Sam Neill teases original characters’ major roles in Jurassic World: Dominion
Last year, it was officially confirmed that Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are set to reprise their iconic roles as Dr. Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm in Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion. Since then, fans of the franchise have been very excited to see how their characters will be integrated to the new storyline with a few of them also worrying that the trio would only just make a brief appearance like what Goldblum did in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
However, in recent in interview with Yahoo, Neill has opened up about his return to the Jurassic franchise, teasing that the original stars’ participation in the highly-anticipated third installment to the Jurassic World is more than just a cameo. He has confirmed that viewers will get to see more of the Jurassic Park trio throughout the upcoming film.
“We’re all the way through the film, Jeff [Goldblum], and me, and Laura [Dern]” Neill said and also admittedly joked that he “probably won’t be running quite as fast as I was 27 years ago!”
The film is scheduled to resume its production in the UK next week after it had been temporarily suspended for the past three months. Neill also revealed three cast members are already in quarantine and is hoping he could finally join them in “about ten days.”
He added, “We’re all going to be living in the same joint for three or four months, so that’s going to be fun. And everybody loves Chris and Bryce as well, so I think we’ll be a very happy bunch.”
Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Dominion, with Trevorrow once again directing the next chapter in one of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this installment.
The upcoming threequel will be starring returning cast members from the first two Jurassic World films include Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith as well as original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Campbell Scott. It will also feature Mamoudou Athie (Sorry for You Loss), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Dichen Lachman (Animal Kingdom, Altered Carbon), Scott Haze (Venom, Antlers).
Joining the Jurassic team for the first time is Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole), who will craft the Jurassic World 3 screenplay with Trevorrow. They will work off a story by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, who together co-wrote Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Dominion is currently set to debut in theaters on June 11, 2021.