It seems like the decision to postpone releasing Jurassic World: Dominion until June 2022 came at a very appropriate time. The Universal Pictures release has now temporarily shut-down production due to a number of crew receiving Covid-19 positive test results.
Earlier this week Universal confirmed it was shifting the film almost a full calendar year down the film. It will now release on June 10, 2022.
Now, in a statement posted to Twitter, director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed the cameras have stopped rolling. “Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on Jurassic World: Dominion.” he said. “All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon.”
Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on Jurassic World: Dominion. All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon. pic.twitter.com/DxuqX9UdgX— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) October 7, 2020
The news comes as Variety reports the film is a mere three weeks away from completing principal photography. But with cinemas closing around the globe and studios unwilling to commit to concrete release dates, it makes sense for Universal to play it safe for now.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World: Dominion stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, and Dichen Lachman. Original franchise stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are also set to return.