With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set to hit theatres in just a couple of months, it should come as no surprise that Universal is already looking ahead to the inevitable sequel. Considering that the last movie made $1.6 billion worldwide, multiple follow-ups now seem obvious, but director Colin Trevorrow has previously stated that he had plans for a new trilogy from the very start. He was already on board to write the third movie (he co-wrote the first two movies with his writing partner Derek Connolly), but now it looks like he will return to direct part 3 as well. Hit the jump for more info.
According to EW, Steven Spielberg recently confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will write and direct the third Jurassic World movie. Spielberg will also return as an executive producer on the film, along with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising) will co-write the screenplay with Trevorrow based on a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. The movie is scheduled to hit theatres on June 22nd, 2018.
J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, A Monster Calls) took the reins on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, mainly because Trevorrow was busy with Star Wars: Episode IX. Last year, however, Trevorrow was fired from that project due to creative differences. This will be Trevorrow’s first project behind the camera since his 2017 film The Book of Henry, which was critically panned. Are you happy to see Colin Trevorrow back in the director’s chair for the third Jurassic World movie?