After watching the trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, you might be thinking Universal doesn’t know where they’re going with this. We now know the studio DOES have a plan in place and an arc in mind, because a third movie is already greenlit and they swear it will be the last one. Jurassic World will be a trilogy.
Steven Spielberg, the man responsible for bringing Michael Crichton’s cautionary cloning tale to the big screen in the first place, spoke with EW.com ‘Berg famously directed the 1993 original, but he’s stepped back into an executive producer position for the trilogy. Colin Trevorrow stepped in his big shoes to co-write and direct Jurassic World, which paid off at the box office.
The upcoming Fallen Kingdom is also co-written by Trevorrow, but directed by J.A. Bayona. But today EW found out through Spielberg that Trevorrow will return to the director’s chair for the third movie. He’ll be the guiding force behind all three films, with a co-writing credit on #3’s script (the other person currently writing that script is Pacific Rim: Uprising’s Emily Carmichael
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” says Trevorrow. “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.”
You already know Fallen Kingdom is coming out June 22 (the promos are hard to avoid), but the third and final Jurassic World movie is slated for June 11, 2021.