Universal Pictures seem to be very confident in this summer’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” so much so that a third film in the series – a sixth overall in the “Jurassic Park” franchise – has been set for a June 11th 2021 release.
Additionally, Emily Carmichael (“Pacific Rim Uprising”) has been set to join Colin Trevorrow as co-writer of the next film. Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow will return to executive produce, while Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will also return as producers.
Trevorrow says in a statement: “It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive. 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.”
No word on who will direct. Trevorrow helmed the first and J.A. Bayona is directing ‘Fallen Kingdom’ which opens June 22nd this year. Carmichael most recently wrote the remake of “The Black Hole” for Disney and director Joseph Kosinski which is in development.