around the globe was always going to result in chaos.

Yes, the franchise started back in 1993, with director Steven Spielberg adapting Michael Crichton's novel of the same name to box office glory, is returning for its sixth film — the third entry in its second trilogy, in fact. The initial mega-hit flick spawned sequels in 1997 and 2001, which then led to the Jurassic World saga — aka 2015's Jurassic World, 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and now 2022's Jurassic World Dominion — because humanity just won't stop messing with ancient predators.

Where the initial Dominion trailer back in February went heavy on two things — stressing that the movie will wrap up the story for now, and also reuniting OG cast members Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill — this new sneak peek emphasises the enormous stakes. If you've always wanted to hear Goldblum chat about genetic power being unleashed and doomsday clocks running out of time, and also sounding as wryly bewildered as he can while asking Chris Pratt why he made a promise to a dinosaur, you're in luck: they're all accounted for.

Also looming large over the new trailer: "the biggest carnivore the world has ever seen", as Neill's paleontologist Alan Grant explains, because Dominion is going big with its terrifying creatures. Or, as Goldblum's mathematician Dr Ian Malcolm would put it — although he doesn't in the clips so far — "life... finds a way".

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, who also helmed the first Jurassic World film, Dominion jumps back into this dino-filled vision of earth four years after the last flick — which saw Isla Nublar destroyed. The franchise's pivotal critters now live alongside humans, which is obviously a tenuous, tense and terrifying situation. Understandably, co-existing with dinosaurs threatens life as everyone knows it, not to mention humanity's future.

Chris Pratt (The Tomorrow War) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Rocketman) return for Dominion, after starring in the past two Jurassic World movies. Also featuring: DeWanda Wise (The Harder They Fall), Emmy nominee Mamoudou Athie (Archive 81), Dichen Lachman (Animal Kingdom), Scott Haze (Minari) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), plus returning cast members BD Wong (another original Jurassic Park star, and part of all three Jurassic World films), Justice Smith (Pokemon: Detective Pikachu), Daniella Pineda (Cowboy Bebop) and Omar Sy (Lupin).

Movie-goers will be able to see how this whole humans-and-dinosaurs mayhem all pans out in full when Dominion hits cinemas Down Under on June 9. It'll arrive in what's shaping up to be a big month or so for on-screen dinos, after the unrelated documentary series Prehistoric Planet — narrated by David Attenborough, brother to original Jurassic Park franchise star Richard Attenborough — hits streaming in late May.

Check out the trailer for Jurassic World Dominion below:

Jurassic World Dominion releases in cinemas Down Under on June 9, 2022.

Published on April 29, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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