Don’t unearth that amber just yet.
As movie studios shift their 2020 releases into 2021, the films scheduled for 2021 have been slowly moving into 2022. That happened Monday with films like The Batman and now it’s happened with the new Jurassic Park film.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Dominion was filming before the covid-19 pandemic hit, shut down for several months, and was one of the first movies back up and filming with new safety protocols. It certainly seemed like everyone involved was hoping to hit that long-in-place release date.
But these movie release dates have been falling like dominos. One falls, and then everything after it has to move. This particular move is likely the result of the new James Bond film, No Time to Die, moving from November to April 2021. Because of that, Universal moved its tentpole, Fast and Furious 9, back from April to May 28, 2021. And since Jurassic World is the same studio at F9, and coming only a few weeks later, surely Universal didn’t want to step on its own toes. Hence the move.
On the plus side, the new release date did give us this awesome new poster. And just look at those names at the top. A thing of beauty. (Also the statement from the director.)
For the past three months, I’ve worked with an extraordinary cast and crew on a film we can’t wait to share with the world. Even though we'll have to wait a bit longer, it will all be worth it. Let’s stay healthy and take care of each other until then. pic.twitter.com/vnGzhHs4nR
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) October 6, 2020
If this news is bumming you out, don’t forget that Jurassic Park fans have a very good, very gory new entry into the franchise available RIGHT NOW. It’s on Netflix and is called Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Yes, it’s a cartoon, but it’s also made in conjunction with all the new films. Read more about it below.
Netflix’s Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous opens on a kid running for his life. He watches his guide get eaten by velociraptors before he himself is swallowed by 0 T-Rex. It turns out it was just a VR video game, but that kind of represents the whole series: Children being “safely”...Read more
Editor’s Note: Stay tuned for an updated Australian release date.