The third film in the Jurassic World series has its director.
As with the current Star Wars trilogy, which has kick-off director J.J. Abrams returning for chapter three after skipping the second film, Jurassic World director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow will be back on writing-directing duties for the threequel.
Steven Spielberg revealed the news to EW, saying in no uncertain terms: “Colin Trevorrow is going to write and direct the third Jurassic World story.”
Trevorrow has been more or less shepherding the new trilogy since the first film. Although the upcoming second film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was directed by Spanish helmer J.A. Bayona (The Orphange, The Impossible, A Monster Calls), Trevorrow was still on board as co-writer and executive producer. He’ll be co-writing the still-untitled third Jurassic World film with Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising), based on a story he crafted with Derek Connolly.
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” Trevorrow said in a statement in February. “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.”
Trevorrow had been attached to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, but that fell through due to “creative differences”, allowing Abrams to return at the helm.
As of now, Jurassic World 3 is scheduled to hit U.S. cinemas on June 11, 2021. Fallen Kingdom arrives in Australia on June 21 and opens in the U.S. on June 22.