The original “Jurassic Park” crew are returning to the franchise for “Jurassic World 3,” which is currently scheduled to release in 2021. Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill appeared in the original 1993 installment that started the franchise, and the trio will reprise their roles for the third movie in the “Jurassic World” storyline.
“Jurassic Park 3” will feature Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, and Goldblum will return as Dr. Ian Malcolm. Colin Trevorrow is scheduled to direct “Jurassic World 3,” and Chris Pratt is returning to the franchise as Owen Grady. Bryce Dallas Howard is also expected to return, playing the part of Claire Dearing. The returning cast was confirmed during a special Arclight Hollywood screening of “Jurassic World,” and Trevorrow brought out Dern during the Q&A portion where the crew made the announcement. Fans should be excited to see the original stars in the new trilogy, but we will have to wait a while to see the movie.
Steven Spielberg directed the original “Jurassic Park,” and will return as an executive producer alongside Trevorrow. The first installment made $47M on opening weekend and went on to gross over $1B at the box office. Spielberg returned to the franchise to direct “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” in 1997, but the movie made $618M worldwide and failed to match the original. Jeff Goldblum returned to the franchise for that film, and Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn joined the cast. Sam Neill and Laura Dern returned for “Jurassic Park III,” which only made $368.7M worldwide and put on the franchise on ice. The third installment was directed by Joe Johnston.
Trevorrow directed the 2015 film “Jurassic World,” which went on to gross over $1.67B at the global box office. J.A. Bayona directed “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in 2018 and that movie had a $148M opening weekend before grossing over $1.3B worldwide for the studio.
The third film is still a long way off at this point, scheduled to release on June 21, 2021.
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