'Jurassic World: Dominion' delayed by a whole year to 2022

Ben Arnold
·Contributor
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Jurassic World: Dominion (Credit: Universal)
Jurassic World: Dominion (Credit: Universal)

Jurassic World: Dominion has become the latest blockbuster to have its release significantly delayed, with news that it will now debut in 2022.

The movie was originally slated for release on 11 June, 2021, and though the Universal studio has not addressed the delay directly, new marketing material released on Twitter has set a new date of 10 June, 2022.

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Like so many other movies shooting earlier this year, its production was halted in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown back in early March, with filming resuming in July.

However, with the movement of a swathe of other big budget tentpole movies shifting into 2021, Dominion, the third in the rebooted Jurassic series, will be given more breathing space in 2022.

The resumed shoot, with director Colin Trevorrow back at the helm, has not been plain sailing.

UK crew-members have tested positive for COVID-19, and a shoot planned to take place in Malta had to be significantly scaled back after the country was placed on the UK quarantine list and four further crew tested positive.

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The delay follows news of an increasing number of movies shifting release dates, as the worldwide cinema business faces an uncertain future.

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Denis Villeneuve's Dune, the new Bond movie No Time To Die and The Batman are just the latest titles to be shoved back as cinemas remain shuttered around the world.

The performance of Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which was hoped would revive the ailing industry, has failed to encourage other studios to follow suit and release their major titles in the current climate.

So far, it's made just $300 million worldwide, likely a fraction of what it would have done under normal circumstances, and still way short of its break even figure.

At a cost of $200 million, it was Nolan's most expensive movie.

Dominion, meanwhile, continues its shoot in the UK, with original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum back on board.