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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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‘Avatar 2’ Has Officially Resumed Production In New Set Photo

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Director James Cameron, producer Jon Landau, and the rest of the Avatar team have officially gone back to work on Avatar 2. Over the past two weeks, the crew completed a government-mandated quarantine period upon arriving to New Zealand. Now that they're in the clear, production can start back up again. Landau shared a new set photo to his Instagram to commemorate the film being back in action. Check it out:

As you can see in the candid iPhone photo, the crew members are generously spaced out on set. A few (but not all) are wearing face masks. As the first Hollywood blockbuster to resume production after coronavirus, the Avatar sequels are somewhat of a litmus test for how other movies will move toward completion. Earlier this week, Universal announced that Jurassic World: Dominion is set to continue filming by mid-July, with $5 million worth of safety initiatives in place.

All of the motion capture footage for Avatar 2 and 3 has already been completed. The planned spring shoot in New Zealand was to get the live-action pickups needed to complete Avatar 2, which is still supposed to be released next year. Cameron and his team received special permission from the New Zealand government to start shooting again. The decision has ruffled the feathers of quite a few New Zealand citizens, who criticized their government for allowing Avatar 2 to resume while homegrown industries stay shuttered. However, the government stated that the blockbuster does provide jobs for over 600 New Zealanders.

While everything is up in the air, Disney is still aiming for a December 17, 2021 release date for Avatar 2. The following sequels are slated for 2023 and 2025, respectively.

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‘Jurassic World’ Filming Will Resume With $5 Million Safety Plan

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Jurassic World: Dominion is set to resume filming at Pinewood Studios in London on July 6th. Deadline reported that Universal’s decision comes with a hefty price tag of $5 million in safety protocols. The Colin Trevorrow-directed picture is the first major Hollywood production to restart filming in the U.K. after the coronavirus forced many productions to stop altogether.

The new safety restrictions include: “Covid training for all cast and crew, on-site doctors, nurses, and isolation booths, 150 hand sanitizer stations, nightly anti-viral ‘fogs,’ more than 1,800 safety signs put up around Pinewood, and ‘Green Zones’ for shooting cast and crew.” Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will need to undergo a two-week quarantine period upon arriving in the U.K., per government regulations. That sounds like an exhausting way to make a movie, but Universal production executives feel confident that production can move forward with “limited delay.”

The third installment of the Jurassic World franchise is jumpstarting filming ahead of other U.K.-based Hollywood productions like Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Warner Bros.’ The Batman. It’s only a matter of time before the other studios follow suit, but it may prove to be challenging for some — such strict rules aren't easy or cheap to implement. “Anyone with symptoms will be isolated immediately before being sent home,” a Universal production executive told Deadline. “We want to make sure that we are going above and beyond the national protocols to create a safe environment. Cost isn’t our main concern now: it’s safety."

Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled to be released June 11, 2021.

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