One of the first films to start production again during the quarantine was Jurassic World: Dominion. They even had to deny any rumors that production had to shortly stop due to COVID-19 concerns to ensure that everything was running smoothly. In a NY Times article, they revealed that Hollywood is nervously keeping a close look at the production to ensure that their upcoming productions will remain safe with the appropriate quarantine measures. Luckily, this also means they shared some exclusive images from behind-the-scenes that may hint at what we can expect from the upcoming film.
To start off, let’s talk about the rather in-depth article about the production measures. They went all out to ensure the safety of their crew. They created tents with infrared temperature scanners to ensure that everyone involved is healthy. They’ve split up their crew into different categories to keep personnel count as low as necessary. No wonder this could become a template for future productions. Bryce Dallas Howard compared it to a closed set, which is commonly used for intimate sequences and is a practice used for some time now. This will become the benchmark for other productions.
Now, let’s get back to the dinosaurs. The set pieces don’t show too much outside of people entering a forest and a box filled with small dinosaurs. These could be Lost World: Jurassic Park‘s Compsognathus going by their size. The cage they are in is the more interesting tidbit. At the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the dinosaurs were set free on American soil. This ending echoed that of Jurassic Park 3, where Pterodactyls were flying off into the sunset. Alongside a dramatic title drop by Jeff Goldblum, it meant that they were now roaming the world once again. So, the natural evolution would be for an elite team to hunt down these dinosaurs to minimize casualties. Here’s hoping they lean into the horror elements once again as they did in Fallen Kingdom. I’ll be honest, I am mostly looking forward to the moment they have to get the giant Mosasauras out of the ocean.