He may have not fitted in with Kathleen Kennedy’s vision for the Star Wars Universe, but director Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote and directed 2015’s hit sequel, Jurassic World and who co-wrote and produced its upcoming sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, says he will return to the director’s chair to close out the dinosaur trilogy and has already revealed his intentions for the third film. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly he had this to say;
“Steven Spielberg asked me [to direct], and when he asks you, what can I tell you, man? In all honesty, over my past few years, I’ve grown to love and cherish the value of the gift that I’ve been given with this franchise.”
The director also added that he is currently working on the script for the third film – already slated for a June 11th, 2021 release by Universal Studios – alongside Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising) and said that the third film will be most close in tone to that of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original franchise starter;
“If I could contextualize each film, I would say Jurassic World was an action adventure, Fallen Kingdom is kind of a horror suspense film, and Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was.”
Trevorrow was more than willing to confirm that the third film would still feature the characters of Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) however, he also stated,
“But there’s other characters who we’ll meet in Fallen Kingdom you’ll realize are major characters.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in the U.K. June 6th and the US June 22nd.