We're gearing up towards the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in June. However, the dinosaur franchise waits for no man, and it's been confirmed that Jurassic World 3 will be arriving in 2021.
Little wonder that distributor Universal are getting all their ducks (or dinosaurs) in a row. 2015's Jurassic World, the first Jurassic Park movie in 14 years, ate the box office alive with $1.6 billion in the bank. Buoyed by its prehistoric spectacle and good-looking stars in the form of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, it demonstrated there was more than enough life left in the franchise.
Director Colin Trevorrow vacates this year's sequel Fallen Kingdom, paving the way for The Orphanage's J.A. Bayona to take over. Pratt and Howard both return as Owen and Claire as they look to save Isla Nublar's dinos from an extinction-level event. However, a dangerous corporate conspiracy involving another mutated beast threatens the whole of humankind.
Deadline reports that Jurassic World 3 will arrive on 21st June 2021. It will be co-written by Trevorrow and Pacific Rim Uprising scribe Emily Carmichael, with Steven Spielberg overseeing in an executive producer capacity.
In a statement, Trevorrow revealed the following: "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. [Bayona] has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy."
Neither Pratt nor Howard's involvement has been confirmed, nor is there news of a director. Stay tuned to the blog for more news as it comes in. In the meantime, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars into life on 8th June.