Universal is protecting one of its biggest assets from the pandemic and moving Jurassic World: Dominion from June 11, 2021 to June 10, 2022.
I hear this has nothing to do with the production, which is about three weeks from wrapping in the U.K., and remained on course despite some positive COVID-19 tests from the crew.
Rather it’s just about safeguarding a big tentpole which has a number of lucrative ancillary attachments. Things need to go off for Dominion without a hitch. The IP stretches across the NBCUniversal portfolio in the conglom’s theme parks, TV/animation, consumer products, live events, and more. In addition retail partners and media placement needs to be locked. Unfortunately with all these release date changes occurring for tentpoles like No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984 and Minions: The Rise of Gru is some promotional partner materials and goods have already seeped out there all on account of anticipated release dates. For example, Wonder Woman 1984‘s Doritos campaign already ran in store’s this past summer for what was expected to be a summer release.