Jurassic World Dominionthe latest installment of the long-running franchise, will be hitting theaters on June 10, 2022. It picks up after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which see the remaining dinosaurs released into the world to live among humans.
Dominion is the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy, and it’s rumored to be the last of the franchise as a whole. It brings back Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant from the original. Jurassic Park to fight alongside Owen and Claire. While this could be the last hurrah for the iconic characters, the actors continue to take on new projects.
Puddysticks – Mamoudou Athie
Release Date Unknown
Mamoudou Athie, known for Black Box and Archive 81plays Ramsey Cole in Jurassic World Dominion. Cole is the head of communications at BioSyn, a company that specializes in genetics.
Athie is set to play Peter in the upcoming comedy, Puddysticks. Puddysticks tells the story of a young woman as she joins a secret support group that uses childlike play as a means of therapy. Further details of the film and Athie’s role have been kept under wraps. His recent work dives into the drama and thriller genres and his performances are great, but it will be fun to see him revisit comedy.
The Plane – Daniella Pineda
Release Date Unknown
Daniella Pineda plays Dr. Zia Rodriguez in the Jurassic World franchise. Introduced in Fallen Kingdom, Rodriguez is a paleo-veterinarian and part of Claire Dearing’s Dinosaur Protection Group. For a supporting character, she has a lot of main character energy.
Pineda will play Bonnie in The Plane, an upcoming Lionsgate film. The movie will follow Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler), a pilot who heroically lands his plane during a storm. Unfortunately, he finds himself and his passengers in unknown territory overrun by pirates. Bonnie is the flight attendant on the plane, but not much is known of her purpose in the film. Pineda has experience with action-adventure thrillers, so there is no doubt she will thrive in this role.
The Liar – Jeff Goldblum
Release Date Unknown
Jeff Goldblum plays the iconic Ian Malcolm in the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies. Malcolm is a mathematician who specializes in Chaos Theory. He was always skeptical of the idea of genetically-produced dinosaurs. His return in Dominion is sure to be interesting, now that dinosaurs are living in close quarters with humans.
Goldblum will star as Donald Trefusis in the upcoming comedy, The Liar, based on a novel written by Stephen Fry. The film is about Adrian Healey (Asa Butterfield), a young compulsive liar whose escapades lead him into a world of conspiracy. Trefusis is an English professor at Healey’s school who appears to have mysterious secrets. Stephen Fry was elated about Goldblum’s casting, believing him to be great for the role.
The Portable Door – Sam Neill
Sam Neill plays Alan Grant in the dinosaur franchise, the first main protagonist of the series. He is a paleontologist who was invited to the institution in Jurassic Park, still one of Steven Spielberg’s best movies. Alan is outwardly against the genetic modification of these creatures. He returns in Dominionwhich will likely conclude his story.
Neill is set to play Dennis Tanner in The Portable Door, a film based on a Tom Holt book series about a magical London firm with dark secrets. Tanner is a goblin in charge of the Minerals Division at the company. He works with his mother who often gets on his nerves. Neill is an expert at comedy. It will be fascinating to see him portray such a fantastical creature in The Portable Door and see what comedic elements he can bring to his character.
The Son – Laura Dern
Laura Dern plays Ellie Sattler, one of the main characters of the first movie. Ellie is a paleobotanist who had quite a terrifying experience in the park when she and Alan were invited to check it out. She will also return in Dominion.
Laura Dern plays Kate in The Son, a film based on a play by Florian Zellers. The movie follows Peter (Hugh Jackman), as he is starting to get his new life together with his partner and their baby. Things take a turn, however, when his ex-wife (Dern) shows up with their teenage son. Laura Dern is known for her fantastic acting ability in dramatic films and shows. She’s great in the Jurassic Park franchise, and she’ll most likely kill it in The Son as well.
Argylle – Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard brings Claire Dearing, the former park operations manager, to life in Jurassic World Dominion. When the island of dinosaurs is threatened by a volcanic eruption, Claire risks her life to save them. Coming into this next movie, Claire (and the human race) must deal with the consequences of allowing the dinosaurs to roam free.
Bryce Dallas Howard is playing an unknown role in Argylle, a film directed by Mathew Vaughn and based on a book by Ellie Conway that hasn’t been released yet. Despite this, the film is expected to be released later this year. Argylle will follow one of the world’s greatest spies on his adventures. Howard has proven herself in the action genre with her parts in the Jurassic World franchise, Terminator Salvation, and more. Her experience makes her a great addition to the Argylle cast.
Three Women – DeWanda Wise
Coming Fall 2022
Jurassic World Dominion introduces fans to Kayla Watts, a pilot who often works for the genetics company, BioSyn. Kayla’s Watts is portrayed by DeWanda Wise, who is possibly most known for starring in She’s Gotta Have It and Someone Great.
Wise will take another leading role in Three Women when it releases this Fall. This Showtime series is based on a non-fiction book written by Lisa Tadden. Wise plays Sloane, a restaurant owner who is married to a man with intense sexual desires. Wise has portrayed characters in the past that confront sex and sexuality. She has also proven her brilliant range as an actress, working in several different genres and excelling at every performance. With the massive talent on board, Three Women could become one of the best Dramas on Showtime.
Thor: Love & Thunder – Chris Pratt And Sam Neill
Coming July 8, 2022
Chris Pratt and Sam Neill are working together in Jurassic World Dominionreprising their roles as Owen Grady and Alan Grant, two of the bravest characters in the Jurassic Park franchise. Contrary to what fans already know, Chris Pratt is not the only actor in Dominion who will be gracing screens again this year for Thor: Love & Thunder.
The fourth Thor film picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame when Thor joins the Guardians of the Galaxy on their ship. Chris Pratt will be reprising his role in the MCU as Peter Quill. Sam Neill will also be reprising his Thor: Ragnarok role as the Asgardian actor who plays Odin. Both Pratt and Neill appear to be having fun with their Marvel appearances. Their parts in Thor: Love & Thunder are expected to be as great as ever. Pratt’s chemistry with Chris Hemsworth in particular, is something fans are looking forward to.
The Terminal List – Chris Pratt
Coming July 1, 2022
Owen Grady, played by Chris Pratt, is one of the main protagonists in the Jurassic World franchise. He researched dinosaur behavior and trained several velociraptors in his time at the park. Throughout the first and second movies, Owen is shown to have an immense amount of bravery and perseverance.
Before the theatrical release of Thor: Love & Thunder, the first episode of Chris Pratt’s new show will premiere. He plays James Reece in The Terminal List, a series based on Jack Carr’s books. The books follow a Navy SEAL officer trying to sort pieces of himself back together after a raid that left him the sole survivor of his platoon. Pratt plays this type of role well. Many of his characters in the past decade have been courageous, complex, and relentless. He will no doubt be able to pull off James Reece, but what will he add to the character to help him stand out from his other hero types?
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