Production on “Jurassic World: Dominion”, the sixth entry in the 27-year-old series, was already stalled at least once this year, when the pandemic lockdowns first began. Now, it has has been halted again for two weeks. “Late last night, we were informed that the ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ production experienced a small amount of positive tests for COVID-19,” a spokesperson for Universal said in a statement. The announcing tweet was accompanied by a cute photo of a dinosaur wearing a face mask. On Tuesday, the movie’s release date was pushed to June 10, 2022 , this is a full year later than its initial 2021 planned release.
The American science fiction adventure film is directed by Colin Trevorrow who wrote the screenplay with Emily Carmichael, based on a story by Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly. On February 19, 2020, a production unit used drones to film aerial scenes at Cathedral Grove on Canada’s Vancouver Island. The film’s budget is $200 million. It was clarified in May 2020 that Jurassic World: Dominion will not be the final film in the franchise and that it would instead mark “the start of a new era”, in which humans have to adjust to dinosaurs being on the mainland.