Jurassic World was extremely subpar, so there's not a chance in nonexistent hell that I'm anywhere near excited about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Still, the first World had a near-handful of moments that
could should have been elaborated on to greatly improve the movie, so Friday's word that director Colin Trevorrow would be returning to helm the next entry could mean better attempts at dinosaur classics are ahead.
Original Jurassic Park adapter Steven Spielberg let the velociraptor out of the bag in a statement to Entertainment Weekly Friday, confirming simply that Trevorrow will both write and direct the untitled third Jurassic World story. The film is due for release in June 2021.
Trevorrow, who co-penned the Fallen Kingdom script with Derek Connolly, is writing World 3 with Emily Carmichael from a story he developed with Connolly. Previously, Carmichael wrote Pacific Rim: Uprising and directed the 2015 short Stryka.
Trevorrow, speaking on collaborating with Carmichael, said that the future of the franchise is contingent on continuing to welcome "new creative voices" to liven up the stories.
Giving fans a full new trilogy was always the plan, as Trevorrow explained back in December. While making the initial World, Trevorrow let Spielberg in on where he wanted to take the franchise. "I feel like that kind of design is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested," he told Sebas Tabany. "It needs to be thought through on that level."
Friday's news is also notable for the fact Trevorrow exited the Star Wars universe just last year.