Filming on the set for the new Jurassic World: Dominion movie has been temporarily suspended for two weeks following positive COVID-19 tests from several crew members.
Director Colin Trevorrow took to Twitter to announce the news, adding that the staff subsequently tested negative shortly after but production for the film will still be on pause for two weeks due to safety protocols. He even added an adorable photo of a baby dinosaur in a mask.
Not long after, a statement was released by the official Jurassic World Twitter.
‘Late last night, we were informed that the Jurassic World: Dominion production experienced a small amount of positive tests for COVID-19,’ it read.
‘Even though subsequent tests proved negative this morning, due to our rigid protocols and to ensure that the safety & well-being of our entire cast & 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 & will resume in accordance with established safety guidelines.’
This news comes not long after it was announced that the movie’s release date will be pushed beyond its original summer 2021 release to 10 June 2022.
Apart from Jurassic World: Dominion, Matt Reeves’ The Batman recently had to halt productions as well due to the lead actor himself testing positive for COVID-19.