Who’s ready for another trip to dino land?
It may have seemed like Universal Pictures was done with the Jurassic Park / Jurassic World franchise when Dominion was released in 2022 – however, another sequel has been announced.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Monday that “Jurassic World 4” is officially in development, with writer David Koepp on board to pen the script for Universal Pictures.
Koepp wrote the original 1993 Jurassic Park movie, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Although the sequel was only announced this week, it’s said that Jurassic World 4’s script is already ‘far enough along’ as well as being in a ‘well-liked shape’.
It’s also mentioned in The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive that the new Jurassic World sequel may even be in good enough shape to aim for a 2025 release.
This means that official casting announcements, news, production, and even possibly a trailer of some kind could all be potentially coming our way this year at some point.
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However, nobody is currently on board to direct the next instalment of the iconic Dino franchise at Universal Pictures, but there’s likely at least one in talks to helm the project.
Jurassic World’s Patrick Crowley will be returning to produce the next chapter of the Jurassic Park sequel saga – alongside Spielberg who will serve as executive producer via Amblin Entertainment.
Although the sequel may be nicknamed “Jurassic World 4” at the time of writing this article, THR report that this next movie is set to kick off a “new Jurassic era”.
This likely means that similar to its predecessors, this next sequel will launch a brand-new trilogy saga such as how Jurassic Park and Jurassic World were both 3-movie stories.
It’s also noted that a whole new storyline is being penned, which means that it won’t be a direct continuation of the Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard-led story.
So don’t bet on Pratt or Howard to be involved in the next iteration of the franchise, at least not in lead roles.
The same applies to the original cast of Jurassic Park, such as Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum – but they may all serve as supporting cameo-type roles one day down the line.
It’s also unclear if the word “World” will be used as the next trilogy’s title – The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit went as far as to somewhat jokingly suggest “Jurassic Space” – Jason Vorhees did it, so why shouldn’t a Raptor get the chance?
“Jurassic World 4” may possibly be aiming for a 2025 release date.