Jurassic World 3 Is Set Four Years After Fallen Kingdom
Exclusive: Jurassic World: Dominion takes place in 2022, four years after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed.
Jurassic World: Dominion is set 4 years after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The final installment in the Jurassic World trilogy is being helmed by Colin Trevorrow, who previously directed the first Jurassic World in 205. The previous two installments, which retooled Steven Spielberg and Universal Pictures original franchise, proved to be massive hits at the box office. This thus encouraged the studio to continue the films and complete the trilogy. Plot details about Jurrasic World: Dominion are scant. Still, it is believed that the forthcoming movie will wind up everything in a big and fulfilling way once it arrives in 2022.
Although there is a full year before Jurassic World: Dominion premieres in cinemas, the movie has already created a lot of buzz. This hype can perhaps be best attributed to the fact that the primary cast consisting of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong are all coming back to reprise their roles in the sequel. And it's not just them who will reappear, but original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum have also been confirmed to return for the end of the trilogy. Despite the exciting cast announcements, it remained unclear when after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom would the new movie be set. But that conundrum has now been solved by Trevorrow, who has set straight the timeline of Jurassic World: Dominion.
During his exclusive conversation with Screen Rant ahead of F9's IMAX preview, Trevorrow revealed that Jurassic World: Dominion takes place four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He said that everything within the Jurassic World universe is set in the present day. So by that principle, since the events in Fallen Kingdom occurred in 2018 and the Battle at the Big Rock happened in 2019 (as shown in the short film of the same name), Dominion must come about in 2022, which is four years after the second film.
Everything in my mind has always been pretty much present-day. So Big Rock took place a year or so after Fallen Kingdom in 2019, when it came out, and the T-Rex has just been out in the Sierra Nevada forest where they all escaped to. It’s absolutely massive; it’s a whole section of the state. And so she’s just been living in there; they’ve been struggling to catch her for a very long time. So this is about four years later - it’s when the movie comes out, so 2022.
While determining the timeline for Jurassic World: Dominion, Trevorrow cited the end of the previous film and its follow-up short film. This may possibly hint towards the premise of the new movie, which many believe will deal with dinosaurs co-existing with humans. Trevorrow has made it abundantly clear the Fallen Kingdom dinosaurs are still out there in the wild, as he said that by the time the new movie kicks off officers would still be looking to hunt down the T-Rex that had escaped into the Sierra Nevada forest. This means that Jurassic World: Dominion will depict a full-blown dinosaur infestation, and it will be up to the heroes to save the day. It's, however, not necessary that all dinosaurs would be a cause of nuisance. But is more likely that while some dinosaurs would like in harmony with humans, some others would wreak havoc, much like what was shown at the end of the Battle of Big Rock.
Trevorrow's comments intelligibly indicate what the new Jurrasic World: Dominion movie could look like. Fans already had an idea that the upcoming final film would leave the park behind and explore real-world locations, and now it's also known that the movie is set in the modern day. This information should suffice in appeasing viewers' curiosity until a trailer drops and actually offering a proper glance at the film's plot. That said, the idea of Jurassic World: Dominion taking place in 2022 gives rise to a logical question about the movie's storyline, that is if the COVID-19 pandemic would factor into the events as well. It's highly unlikely though, as the movie has its own epidemic to deal with, which involves menacing Cretaceous reptiles roaming the Earth.