Jeff Goldblum may have been the only Jurassic Park vet to come back for Fallen Kingdom, but Jurassic World: Dominion is looking to bring back Sam Neill and Laura Dern as well. Production is slowly getting back after a delay from COVID-19, and though we have no stills or production photos, Neill has shared a tease for Dr. Alan Grant’s return.
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— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 4, 2020
Looking at the shots of Alan Grant’s hat in the original Jurassic Park, you would actually say that this prop is a tad darker. I guess after running around in all those early Jurassic films, it would be natural that it got dirtier. If anything, it’s a nice nod to Indiana Jones; just in case you didn’t know, before Neill was cast, Spielberg had actually offered the part of Alan Grant to Harrison Ford first, but since Ford turned it down, the role eventually went to the Kiwi-raised Neill.
We don’t know exactly how Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler will be pulled into the next Jurassic story, but I guess they will suddenly find their knowledge more useful now that dinosaurs have started roaming the Earth once again.
I have to give it to Fallen Kingdom, they really leaned into new territory when they released the whole park into the world, and Dominion will have us watching the Earth try to co-exist with dinosaurs that have marked their territory everywhere.
We don’t know when we’ll get our first preview, but Jurassic World: Dominion comes out June 11, 2021.