Director Colin Trevorrow returns to close out the Jurassic World Trilogy, with the third film set to arrive in 2021.
Jurassic World 3, the currently-untitled third film in the recently revived blockbuster Jurassic Park film franchise, will arrive in 2021, intended as the conclusion to a trilogy, preceded by 2015’s Jurassic World and 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, for a hopefully-stupendous swan song, depicting what happened after the previous film’s plot twist, in which its cloned dinosaurs were unleashed upon civilization, altering the existential balance of mankind (and the rest of the animal kingdom).
Seemingly mirroring Disney’s revived Star Wars Sequel Trilogy films, the Jurassic Sequel Trilogy will close things out with the director who helped foster the relaunch, Colin Trevorrow (who ended up the odd man out for the former’s closing film, The Rise of Skywalker, in lieu of J.J. Abrams). He will work off a script that he helped develop with Derek Connolly, co-written by Emily Carmichael.
The Jurassic World threequel will, poetically enough, be a franchise-encompassing reunion with current stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard set to be joined by returning Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, seemingly showcasing a climax to the cloned dinosaur cinematic mythology – at least until a studio suit gets the bright idea for another reboot.
Jurassic World 3 Cast
Mamoudou Athie has been cast for an unspecified lead role in Jurassic World 3, reports Deadline. Athie can be seen opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran on the Facebook Watch TV drama, Sorry for Your Loss, which is currently in its second season run. He’s been seen in films such as the Hugh Jackman-headlined Gary Hart biopic The Front Runner, Brie Larson-starring drama Unicorn Store and Emma Watson/Tom Hanks thriller The Circle, along with TV runs on TBS sitcom The Detour (which happens to feature Fallen Kingdom’s Daniella Pineda,) and Netflix drama The Get Down (which happens to feature Fallen Kingdom‘s Justice Smith).
Athie will be joined by returning Jurassic World characters Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). There’s no word yet if Fallen Kingdom characters such as Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda) and Franklin Webb (Justice Smith) will also make their returns.
Of course, we’ll get to see a long-awaited onscreen reunion of Jurassic Park Trilogy alumni in Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum).
Neill’s Grant was the main character of 1993’s original Jurassic Park and 2001’s Jurassic Park III, and Dern’s Sattler (the eventually estranged love interest of Grant,) was a main player in 1993’s original as well, and fielded a brief role in the 2001 threequel. Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm was the protagonist for 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park (the only sequel that original helmer Steven Spielberg directed,) and had a cameo in 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World 3 Release Date
Jurassic World 3 (title to be revealed) is set to arrive on June 11, 2021.
Jurassic World 3 Details
Filming on Jurassic World 3 is planned to commence in London, England’s Pinewood Studios in February, according to Forbes.
Colin Trevorrow returns to direct Jurassic World 3 after his long-procured spot as director of Star Wars: Episode IX (now known as Star Wars: The Return of Skywalker,) was unceremoniously yanked by Disney, who instead sought the return of The Force Awakens’s J.J. Abrams. He steps in after J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) occupied the director’s chair for 2018 middle act movie Fallen Kingdom. Trevorrow also co-wrote the threequel script.
Interestingly, Trevorrow has already managed to whet audience appetites for Jurassic World 3 by shooting in secret an official Jurassic Universe-set short film, titled “Battle at Big Rock,” which can be viewable online.
Emily Carmichael, a surging screenwriter, co-wrote the script for Jurassic World 3 (as well as short “Battle at Big Rock”), having worked on the screenplay for the 2018 kaiju-killing franchise sequel, Pacific Rim Uprising. Carmichael also rewrote the screenplay to the developing Disney sci-fi reboot film, The Black Hole, which will be directed by Joseph Kosinski of Oblivion and TRON: Legacy fame. As Trevorrow expressed in a 2018 statement on the acquisition of Carmichael:
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive. I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”
Trevorrow will also serve as an executive producer alongside Steven Spielberg, joined by producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.
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