The marketing for Jurassic World Dominion had everyone assuming the sixth movie would be the final movie of the franchise and it has recently grossed up to a total of $1 billion in the box office making Dominion the most successful Jurassic movie in the series. To director Colin Trevorrow, the marketing for the movie misperceived the audience as it was supposed to be an end to an "era" and not the end of the franchise. This is especially so when he revealed to Empire magazine about the future of the Jurassic Park series.
Trevorrow talked to Empire magazine and confirms he has had conversation with Universal about where to take the franchise next and how he planted seeds in Dominion that could lead into future films. He says, "This movie clearly takes a real interest in creating new characters that a new generation is going to latch on to – Kayla Watts [DeWanda Wise], and Mamoudou Athie's character Ramsey Cole, who I think, in the Extended Edition, you really feel his purpose in a greater way. And Dichen Lachman's character [Soyona Santos], who just gets arrested in the end. There's more to come."
The director continues, "What I get fired up about is, if a table has been set here for another mind to do what I did with Steven [Spielberg] and sit down and say, 'Listen, I've got an idea', I would love for that person to sit down with me, or Steven, and just be like, 'I got it!'"
Empire asked about his thoughts on the movie's marketing. His response is as followed, "I never knew that this was the ending of the franchise until I saw the marketing. Those guys are brilliant at what they do, but for me I think it might have been clearer if they said, 'The end of an era', as opposed to all of it. Because regardless of the cynical approach – of course they're gonna want to make more money, which is what Jurassic World was about – a new dinosaur fan is born every day. Kids deserve these movies, and young filmmakers grow up on these stories – much like Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz and worlds we've returned to constantly."
Trevorrow never planned for Dominion to be the end of the franchise, but an end of his Jurassic World trilogy. It was an end of an era, but Universal's marketing team took it one step further having audiences assume it was the end of the franchise. As of now, the movies are done. However, Jurassic World Dominion, in Trevorrow's view, left the door open enough for the series to continue if someone new is willing to step up to the plate.
He understood that the original Jurassic Park is the perfect movie in the whole franchise and could never be topped. However, his goal was to take the franchise and expand the world outside the islands the dinosaurs originally inhabited.
All of us know that Universal will revisit Jurassic Park eventually. Dominion crossing the billion dollar club proves there is still a lot of love for the franchise and Universal can see this is a franchise they can revisit in the future. It is only a matter of when we will see another movie on the silver screen again. My only hope for the future of the franchise that they tell better stories than Fallen Kingdom and Dominion.
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