In recent years, Hollywood films have struggled to find distribution in China, but Chris Pratt and his dinosaur companions may be changing that. Jurassic World: Dominion will be released in North America in June, completing the Jurassic World trilogy. Unlike previous recent franchise blockbusters, Jurassic World: Dominion is expected to have a full release in China, which could help the film’s overall worldwide box office performance.
Jurassic World: Dominion is expected to be the largest Hollywood film to launch in China in a long time, according to The Ankler. The most recent Hollywood films to be released in the country were Dune and No Time to Die, but neither of them did particularly well, and neither was part of a franchise as lucrative as Jurassic Park. A release date for China has yet to be determined, however Universal presumably wants it to debut as soon as possible after the North American premiere.
Jurassic World: Dominion will bring characters from both Jurassic franchises together. Original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum will join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in reprising their roles from the first two Jurassic World films.
Dominion will not only bring back popular characters from previous Jurassic films, but it will also introduce a few entirely new dinosaurs to the franchise.
“Probably the coolest part of my job is that I get to be in a small sandbox and I get to put whatever dinosaurs I’m playing with at the time in the movie,” director Colin Trevorrow told Fandango. “So I had to save some of them in the sandbox area and make sure to save them, and we did save some of my favourites for this movie.” We used feathers to save dinosaurs, including Giganotosaurus, the world’s largest land carnivore… Realizing they were producing these fantastic animatronics with all of the resources we were given on this movie to simply make it feel real, tactile, and realistic was a blast. That makes me so happy.