Bryce Dallas Howard and DeWanda Wise Discuss New Scenes and a Malta Action Sequence in Jurassic World: Dominion Extended Edition

Bryce Dallas Howard and DeWanda Wise Discuss New Scenes and a Malta Action Sequence in Jurassic Worl ...

Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World: Dominion Extended Edition is now available on Blu-ray, and I recently got to meet with two of the film's stars, Bryce Dallas Howard and DeWanda Wise, in the beautiful country of Malta. This is where Universal held the home video junket, which makes sense if you haven't seen the film, as it is also where they shot a massive action sequence.

Howard and Wise talked about what they're most excited for viewers to see in the extended edition, how after seeing the narrow streets of Malta, the major action set piece in the city is even more impressive, and what they think Universal should do with future Jurassic World films.

Emily Carmichael and Trevorrow's story is based on a book by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow. Dominion stars Chris Pratt, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Mamoudou Athie, BD Wong, Isabella Sermon, Campbell Scott, Justice Smith, Scott Haze, Dichen Lachman, and Daniella Pineda.

The extended version of Jurassic World: Dominion is superior to the original. It includes an all-new beginning, key character moments throughout the film, and even more action. Trust me, this is a must-see film.

Bryce Dallas Howard and DeWanda Wise had an interview above, or you can watch the whole thing in the video below.

COLLIDER: I want to begin by commending Universal for the incredible matte painting behind you.

DEWANDA WISE: Thank you. This green screen. I mean, you just--

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD: It's as if you're in Malta, right?

It's almost as if, and what most people don't realize is you created this film in the heart of COVID. So this is your first time in Malta, even if you were in a sequence that took place in Malta.

HOWARD: Yes. Yes. Both of us have some of our finest action in Malta, yet we have yet to get to it.

WISE: Is this Kayla's world, and it's my first visit here.

HOWARD: For the first time here.

WISE: But it's also, as I've been saying, a testament to Kevin and our incredible crew for remaking that sound stage. Because just being here, I'm like, "Didn't he?"

HOWARD: Yes. It's very familiar.

WISE: It's a familiar experience.

If you saw the extended version of the film, you would never know what you were doing. I think the extended cut is, how can I say this? It's the superior version of the film. It adds so much to it.

HOWARD: This is our original film.

WISE: It's the movie. Yes.

HOWARD: It's the original film cut.

So what are you most excited for audiences to see in the extended segment?

HOWARD: I mean there's a lot of connective tissue that is critical to the narrative that you see in the extended cut. I mean beginning with a new opening and that new opening is absolutely critical to pay off the third act. Then at the end of the film, everything adds up in a way that is extremely satisfying. The locust. You're like, "Yes, I get it. I fully, fully, fully understand it." This is a cinema history moment in that the cast of Jurassi

Do you want to add anything?

Bryce is perfect in every sense, WISE: No.

I can see it's a very tough day to do interviews.

HOWARD: Yes. It's a rough out here. Yeah.

The beauty of the extended cut is that, not only, as you mentioned, there are a lot of little scenes, but even the one at the beginning where Chris is, and I forget the name of the dinosaur where he is roping, I forget. Do you know the name of the dinosaur?

HOWARD: Oh yes. I don't know that one at the beginning.

Right. I don't understand how you feel about Chris roping that dinosaur. In the theatrical cut, I'm like, "Oh wait a minute. This has a huge payoff." It introduces a character that's critical to the...

WISE: I think so.

HOWARD: Very good. Yes.


Now that I've been to Malta and seen the roads that are this thin, I'm more impressed with the Malta action set piece.


And I'm like, "How exactly did the second unit film this?"

WISE: Naomi Schiff, I try to give her props every single time I sit down with anyone. I'm so obnoxious about it. But she's a Formula 1 driver. Her name is Naomi Schiff. Every time I watch that sequence, to know that she did it.

HOWARD: I mean drove through there. There's that one moment when she went through scaffolding.

WISE: Yeah. The scaffolding is tilting.

HOWARD: There was nothing on any side.

WISE: Yes.

HOWARD: No one has room on either side.

WISE: There is no room.

HOWARD: Because she's so precise.

WISE: Yes. Right now, our drivers are experts, and they still had to be like, "Oh, let me back up off this corner a little bit." And that truck, not for nothing, I tried to learn how to drive it. Not an easy truck to drive, not an easy, old rickety early 1980s. It was fun to pretend. It was fun to pretend and make some faces.

Yes. We're talking inches on each side.

WISE: Inches.

HOWARD: Truly, truly. You can't do it unless you are a Formula 1 driver. She was three when she decided she wanted to be a Formula 1 driver. Right?

WISE: She's been doing it for a very long time.

HOWARD: I believe she was 26 when we were shooting?

WISE: A True Phanomen.

HOWARD: It's unreal.

Yes. I will never have that expertise.

HOWARD: I mean, the stunt doubles are superhuman. Sarah Locklin, who's my double who did that amazing jump here in Malta again and again. Because that's the thing, it's done a million times.

WISE: You're doing it all day.

Wait, you're saying you didn't jump out of the roof? You-

HOWARD: No. A professional did that.

WISE: A professional.

HOWARD: A professional did that. I was able to find a comfortable spot from about this high to there. Yeah.

They requested us to recreate [it] for this trip.

HOWARD: I heard it.

I'm going to say that I've a lot more respect for actors [doing this].

WISE: And what about stunt performers?

After doing this, I had to do three moves and then do stuff for the camera at the same time.

WISE: Yes. How?

"How do you go about doing this?"

WISE: Yes. It's a lot more difficult and then you're like, "Oh, and then this emotional beat happens here." Oh, forget about it. I was like, "Can I get another take? Can I do that again?"

HOWARD: Chris is fantastic at this stuff. He's just a regular guy, he's very fluent in film. He understands the lenses and what they do, and how to interact with them as a performer.

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HOWARD: Yes. There are so many moments of him when you see him, there's a sequence in Malta where he front rolls down something, and then he gets up for a second, and then he takes off, and you see the perfect.

WISE: Yes. You know the beat. Yeah. Yes.

HOWARD: He's a gentleman.

You and the Jurassic World franchise's last chapter are here. What do you guys think Universal may want to do in the future?

HOWARD: I mean, there is a character that everyone loved. She happened to play her. We all want to know who she is, where she came from, and what she's going to do.

WISE: Tell us everything. All things Kayla Watts. Tell us, tell us, tell us.

HOWARD: I mean, as a fan, that's what I'm really craving honestly. I want to meet you.Yes. I want to meet you.

WISE: I'm here. Universal is aware of my phone number.

HOWARD: They do. They do.

WISE: It's quite cool.

Because of a billion-dollar corporation, I'm quite curious about what's going to happen. It's not going to be gone forever. It's a question of what do they do next?


WISE: I agree.

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