Studio confirms + explains that depressing Jurassic Park 4 delay

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May 9, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT (Updated)

The rumors are true: The studio has put Jurassic 4 on hold, meaning we will definitely not be seeing it in early-to-mid 2014. So why the delay?

Universal has confirmed that the dino sequel has been pushed back to allow more development time, meaning they didn’t feel comfortable trying to crank this thing out in about a year to hit a June 2014 target date. Honestly, for those of us wanting a quality movie, it’s probably a good thing.

But the delay also lends credence to the rumor that the studio is feuding with director Colin Trevorrow over the budget, which would also allow more time to define (or shrink) the scope of the film. Regardless, here’s hoping they give him what he needs to make this thing work.

Here’s the official statement from the studio:

In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.

What are your thoughts on the delay? 

(Via Bleeding Cool)