Universal is moving fast on the next Jurassic Park/World movie and settled on a release date for next year as talks with a director are underway!
Two bits of Jurassic World news have arrived, as it seems Universal is keen to get things moving quickly on the next iteration of the iconic franchise. Previously, we learned the film had been in development secretly for some time, with original Jurassic Park writer David Koepp penning the script.
Now, Deadline is reporting that David Leitch is in talks to direct the upcoming film. Leitch helped launch the John Wick franchise alongside Chad Stahelski, and most recently directed Bullet Train and Deadpool 2. Considering he also handled Hobbs & Shaw, it’s clear he has a good working relationship with Universal.
On the heels of this news, Universal came out and announced the new film will arrive on July 2, 2024:
— Jurassic World (@JurassicWorld) February 6, 2024
There’s no title or anything attached, and despite everyone referring to it as Jurassic World 4, I wouldn’t be surprised if they decide to go with a new moniker for this one. Regardless, I’m one happy camper. As someone who loves this franchise (through thick and thin), I’m thrilled to see it still moving forward with new stories. Leitch is an interesting choice that seems a bit off the wall, but perhaps that’s something the franchise is needing at this point. He’s shown a deft ability to handle big VFX work in his stories and knows how to kick up the action.
With filming having to begin relatively soon (given that release date) hopefully we’ll hear more about the story, and casting, soon.
Jurassic World 4/Jurassic Park 7 hits theaters on July 2, 2025.