Updated: Jun 27, 2020
The cloak-and-dagger character will play a major part in the franchise's latest installment.
"Dodgson! We've got Dogson here," Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) exclaimed sarcastically in 1993's Jurassic Park. "See, nobody cares."
Actually, Dennis, we do care.
Fans will be stoked to find out that cloak-and-dagger character Lewis Dodgson is returning for a more featured appearance in the forthcoming Jurassic World: Dominion, as first reported by Collider. Actor Campbell Scott (House of Cards) has been cast for the role. Cameron Thor played Dogson in the original Jurassic Park, but, as many know, was convicted of some heinous crimes back in 2016.t, It will be exciting to see how Scott will reinvent the character in this upcoming installment.
The original scene with dialogue between Dodgson and Nedry can be streamed below.
In the franchise's first film, Dogdson makes a brief but significant appearance when he hands over the infamous Barbasol shaving cream can to a corrupt Dennis Nedry (side note - one of the greatest product placements in a film ever?). The plan was for Dennis to smuggle dinosaur embryos out of Jurassic Park in the cool insulated can to see for an enormous profit. We didn't know much about Dogson in the first flick, but apparently he's a much bigger player than we were originally led to believe.
In the new Dominion, Dogdson is now head of Biosyn Genetics, a rival of Ingen - the company who took us all on this wild adventure thanks to their irresponsibility and greed.
In addition to Dogdson, many more beloved characters from the original film will be returning, including Sam Neil as Alan Grant, Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler, B.D. Wong as Henry Wu, and, of course - Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcom. Sam Neil starred in Jurassic Park III in 2001, and B.D. Wong made his second franchise appearance in Jurassic World (2015). Goldblum returned in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will team up once again in Dominion, after starring in the franchise's last two installments.
Director Colin Trevorrow returns to helm Dominion after directing Jurassic World and co-writing Fallen Kingdom. Emily Carmichael co-wrote the screenplay for Dominion with Trevorrow. In a 2018 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Trevorrow said that "Jurassic World 3 [Dominion] will be a science fiction thriller, the same way Jurassic Park was."
Despite production being halted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dominion is still slated for a July 2021 release.
- Matt Bishop