Colin Trevorrow, who directed and co-wrote the 2015 blockbuster Jurassic World, will return to helm Jurassic World 3, targeted for release in 2021.
Executive producer Steven Spielberg, who launched the Universal Pictures franchise in 1990 with Jurassic Park, confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly. Trevorrow, who wrote the script for the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with Derek Connolly, will collaborate with Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising) on the script for its sequel.
Jurassic World was a massive success, earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Fallen Kingdom will see Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing return to the setting of the first film to save the dinosaurs. Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm, last seen in 1995's The Lost World: Jurassic Park, will also make an appearance. Jurassic World 3 is expected to arrive in theaters on June 11, 2021.
Directed by J.A. Bayona from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell and Jeff Goldblum. The film arrives June 22.