How Jurassic World 3 Can Explain New Dinosaurs

Monday, September 7, 2020

Jurassic World: Dominion promises to end the rebooted franchise on a high, but how will the film explain the new dinosaurs seen in set photos?

Jurassic World: Dominion promises to end the rebooted franchise on a high, but how will the film explain the new dinosaurs seen in set photos?

The upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion promises to end the rebooted Jurassic Park franchise on a high, but how will the film explain the new dinosaurs seen in set photos? Critics and fans alike enjoyed Jurassic World, the Jurassic Park franchise's rebooted return to theatres in 2015. Sure, the film failed to feature the demented soldier-dinosaur-hybrids that early Jurassic Park 4 drafts promised, but it was an enjoyable action-adventure outing nonetheless.

2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom complicated the franchise mythology with arms dealers buying hybrid-dinosaurs, human clones, and an ending which saw dinosaurs finally free to roam the earth alongside humans. It was a wild ride and one which seemed to indicate an end to the franchise's dabbling with genetic splicing. By the film's closing scene the labs used to engineer super-dinos were destroyed and most of their owners and operators were dead.

Eager fans of the franchise have been wondering why Jurassic World: Dominion has so many legacy characters returning from earlier installments, and the answer may lie in recent photos from the film's set. The images seem to suggest the existence of new pyroraptors, a hitherto-unseen breed of dinosaur that has many fans wondering how new dinosaurs could come into being with the franchise's villainous DNA-meddlers largely neutralized. The answer? "We've got Dodgson here!"

While nobody cared when Dennis Nedry, the Hawaiian-shirted villain (or maybe underpaid, overworked antihero) announced Dodgson's presence in the original Jurassic Park, the announcement that Cameron Thor would reprise the role for Jurassic World 3 did catch people's attention. BioSyn's Lewis Dodgson is confirmed to return in Jurassic World: Dominion, which means the film can deliver the plot which was dropped by The Lost World way back in 1997. If it followed the plot of its source novel, the sequel would originally have seen BioSyn, InGen's biggest competitor, continue to try stealing genetic material from InGen's dinosaurs — events that drove the plot of the first film.

What's important is that the return of Dodgson could herald all manner of new experimental dinosaurs if the film sees BioSyn gets their hands on the long-sought-after dino DNA. With all the Indominus Rexes and Indoraptors of the sequel series, it's hard to believe that only 6 dinosaurs appear in the original Jurassic Park. But, as Bryce Dallas Howards's conflicted heroine noted in Jurassic World, audiences expect something new, scary, and exciting with each coming attraction. With B.D Wong's amoral DNA specialist Henry Wu returning alongside many more of that film's cast, it's starting to look increasingly likely that new and improved dinos are exactly what Jurassic World: Dominion will provide — maybe even that soldier-dino-hybrid.