The Jurassic World trilogy will officially close out in a little over three years with a third film slated for June 11, 2021, the official Jurassic World Twitter confirmed today. Emily Carmichael, one of the screenwriters of next month's Pacific Rim: Uprising, will co-write the script with executive producer Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), reports Variety.
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” Trevorrow told Variety. “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.”
This news stomps into the public eye four months before the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Trevorrow (who directed the previous movie) co-wrote the sequel with his writing partner Derek Connolly and confirmed in December that a third installment would be forthcoming, having already discussed it with fellow producer and original Jurassic Park auteur Steven Spielberg. The project comes on the heels of the disappointing box office of his last film, The Book of Henry, and his firing from Star Wars: Episode IX. He and Carmichael will write the screenplay for Jurassic World 3 based on a story by himself and Connolly.
Fallen Kingdom, directed by Penny Dreadful alum J.A. Bayona, will see Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) returning to Isla Nublar on a mission to save the surviving dinos from a massive volcanic eruption. Universal dropped a new trailer for the film during the Super Bowl, which teased another man-made dinosaur, which you think could be prevented after the fiasco that was the Indominus Rex.
Based on the early images of LEGO sets tied to the blockbuster, there will be T-rex mayhem and raptor chases galore. Expect at least one or two people to get eaten.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens June 22.