Colin Trevorrow confirmed this week that he is returning to the “Jurassic World” franchise. Trevorrow, who directed the first film in the new trilogy called “Jurassic World,” will also direct the third installment.
News of Trevorrow’s directing status was confirmed today by Entertainment Weekly, though we still don’t have a title for the upcoming film.
“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.”
Colin Trevorrow directed “Jurassic World” back in 2015, the film rebooted the franchise and brought in Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ty Simpkins. The film was a monstrous success for Universal Pictures, grossing over $208M on opening weekend and making over $1.67B worldwide.
The next film in the series to hit theaters is “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which is scheduled to release in June.
While Trevorrow directed the first film, J.A. Bayona took over directing duties for the follow-up sequel. That being said, Trevorrow is a credited writer for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and will help write the third film. The sequel stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, and Jeff Goldblum.
Trevorrow has been busy on the next Star Wars installment as well, he is a co-writer on that project. “Star Wars: Episode IX” will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who coincidently also directed the first and third film of that franchise. Just like the third “Jurassic World” film, we still don’t have a title but we do know that it will feature Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver.
Universal Pictures is set to release “Jurassic World”: Fallen Kingdom” on June 22, 2018, just two-weeks before Disney releases “Ant-Man and the Wasp” with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.