Many of us assumed this would be the case but it appears the dinosaurs are not going extinct in Jurassic World 3. Speaking to Variety during the Jurassic World ride grand opening, Jurassic World and Jurassic World 3 writer/director Colin Trevorrow was asked about the future of the Jurassic franchise after the sixth film.
While he words his way around the question if Jurassic World 3 will be the end of the saga, he gives credence to the very real possibility of future films:
“I’m kind of a one movie at a time kind of guy, so my eyes are on this one. And it’s a celebration of everything that has existed in the franchise up until now.”
It was long believed that Universal Pictures only had the rights for six total films during the lead up to Jurassic Park 4, but after ‘World’s’ gigantic success it’s logical they approached the Crichton Estate for a new deal. Jurassic World continues to expand into new territory, with theme park representation, an animated series ‘Camp Cretaceous’, and even a live action spin-off titled ‘Battle at Big Rock’. The franchise is Universal’s equivalent to Star Wars and it makes sense they would wish to continue expanding the stories and films into the future.
We’ve heard buzz about films after Jurassic World 3 for some time now, with some rumours even suggesting the third film would become a two-parter due to its “epic scale”. Jurassic World 3 is slated to begin filming early next year, with a release date of June 2021, although you won’t have to wait that long to see the story continue. ‘Battle at Big Rock’, the live action short film which filmed in Ireland this January, was to debut in front of Hobbs and Shaw. Sadly we’ve since heard that ‘Big Rock’ will not make it front of the latest ‘Fast and the Furious’ film and has been delayed to an unknown date.
Though unsubstantiated, we’ve even heard ‘Big Rock’ is being eyed as a proof-of-concept pitch and unofficial pilot for Jurassic making an eventual TV series debut. Whatever happens we hope the spin-off is officially announced soon.
If the Jurassic Park franchise sees more films after Jurassic World 3, what do you want to see?
— Jurassic Outpost (@JurassicOutpost) July 27, 2019
It’s all too clear Jurassic World 3 isn’t the end and we’re happy to hear it. With that in mind, be sure to let us know what you want after Jurassic World 3 in the Twitter poll above and in the comment section!