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Another Jurassic Park Character Will Return For Jurassic World 3

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After nibbling around the edges of the old Jurassic Park in the first two Jurassic World films, the upcoming third installment of the franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion, will take a big bite out of the original film’s mythology, like a tyrannosaurus clamping down on a lawyer hiding inside a bathroom. Director Colin Trevorrow has already confirmed that series’ legacy stars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern, will all reprise their roles as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and Ellie Sattler. It’s like a high school reunion, only with a lot more dinosaurs eating people.

Now Collider reports that another character from the original film will return as well. Their sources claim that Campbell Scott has been cast as Lewis Dodgson, the guy who gave Dennis Nedry the tricked-out Barbasol can in the first movie that he used to smuggle dino embryos out of Jurassic Park.

Nedry’s scheme is what sets off the chain of events that dooms the original Jurassic Park, and he got killed in the process of trying to steal the embryos. The Barbasol can vanished as well. Although Dodgson only appeared in that one scene in Steven Spielberg’s film, Collider notes that in Michael Cricton’s Jurassic Park novel, “Dr. Lewis Dodgson was the head of product development at genetics company BioSyn, a rival of InGen” and that the character appeared in the novel of The Lost World (though not the film version). That could be a clue as where Dominion is headed.

Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled for release on June 11, 2021.

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The Original ‘Jurassic Park‘ Tops the Box Office Once Again

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Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park has climbed its way to the top of the box office for the fourth time since its 1993 release. With movie theaters slowly opening back up again, movies like Jurassic Park and Jaws have been reintroduced to entice families to return for Father’s Day weekend. After all, moviegoing has been on hold for months, and many of us have gotten used to home viewing.

The past nine weekends have been dominated by Universal’s Trolls World Tour, except for last weekend, which saw The Invisible Man take first place. According to Deadline, Jurassic Park is now in the lead, grossing $517,000 at 230 sites, followed closely behind by Jaws at $516,000 at 187 locations. Of course, these numbers are nothing like they were pre-pandemic. Jurassic Park stayed at the number one slot for three weekends after opening, and its 2013 re-issue garnered $45.3 million, contributing to its overall domestic gross of $404.3 million.

This past weekend was a bit of a test-run for Cinemark as they gear toward a wider opening later in July. Surprisingly enough, the current driving force in the movie business is drive-in theaters. Movies like Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and E.T. perform so well at drive-ins because they evoke a sense of nostalgia that perfectly complements the viewing atmosphere. The next few weeks will reveal a lot about the future of the moviegoing experience, but until then, at least we have Jurassic Park.

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