Jurassic World: Dominion: Jake Johnson opens up about possible return
Earlier this year, it was reported that New Girl alum Jake Johnson had been tapped to reprise his Jurassic World role of Lowery Cruthers in Colin Trevorrow’s highly anticipated third installment. However, it looks like Johnson’s return is still in discussions as he confirms that he and Trevorrow are still trying to figure out how his character would be able to fit into Jurassic World: Dominion.
Speaking with Collider, Johnson revealed that it has gotten difficult for him to shoot his potential part on the threequel because of the scheduling conflicts with ABC’s Stumptown series that was caused by the ongoing pandemic. Despite this setback, he’s still very willing to make his character’s return a possibility even if its only for a limited time.
“I was getting ready to go out and then this pandemic hit and so everything got pushed and the schedule got rearranged,” Johnson said. “And now we’re trying to figure it out because obviously I’m in Stumptown and we’re going into Season 2 of that. So we’re figuring out the scheduling and how and if we can make it work. But Colin Trevorrow, the director, is a good friend, we’re old friends and we’ve been talking a lot and we’re trying to figure out how to do it.”
He added, “At one point I pitched that he has like a huge pony tail now and he’s got like an army jacket and he’s kind of going through some PTSD of what he lived through. I wanted the 70s glasses and he’s always smoking a cigarette, but luckily Colin said no so we’ll see what happens (laughs). I was like, ‘Man I think he should be tatted up from the ankles to the ears, he saw a dinosaur attack!’”
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.
Recommended Reading: Jurassic Park: The Original Novel