Jurassic World 3 is one of many films that’s been put on hold in the wake of the global health crisis. While there’s been plenty of uncertainty as to when production can resume, it sounds like one of the franchise’s OG stars, Sam Neill, now has at least some idea of when he’s going back to work — and he’s more than ready to get back to it.
Filming for Jurassic World: Dominion began in February 2020, scant weeks before Universal Pictures made the decision to ramp down production for all its films. Though the crew was filming in British Columbia at the time, the whole production was set to move to England’s Pinewood Studios in March for several weeks of shooting. Well, we all know how that turned out.
While Colin Trevorrow has been WFH with the footage they’ve already shot, the film’s cast has been sheltering at home and waiting for the green light to return to set. It kind of sounds like that’s going to be coming soon — at least according to Sam Neill. He just revealed to The Guardian that there’s hope that production could resume as early as July and that, when the call comes, he’ll be there:
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of film crews going back to work, but it is the first news we’ve heard about Jurassic World: Dominion getting back up and running. It’s especially cool to be hearing it from Sam Neill, since his long-awaited return to the franchise (along with his Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum) is one of the most exciting aspects of the movie.