There are still a few months remaining before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters worldwide but Universal Pictures has already started working on the next installment, currently dubbed Jurassic World 3.
Jurassic World (2015) made it clear that there is severe potential in the revamped franchise. The word on the street for the second installment is equally favorable. Hence, it is unsurprising that the studio is riding that wave of confidence into the future.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, Colin Trevorrow confirmed that he will be returning as a co-writer and executive producer for the project alongside the co-writing talent of Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising). He previously directed and co-wrote the first movie, and filled in as co-writer and executive producer for the second.
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” Trevorrow said. “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.”
Jurassic World 3 will also bring back Steven Spielberg as executive producer, as well as Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley in their roles as producers. There is no word on the plot but the third installment will pick up from where Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom leaves the audience this summer. That being said, Trevorrow has pointed out that this does not necessarily imply a cliffhanger ending for the second installment.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is all set to premiere on June 22, 2018. The recent trailer confirmed that it will feature a new hybrid dinosaur — a cross between the Indominus Rex and Velociraptor. Jurassic World 3, on the other hand, is currently slated to open in theaters in 2021.