Jurassic World 4 was scripted before! ‘Dominion' is not end of the franchise

Devdiscourse News Desk | New York | Updated: 03-02-2023 16:12 IST | Created: 03-02-2023 16:01 IST
Jurassic World 4 was scripted before! ‘Dominion' is not end of the franchise
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The long-awaited "Jurassic World Dominion" hit theaters in June 2022, with Colin Trevorrow at the helm although it was not well received by critics. It did, however, became a worldwide box office success, with returns nearing $1 billion.  Following the release of Jurassic World 3, moviegoers have been left wondering if there will be a fourth film in the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise. After all, Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World movie, has confirmed that this won't be the end for the entire franchise.

Earlier, he told Deadline that he purposefully left elements in 'Dominion' that could be explored in the future.

Trevorrow told, “I specifically did something different than the other films in order to change the DNA of the franchise. The previous five films are plots about dinosaurs. This one is a story about characters in a world in which they coexist with dinosaurs. There probably should have only been one Jurassic Park – but if we’re gonna do it, how can I allow them to tell stories in a world in which dinosaurs exist, as opposed to, here’s another reason why we’re going to an island?"

This is not, however, the first confirmation for future 'Jurassic' films. "I think Dominion's going to wrap up this trilogy," producer Frank Marshall told Slashfilm in January 2022.

 “I think that Dominion‘s going to wrap up this trilogy, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re going to sit down, and we’re going to see what the future is.”

More films and TV shows would be produced for the franchise throughout the next thirty years, up until the present. The movies are normally divided into the original trilogy, which was released from 2015 to 2022, and the original films, which were released from 1993 to 2001.

However, before the original trilogy gave way to the reboot, there were plans for a fourth film. The original script ideas weren’t used, and the plan saw major changes when it became the reboot trilogy. Details of the original script have been revealed in recent years.

There were, however, plans for a fourth movie (Jurassic World 4) before the original trilogy gave way to the reboot. The original script concepts weren't worked, and when the plot evolved into the reboot trilogy, significant alterations were made. Let's look at the original script for what might have become Jurassic Park 4 because details of it have recently been made public.

Following the 2001 release of Jurassic Park III, a sequel, Jurassic Park IV, was intended. During the production of the third movie, Steven Spielberg started to develop concepts for the fourth feature, with an estimated release date in 2005.  The first scripts were abandoned, and fresh ideas with a new scriptwriter started in 2004, perhaps delaying the release to 2008.

According to Movie Web, the initial premise of Jurassic World 4 was identical to that of the earlier films in the franchise. To prevent the spread of dinosaurs that escaped from the islands and were breeding, which were shown in the previous films, it was planned for Sam Neill's Alan Grant and Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm to make a return appearance.

Later the version inputted the ideas and made some changes to it. Later versions took this idea and made some strange changes to it. ScreenRant claims that one of the versions that author John Sayles started in 2004 was centered on a mercenary called Nick who finds the dinosaur DNA that was left behind in a shaving cream can in the first film. Nick faces danger from the dinosaurs that were left behind and must struggle to survive.

Despite not being formally confirmed, Jurassic World 4 is still very much a possibility. As written above, despite Dominion concluding the Jurassic World trilogy, the makers believe this won't be the end for the entire franchise.

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