If you’ve been following box office franchises, you’ll know that everything usually ends with a third movie; Star Wars did it, and so did Marvel with their solo spinoffs. With everyone expecting the third Jurassic World film to mark the end of a trilogy, it turns out, that won’t be the case.
Talking to Collider, producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that Jurassic World: Dominion won’t mark the end of the franchise. He says, “It’s the start of a new era… The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.”
We don’t really know what that means moving forward, but I think we shouldn’t expect everything to be ‘solved’ by the time Dominion’s credits start rolling in theaters. If anything, it does seem like a jumping point for an entire franchise. We would watch the dinosaur apocalypse for the first few films, and by the end the protagonists will have found a way to peacefully co-exist with the dinosaurs.
While the past two films haven’t exactly been critical darlings, they have no doubt been making a lot of money, so it would make sense that Univeral would like to keep the Jurassic ball rolling. Let’s just hope everyone is still interested toward the end, unlike how the Transformers franchise kind of just fizzled out despite the endless spectacle. At this point, I don’t think Chris Pratt or Bryce Dallas Howard are planning to see the franchise for at least one more film, but then again, that’s just my speculation.
For now, Jurassic World: Dominion is set to hit theaters on June 11, 2021.