PICTURED: Chris Pratt cuddles Bryce Dallas Howard on Jurassic World: Dominion set while Laura Dern shares a kiss with Sam Neill… before production is HALTED following positive COVID-19 tests
Jurassic World: Dominion has been forced to halt filming for two weeks after ‘a few’ members of the crew tested positive for COVID-19.
Yet before production on the movie came to a standstill, the cast were pictured filming scenes, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard cuddled up as the cameras rolled, on Saturday.
Sam Neill and Laura Dern were seen putting on an even cosier display as they locked lips while standing behind one of the movie’s iconic trucks.
The stars: The cast of Jurassic World: Dominion were pictured filming scenes, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard cuddled up as the cameras rolled, on Saturday
Jeff Goldblum appeared to be focused as he chatted to his fellow castmates on set, including newcomer Mamoudou Athie.
On Wednesday, the film’s director Colin Trevorrow confirmed production had been paused after ‘a few’ positive tests, but added that the delay was simply a precaution as those who were infected tested negative ‘shortly after.’
The delay comes just days after it was revealed the much-anticipated sequel had been pushed back by a whole year to June 10, 2022, as film releases continue to be delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Staying hydrated: Chris used a silver flask to keep his drink warm
Cuddled up: While smiling, Bryce lent her head on Chris’ shoulder
Fun times: Sam Neill flashed a smile as he walked along with someone else on the production
What a cast! New stars of the silver screen joined some of Jurassic Park’s veteran castmates
Colin tweeted: ‘Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on Jurassic World: Dominion.
‘All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon.’
However Colin seemed to find the humorous side in the delay, as he shared a snap of a dinosaur wearing a face mask.
Group chat: Jeff Goldblum appeared to be focused as he chatted to his fellow castmates on set, including newcomer Mamoudou Athie
Filming with safety: During filming the stars cosied up, but while the cameras weren’t rolling, they donned facemasks
Protective gear: The crew wore face masks and had extra protective gear
So much going on! The stars of the movie were filmed in different locations
Keeping warm: Chris slipped on a padded coat to keep warm between takes
A Universal Pictures spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Late last night, we were informed that the Jurassic World: Dominion production experienced a small amount of positive tests for COVID-19.
‘Even though subsequent tests proved negative this morning, due to our rigid protocols and to ensure that the safety and well-being of our entire cast and 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 and will resume in accordance with established safety guidelines.’
Cosy: Bryne opted for a grey throw, which she wrapped around herself
Tucking along: The film’s jeep was loaded up for filming
Unimpressed: Chris scrunched his face up as he strolled along with his co-stars
Major! An enormous plane was also parked up in the middle of the fields
Legend! Jeff strolled along in an all-black get-up
According to Variety, the film was just three weeks away from completion when production was halted, despite numerous strict measures to keep the cast and crew COVID-safe.
Jurassic Park: Dominion is not the first blockbuster forced to halt filming, as last month filming for The Batman was suspended after Robert Pattinson tested positive for coronavirus.
It comes after the film’s release was pushed back a full year from summer 2021 to June 2022, according to Variety.
When it rains, it pours: Those on site kept dry beneath umbrellas
Socially distanced: Whenever possible, the actors kept at a distance from each other
Chatty man: Jeff dominated the conversation with his natural charisma
Windswept: Laura stepped out of a van with a smile on her face
Colin also confirmed news of the delay, while sharing the first teaser poster for the film on Twitter.
‘For the past three months, I’ve worked with an extraordinary cast and crew on a film we can’t wait to share with the world,’ the director began.
‘Even though we’ll have to wait a bit longer, it will all be worth it. Let’s stay healthy and take care of each other until then,’ he concluded.
Tow by two: The cast walked along two by two, keeping a distance between pairs
Safety first: First responders also kept apart whenever possible
Iconic: The Jurassic Park film’s iconic jeeps were seen on set
Standby! A helicopter was on the huge set of the movie
His tweet included the first teaser poster, which featured the iconic Jurassic Park logo in amber, along with the full cast list.
Filming started in February in Vancouver before moving to the U.K. in March, though production quickly shut down in mid-March, when COVID-19 started to spread.
The sequel was one of the first major motion pictures to re-start production with new COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
On hold: Jurassic World: Dominion has been forced to halt filming for two weeks after ‘a few’ positive COVID-19 tests, director Colin Trevorrow confirmed on Wednesday
Pushed: It comes after Jurassic World: Dominion’s release was pushed back a full year from summer 2021 to June 2022 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Poster: Colin also confirmed news of the delay, while sharing the first teaser poster for the film on Twitter
Insiders claim these safety precautions have added roughly $5 million to the production budget, with sources claiming they are three weeks from wrapping.
Among these safety protocols are frequent COVID-19 testing, along with temperature checks while the whole cast and crew is isolated at the same resort.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return as Owen and Claire from Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Dominion, with several new and familiar faces.
Original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill and Laura Dern will return alongside Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm.
Production: Insiders claim these safety precautions have added roughly $5 million to the production budget, with sources claiming they are three weeks from wrapping
Return: Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return as Owen and Claire from Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Dominion, with several new and familiar faces
Jurassic World: Dominion is just the latest in a slew of major Hollywood releases that have been pushed into 2021 and 2022 in the last few months.
MGM has pushed the highly-anticipated James Bond movie No Time To Die, along with Warner Bros. pushing three of its biggest movies as well.
The Batman was pushed to March 4th 2022, with Dune also delayed to October 1st 2021, although The Matrix 4 has been brought forward to December 22nd, 2021.
Delay: Jurassic World: Dominion is just the latest in a slew of major Hollywood releases that have been pushed into 2021 and 2022 in the last few months