Universal Pictures Delays Jurassic World: Dominion Until Summer 2022
The Jurassic Park series was given new life in 2015 with a new cast, and following on from the success of the original trilogy which made cinematic history back in 1993.
The series based on the much darker novel by Michael Crichton (who also created ER & the original Westworld) spawned a cultural revolution bringing Dinosaurs back into pop culture in the ’90s.
Jurassic Park’s $1.6 Billion Box Office
With Jurassic World in 2015, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt ushered in a new wave of fans, taking over $1.6 billion at the box office worldwide.
Fallen Kingdom followed in 2018 raking in over $1.3 billion worldwide and lead us dramatically to the now delayed Jurassic World: Dominion.
Now debuting a year later than originally planned, and after the news that Dune has been delayed till 2021 further blows come to the already struggling Cinema industry.
This is not the first time Jurassic World has been negatively affected by Coronavirus, back in March filming was stopped due to the world-wide pandemic and was one of the first to resume production.
Jurassic World is Universal’s Crown Jewel
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Variety reports “The Jurassic series is considered the crown jewel of franchise fare for Universal” so a delay here makes sense.
Universal (already delayed Bond on Friday) is looking to protect its biggest asset.
With a budget of over $200 million they will want the maximum return possible and pushing the film back by over a year, they would hope ensures that.
And they’ve already aligned the stars to ensure this is a big hitter, by bringing back original cast members Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern & the infamous palaeontologist playing Sam Neill.
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