As the world continues to flood movie theaters in preparation for upcoming summer blockbusters, one film is almost sure to take over the box office this June. Jurassic World Dominion is the third film to come out of the modern era of the Jurassic Park franchise, and it will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in roles they originated back in 2015. As part of the lead-up to the film’s release, a still image from the movie has been released that shows Chris Pratt’s character of Owen Grady in a specific predicament he’s surely experienced before.
As reported by CBR.com, the image shows Chris Pratt riding a motorcycle as he seems to be trying to outrun a ferocious velociraptor. The velociraptor has been a staple of the franchise for decades, as one of the smartest and most dangerous dinosaurs to come back to life. The image in question was published in conjunction with Fandango‘s annual Summer Movie Guide, which includes images from soon-to-be-released movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Bob’s Burgers Movie, and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. As seen below, the Jurassic World Dominion image might remind viewers of a similar scene from Jurassic World where Owen Grady is riding his bike, but that time he was joined by several velociraptors on a recon mission instead of what appears to be Grady running for his life as he is chased by an old friend.
In Jurassic World, Grady has a special relationship with the velociraptors at the park, especially one named Blue. Over the course of the last few films, this relationship has changed and Grady is mostly not in control of the dinosaurs he used to train for a living. In the trailer for Jurassic World Dominion, it seems that the Chris Pratt character may not be favored by these dinosaurs anymore, and help is needed from some old favorites. As IMDB confirms, original Jurassic Park leads Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum are set to return to the franchise as they reprise their roles from the original trilogy. With old favorites meeting the new kids on the block, audiences are sure to witness action-packed scenes and more dino chases from director Colin Trevorrow.
When the original Jurassic Park debuted in 1993, director Steven Spielberg cemented his legacy of summer blockbusters that have taken audiences by storm. An instant classic for many reasons, the often-quoted film has grossed over $1 billion to date and paved the way for several sequels to join the franchise, originally based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard took on the franchise starting in 2015 with Jurassic World, then again in its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The newest film is set to be released on June 10th and will see dinosaurs living and hunting alongside humans on a global scale, as both species must determine who is the true apex predator on Earth. It will be very interesting to see how these two worlds combine.