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The Hollywood machine had grinded to a halt thanks to COVID-19, and only now have productions started getting back on their feet. One major blockbuster that was hit by the pandemic was Jurassic World: Dominion, and news has come out that the finale of the Jurassic World franchise has finally wrapped.
This has been confirmed by director Colin Trevorrow in a tweet about Dominion:
Wrap on Jurassic World Dominion. All my gratitude to our extraordinary crew and cast. We made a family. pic.twitter.com/svD3yURmHw
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 7, 2020
Deadline also details all of the anti-COVID measurements that the production of Dominion had to take to ensure everyone’s safety. In the 18-month duration of production, over 40,000 COVID-19 tests has been performed, and the studio had spent millions of dollars just to make sure that filming could continue amid the pandemic.
Trevorrow had said the experience might have even improved on Dominion. He explains:
“We lived together, ate together, told stories, shared our fears and hopes, played Frisbee on the lawn… there was a lot of laughter at a time when it has been hard to find things to laugh about… I think that close proximity to each other has made the movie better. Everything we were going through emotionally we would share. We would rehearse on Sundays, we crafted the characters, which made the emotion of the film richer. I think the movie will be stronger for it.”
Of course, we’ll just have to wait and see if Jurassic World: Dominion will give us a worthy end to this new trilogy. Admittedly Jurassic World hasn’t been perfect, but I guess it’s been a ride for kids today who found their love for dinosaurs thanks to the film.
Jurassic World: Dominion is set to come out on June 10, 2022.