Jurassic World: Dominion's Dinosaurs Will Have Feathers

Friday, June 11, 2021

Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow confirms the movie will include more scientifically-accurate dinosaurs with feathers.

Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow confirmed the movie will include more scientifically-accurate dinosaurs with feathers.

"We have consultants. Steve Brusatte, who is an amazing paleontologist, started with us on this movie and then we have Jack Horner who’s been with us all the other movies," said Trevorrow, speaking to SlashFilm about Dominon's extended theatrical preview. "Steve specifically wrote a book that came out a couple years ago that’s become the new standard for paleontology. He knew we were going to do feathers in the movie -- we hadn’t done that before. And so I went up to Edinburgh where he is and sat with him and was like, 'Look man, we’re going to go for it.' There are dinosaurs with feathers, not just in the short but in the movie as well, and so we wanted to get it exactly right."

One of Dominion's feathered dinosaurs can be glimpsed in a photo that's seemingly taken from a sequence set 65 million years in the past, showing a world ruled by dinosaurs. Footage from that sequence will be featured in the movie's extended five-minute preview, which will screen with IMAX showings of F9: The Fast Saga.

In the first Jurassic World film, Dr. Henry Wu explained why the franchise's dinosaurs have always been scientifically inaccurate, noting they were created by filling in their genetic gaps with DNA from frogs. "We also don’t have the excuse of frog DNA being put into the genome that we have in all the movies to say, 'Well no here’s why they’re not paleontology accurate,'" said Trevorrow, explaining why the dinosaurs from Dominion's prehistorical sequence will finally buck that trend. "We had to get it right. And so we took the challenge and we ran with it."

Moreover, Trevorrow previously described Dominion as being a celebration of the whole franchise, including both the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films. "To me, [Dominion] is a culmination of one story that's been told," he said. "When you got to the end of the Jurassic Park trilogy, it may not have been as clear in what the complete story of those three movies was because they were a bit more episodic in the way that they were approached. But this trilogy is not that way. It's very much a serialized story."

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World: Dominion stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Jake Johnson, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Omar Sy, Isabelle Sermon and B.D. Wong. The film arrives in theaters on June 10, 2022.

Source: SlashFilm / www.cbr.com/