Jurassic World: Dominion’ Halts Production After Positive Coronavirus Tests.
“Jurassic World: Dominion” had to temporarily suspend filming after people on set tested positive for coronavirus, director Colin Trevorrow announced.
“Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on ‘Jurassic World: Dominion.’ All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon,” Trevorrow said.
“Late last night, we were informed that the ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ production experienced a small amount of positive tests for COVID-19,” a spokesperson for Universal said in a statement. “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.”
The news comes a day after Universal, the studio behind the blockbuster franchise, reported that “Jurassic World: Dominion” has pushed back its release date. The upcoming installment will now debut on June 10, 2022 — a year later than planned. The movie was initially slated for summer 2021.