Back in November of closing 12 months, Universal confirmed off 5 mins of Jurassic World Dominion pictures that they dubbed “The Prologue,” which was once in the beginning hooked up to F9 handiest in IMAX theaters. A primary for the franchise, the pictures introduced us again 65 million years in the past into the Cretaceous length, appearing us the arena because it gave the impression when dinosaurs dominated the planet.
Jurassic World Dominion‘s prologue then jumped ahead 65 million years, showing the franchise’s iconic T-rex attacking a drive-in theater. The concept was once to put across that dinosaurs as soon as dominated the planet and now they’re ruling it yet again, the 5-minute prologue serving as an epic creation to the movie that was once set to after all unharness dinosaur mayhem at the mainland.
Of path, the film didn’t moderately finally end up turning in on that premise, and that complete 5-minute prologue wasn’t in truth even integrated within the movie itself. So what came about there?
Universal had in truth famous closing November that “The Prologue” is “not featured in the film itself,” however why would Universal and director Colin Trevorrow spend such a lot cash on what necessarily ended up turning into bonus content material for a long run bodily media liberate? And why was once the drive-in series closely featured in next advertising as neatly?
As it seems, “The Prologue” very a lot was once in the beginning intended to be within the film.
Trevorrow explains to The Wrap this week, “[The Prologue was] maybe too Malick-ian for a big summer movie. It was the beginning of the movie, it’s the first five minutes of the film and something I’m very proud of. In our negotiations for how long this movie could be, and it’s still a pretty long movie, we realized that it was going to have to go.”
He continues, “Universal supported my request to just give it to everyone for free and let people watch this prologue as a way to bring them into the world that we were creating. Hopefully, and I could almost say assuredly, someday you will be able to see it again.”
At 2 hours, 26 mins, Jurassic World Dominion is certainly the longest movie within the Jurassic franchise up to now, and it sort of feels Universal wasn’t inquisitive about bloating the runtime to any extent further. And thus, the epic 5-minute prologue was once in the end got rid of from the movie fully, as a substitute starting with a re-introduction to Owen and Claire after the occasions of Fallen Kingdom.
Trevorrow does tease a possible “Director’s Cut” of Jurassic World Dominion that can have the prologue pictures integrated, noting within the chat with The Wrap, “we’ll see how things go.”
You can watch the whole prologue for Jurassic World Dominion under.