We’re still a few months away from the sequel to the mega hit Jurassic World hitting theaters, but Universal is already announcing specific plans for the threequel.
Jurassic World 3 will be released June 11, 2021, Universal announced today. The film will be co-written by Emily Carmichael and JW1 director Colin Trevorrow. Steven Spielberg is also back to co-executive produce.
The original Jurassic World, a follow-up to the popular Jurassic Park series, debuted in 2015 and pulled in $1.672 billion at the worldwide box office. Naturally the studio ordered a sequel, titled Fallen Kingdom directed by J. A. Bayona, and box office expectations are very high.
A new trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premiered during the Super Bowl and depicted dino-sized trouble ahead as a volcano gets ready to blow. The movie arrives June 22.
A synopsis from the studio reads: “When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes this her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.”
The sequel co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum (!).
Hopefully the sequel, threequel, and beyond won’t suffer in quality like the later Jurassic Park films did.