Jake Johnson and director Colin Trevorrow are “trying to figure out” how his character Lowery Cruthers can return in Jurassic World: Dominion.
The New Girl star’s turn as park employee Lowery was the funniest part of the original Jurassic World. So much so that, when it was time to make a sequel to the smash-hit blockbuster, Tom Cruise had already signed up Johnson to be the comedic relief in The Mummy.
Johnson didn’t have the same scheduling conflict this time around, though, and he recently told Collider that he was planning to fly out to London to shoot Jurassic World: Dominion when the global pandemic hit.
But while filming has now started again on Dominion, Johnson says that, because of other commitments, he isn’t sure if he’ll now be able to join them.
“I was getting ready to go out and then this pandemic hit and so everything got pushed and the schedule got rearranged, and now we’re trying to figure it out because obviously I’m in Stumptown and we’re going into Season 2 of that.”
“So we’re figuring out the scheduling and how and if we can make it work. But Colin Trevorrow, the director, is a good friend, we’re old friends and we’ve been talking a lot and we’re trying to figure out how to do it.”
Johnson and Trevorrow have clearly already discussed what Lowery would be up to after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which saw various dinosaurs released onto Earth.
“At one point I pitched that he has like a huge pony tail now and he’s got like an army jacket and he’s kind of going through some PTSD of what he lived through. I wanted the 70s glasses and he’s always smoking a cigarette, but luckily Colin said no so we’ll see what happens (laughs). I was like, ‘Man I think he should be tatted up from the ankles to the ears, he saw a dinosaur attack!’”
Whatever happens, Jurassic World: Dominion looks likely to be released on 11 June, 2021.