The Jurassic World trilogy will end three years from now.
With the second film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, still four months away, Universal just set a June 11, 2021 release date for the third film in the franchise. Emily Carmichael, writer of the upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising, will pen the screenplay along with Colin Trevorrow, the director of the first film and co-writer of the sequel.
Trevorrow has been saying the Jurassic World story was envisioned as a trilogy for a while, so the fact this third movie is coming out isn’t a surprise. What is a surprise, though, is the announcement coming before audiences have even seen the second film directed by J.A. Bayona. It feels like a supremely confident move.
The news also feels like a good thing for Pacific Rim: Uprising. If Universal, which is releasing both films, is excited enough by Carmichael’s work to bump her up to one of its largest franchises, odds are Pac Rim is solid. Either way, it’ll be nice to have another woman writing a Jurassic Park film. (There may have been one or two issues in the past.)
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” Trevorrow said to Variety. “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.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released June 22 of this year.