COVID Hits Jurassic World
The coronavirus pandemic has already devastated this year’s crop of big-budget movies and that hasn’t been enough for it. It has been announced that the new film in the ‘Jurassic World‘ franchise, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion‘ that was due to hit screens across the world in June of 2021 has been delayed by a year and will now open on June 10th, 2022 instead. The production had already been delayed due to the pandemic as movie and TV show production was forced to shut down back in March of this year and now it has taken its toll on next summer’s releases. The filmmakers decided to implement safety measures on the set costing up to $5million in an attempt to complete filming as soon as they could to get the film back on track. Sadly, with a little over three weeks of filming left on the project, Universal has hit the pause button and pushed the film back.
With the film now moving to 2022, it joins other movies that were penciled in for release during 2021 in being delayed. The Warner Bros. comic book film ‘The Batman‘ recently moved from October 2021 to March 2022 alongside ‘The Flash‘ movie that has now moved to 2022 as well. The delay in the sixth film in the ‘Jurassic‘ saga is a big blow to Universal. They do have the likes of ‘No Time To Die‘, ‘Fast & Furious 9‘, and ‘Halloween Kills‘ to fall back on but the ‘Jurassic World‘ movie is an almost certainly guaranteed $1billion entity which Universal can no longer count on.
The good news though is that a brand new poster for the film, now baring the 2022 release date has dropped online to go with the delay announcement. Check it out below:
The Dino’s will take over the planet on June 10th, 2022.
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