The adventure that’s 65 million years in the making continues with Jurassic World 3. The Jurassic Park franchise continues with its third installment and will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World.
An official title for Jurassic World 3 has not been announced yet and the plot has been kept under wraps, but judging by the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it’s guaranteed to be a wild ride. The fences are down and the dinosaurs have been released into our world. The famous Tyrannosaurus rex is staring down a lion in a zoo. Ptyerodactals swoop around urban landmarks. The world as we know it will never be the same and it seems like it’s up to the main characters of the Jurassic World franchise to make things right.
Here’s what we know about the upcoming Jurassic World 3 so far.
Who is returning for ‘Jurassic World 3’?
Colin Trevorrow confirmed that Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt will return to reprise their roles as Claire Dearing and Owen Grady, respectively. Trevorrow has also hinted that other characters from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will return to become “major characters.”
It’s likely that Jurassic newbie Isabella Sermon will return to play Maisie Lockwood, the genetically-created clone of John Hammond’s estranged friend and partner, Sir Benjamin Lockwood.
BD Wong may also return to reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu, the corrupt scientist who is long overdue for some karma.
Every Jurassic Park fan is undoubtedly asking the same question: What about Jeff Goldblum? After all, Goldblum, who plays fan-favorite Dr. Ian Malcolm, has starred in two of the original Jurassic Park films and made a brief, but memorable, appearance in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. So, surely he will at least make a cameo, right? Goldblum hinted at his return in an article by Digital Spy, where he said, “… There’s going to be another one, which some people may or may not be in it. That’s all I can say.”
Rumors have also begun to surface that members of the original cast, like Laura Dern, could return for Jurassic World 3.
What will ‘Jurassic World 3’ be about?
The cast and crew of Jurassic World 3 have been secretive about the plot details of the movie. Even IMDb doesn’t have a logline. Chris Pratt basically confirmed that there will be a time jump in the third film of the new franchise during an interview with MTV. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes place three years after the events of Jurassic World, so a time jump would definitely make sense.
“I can’t say anything, but I can tell you when I heard the pitch, I was blown away,” Pratt said in the interview, “I can’t believe that we’re going to make that movie, and I can’t believe they found a way to deliver on the promise of the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Like, ‘Wait, what? The island has blown up. The animals are out, we can’t put them back in the box. What are we going to do? How are not only these dinosaurs but this technology moving forward going to affect the planet?”
No matter where the series goes from here, Pratt confirms that Jurassic World 3 is going to be “pretty epic.”
‘Jurassic World 3’ will be the final film in the franchise
Director Colin Trevorrow has described Jurassic World 3 as “a celebration of everything that has existed in the franchise up until now.” Bryce Dallas Howard has mentioned that the third installment of the Jurassic World franchise will “bring the entire saga together.” At the time, these statements served as mere hints toward the franchise’s conclusion. Then, in February 2018, Trevorrow confirmed that Jurassic World 3 will be the final film in the series.
The park will close once (and perhaps for all) in 2021 with an absolutely epic conclusion.
Jurassic World 3 will hit theaters on June 11, 2021.