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SYFY WIRE Jurassic World Dominion

'Jurassic World' producers 'definitely' looking to do more with the franchise after 'Dominion'

Longtime Jurassic producer Frank Marshall isn't ruling the series extinct just yet.

By Josh Weiss
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Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World trilogy will officially come to an end this summer with the release of Dominion. We have no clue where the story ultimately ends up, but one thing's for sure: the franchise is — like its genetically resurrected animals — far from extinct.

Chatting with /FILM about the fourth season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous on Netflix, executive producer Frank Marshall reiterated what he said nearly two years ago when asked about the future of the long-running (and very lucrative) series.

"I think that Dominion's going to wrap up this trilogy, but we're not resting on our laurels," Marshall — who executive produces the Netflix spinoff with Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg — explained. "We're going to sit down, and we're going to see what the future is. We have that wonderful series, Camp Cretaceous, on Netflix. We obviously want to make quality, good movies with great storytelling, great writers and directors, but we're definitely looking to do more in the Jurassic world."

While the animated show is meant to be a gateway into the larger mythos for younger viewers, the now-beloved characters of Darius, Ben, Yaz, Brooklynn, Kenji, and Sammy could end up crossing over with the live-action projects at some point down the line. Whether that comes to fruition in Dominion or something else entirely remains to be seen. However, the folks behind Camp Cretaceous know exactly where the third movie is headed.

"What we did is we were able to learn our world so much better simultaneously because all of these writers were intimately familiar with everything that we’re doing in Dominion," Trevorrow said during the Season 1 press junket attended by SYFY WIRE. "I didn’t keep any secrets all, that’s just not how I am. I certainly tell our actors what we’re doing. If they had been in a vacuum like that, it would have been impossible for us to build something that really felt it was part of the same story, so we have built a real foundation here that if the audience chooses to let us forward, then we really can weave this quilt together in a way that I think is really new and exciting and pretty unexpected. All we need is permission from the audience to do so."

Originally slated to open last summer, Jurassic World: Dominion hits theaters everywhere Friday, June 10.

If we play our dino-luck right, here's hoping a first trailer might premiere during this year's Super Bowl on NBC. In the meantime, you can check out this Winter Olympics spot featuring Mikaela Shiffrin and a pair of famous dinosaurs.

The first four seasons of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous are now streaming on Netflix.