A big announcement regarding Jurassic World 3 came recently. Director Colin Trevorrow announced that the stars of Jurassic Park will return for the upcoming film. However, that isn't where the exciting news seemed to end.
Steven Spielberg's production company, Amblin, expanded on the announcement online. The noteworthy facet of the online announcement is the wording. There seems to be a deliberate attempt to avoid describing the current set of Jurassic World films as part of a "trilogy." Amblin instead referred to Jurassic World 3 as the "next chapter" in the saga, likely to include the Jurassic Park films and quite possibly to allow for future instalments.
When the whole world's gone prehistoric, you call in the experts. Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are all set to reprise their legendary roles in the third chapter of the @JurassicWorld saga.— Amblin (@amblin) September 25, 2019
Aside from the fact that the Jurassic films have each become a part of a classic film franchise, the undeniable financial success of the Jurassic World films -- with the latest instalment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide -- provides both Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures with clear motivation to keep this ever-expanding story from ending.
The only question now is: where will this reptile-filled story take us next? In the case of Jurassic World 3, together with co-writer Emily Carmichael, director and writer Colin Trevorrow seems to be building up to a world in which dinosaurs simply exist as other animals do. The recently released short-film, Battle at Big Rock, provides audiences with some insight into what that would look like. Until recently, it was believed that this is how the story would end. Evidently, this is simply another turning point.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World 3, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. The film is set to be released on June 11, 2021.