After a delayed release date was announced for Jurassic World: Dominion, it has been confirmed that filming has paused due to production staff testing positive for coronavirus.
Following yesterday’s news that Jurassic World: Dominion has been pushed back to a 2022 release date, it has now been announced that filming is pausing for two weeks after positive coronavirus tests on-set.
Universal shared an official statement with Empire:
Late last night, we were informed that the Jurassic World: Dominion production experienced a small amount of positive tests for COVID-19. Even though subsequent tests proved negative this morning, due to our rigid protocols and to ensure that the safety and well-being of our entire cast and crew is paramount at all times, those who initially tested positive are currently self-isolating, as are those who they have come into contact with. As a result filming has been temporarily paused and will resume in accordance with established safety guidelines.
Like the shifting schedule from Warner Bros., the delayed release date is likely to impact the LEGO release plan. Sets are surely in development to be released alongside the third Jurassic World (or sixth Jurassic Park) flick, which are now likely to be held back to coincide with the movie arriving in 2022. Will a new wave of sets be quickly designed in the meantime?
In the film, memorable new characters Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) will be joined by Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Harding (Laura Dern). It will mark the first time they have been reunited on screen since the original 1993 movie.