Jurassic World Dominion director Colin Trevorrow has revealed that the series almost had different titles before he settled on the final choices. Trevorrow returns to direct the third film in the trilogy after reanimating the franchise for the big screen in 2015’s Jurassic World. New release Jurassic World Dominion stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and DeWanda Wise, with Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum reprising their Jurassic Park roles.
Picking up over a decade since the last installment in the Jurassic Park trilogy released in theaters, Trevorrow’s Jurassic World series has taken the concept of a dinosaur theme park and expanded upon it in new ways. 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raised the stakes by letting dinosaurs loose in the human world, thus setting the stage for a third movie where prehistoric creatures truly roam the earth. Jurassic World Dominion explores these global ramifications and brings the franchise to a head. And ahead of the third installment’s release, the director has revealed how the films’ titles almost reflected their individual premises.
When speaking to Collider as part of an interview about Dominion, Trevorrow reveals that he had hoped to change the title of each Jurassic World movie, with the director originally considering far simpler names. Trevorrow envisioned them for one key reason, but as he explains, he is perfectly fine with the finished titles. Check out the director’s full response below.
“[Jurassic World Dominion] was the first one that kind of stuck. When I first came in, I wanted to change the title each time, which in retrospect was probably crazy because we live in a society. But I wanted to say it was like ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Jurassic Earth’, ‘Jurassic Kingdom’. I just kept changing it. And I think part of it’s because I want to make original movies. I wanted to feel like they’re each their standalone event. And perfectly happy with the way it turned out. And I know that I already changed the name of this franchise once. So I probably got to chill on that.”