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Jurassic World 3 in development as 2021 release date set

Jurassic World

Story by Jack Foley

A THIRD instalment in the Jurassic World franchise is in development, almost four months before sophomore title Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits cinemas.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jurassic World 3 will be penned by franchise newcomer Emily Carmichael along with Colin Trevorrow, director of the phenomenally successful 2015 reboot and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom.

Universal Pictures has also set a June 11, 2021, release date for the movie.

Trevorrow is returning to executive produce the new chapter along with Steven Spielberg, the filmmaker behind the original movies in the 1990s. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are also back on board as producers.

Needless to say, plot details remain tightly under wraps, although it is believed that Carmichael and Trevorrow are working from a story devised by Trevorrow and writer partner Derek Connolly.

Carmichael has previously penned the forthcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising and most recently rewrote The Black Hole for Disney and director Joseph Kosinski.

Commenting on the third film and the appointment of Carmichael in a statement, Trevorrow said: “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. Bayona has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”

Jurassic World, co-starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide.

Its sequel, Fallen Kingdom is set to open on June 22.