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Colin Trevorrow to direct Jurassic World 3

Steven Spielberg, the man who brought Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park to the big screen in 1993 which spawned one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood history has confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will direct Jurassic World 3 according to a report from Entertainment Weekly.

“Colin Trevorrow is going write and direct the third Jurassic World story,” executive producer Steven Spielberg exclusively tells EW. Spielberg will also return as an executive producer on the third World.

Trevorrow was hand picked by Spielberg in 2013 to write and direct the fourth installment of the series, Jurassic World, which was released in 2015 and went on to be one of the biggest film’s off all time grossing over $1.67 billion at the worldwide box office. While Trevorrow handed the directing reigns of the fifth installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to J.A. Bayona, the new film was written by him and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow will also serve as the executive producer of the fifth film.

Jurassic World 3, the final film in the new trilogy is set to be released on June 11, 2021. In addition to directing the film, Trevorrow will write the script with Emily Carmichael based off a story by Trevorrow and Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will return as producers on the sixth film.

Are you excited that Trevorrow is returning as the director for Jurassic World 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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98 thoughts on “Colin Trevorrow to direct Jurassic World 3

  1. I’m confident that we Colin Trevorrow will deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Jurassic World trilogy, and I look forward to its release on June 2021.

      1. Um. Maybe his past movies… I Dunno. Jurassic World Wasn’t a HUGE Blockbuster was it? (In complete sarcasm) What do you guys have against Trevorrow?

        1. His past movies stunk on ice. Including Jurassic World. Michael Bays last movie was a HUGE blockbuster, I’m sure he’ll finally deliver on the next one.

        2. Ofcourse Jurassic World was a huge success, but mainly because we finally got a Jurassic movie after 14 years.
          He absolutely did not deliver the tension or suspense. And let’s not start about the characters, because there was absolutely no depth in the characters or the story.

  2. Kind of a lazy choice, they couldn’t have broadened their horizons and did some soul-searching for someone new?

    Well, no use crying over spilt milk. It’s happening.

    : S

  3. I mean I guess Steven Spielberg directed two in the original trilogy, but i wanted someone new to take a crack at it. COLIN IS PULLING A FU*KING JJ ABRAMS TO DIRECT THE THIRD FILM THAT FILTHY……but the script will probably be decent. It all rides in Fallen Kingdom. Its nice to be a jurassic park fan to get new games, figures and a cool movie, but don’t over saturate the franchise like star wars. Release the third movie in 2023.

    1. AT least they’re taking it a better way than Star Wars now bc of Disney we have a Star Wars movie every year and it’s so much cancer

      1. He’s a beginner and very inexperienced. JW felt uninspired and very weak. Universal did a good choice with getting someone like Bayona for the sequel and seeing how they just go with Trevorrow again is just dumb. The book of Henry was really bad. Hopefully Bayona and FK smash the expectations so that he gets to direct the third one.

      2. He actually got pushed from Episode 9 because he wanted to do everything that they didn’t want but everyone else wanted… such as keeping Luke and Snoke alive. So in fact, he’s a genius and LucasFilm is not.

  4. While there is a few great shots and sequences in Jurassic World, I find the film as a whole rather lifeless and underwhelming. Trevorrow seems to lack the vision to tell an original engrossing story, and lacks the intensity to convey suspenseful and grounded set pieces.

    Let’s hope he somehow turns it around.

    1. He could have learned a thing or two from his earlier experiences. That’s how film-makers usually improve themselves. Not holding my breath, though.

  5. This is bad news, considering he is writing the script. He doesn’t take criticisms to heart, and continues to double-down on the less than satisfactory elements he brought with JW.

    With any luck, him and Emily will not be able to crack the script, and some writers with talents suited for Jurassic Park are brought in. I think Colin would be able to make a decent film if he weren’t the one calling all the shots with the story, which were things have struggled most in execution.

    Sadly, this means the dinosaurs will continue to be utter jokes, a shadow of their former Jurassic Park iterations.

    1. You do realize that he already had the entire trilogy mapped out when he did the first right? Unlike, say Star Wars which is completely lost at this point.

  6. I have mixed feelings about this but I’m gonna stay positive, I would have preferred another director tbh but I guess we’ll have to see how Trevorrow does this time around.

  7. I’m not exciting about it. He doesn’t know how to build suspension or create a scary moment, there was nothing really good of it in JW. Yeah, he might have improved a bit by watching Bayona, but there won’t be any big of a change. ehhhh

        1. I agree with it. It was impossible for I rex to escape without very unlikely incompentance of park staff and ignoring the most basic safety protocols. No one with common sense would let that happen. First thing that park staff would do is to check GPS tracker of animal, voila. JW park disaster stopped. I’d have made more sense if Hoskins had sabotaged the gate to check Irex and velociraptors abilities.

          I am not happy Colin is writting a script for JW3 and will direct that movie. JW by Colin was so lackluster.

      1. Kidding? Compare the Indominus Breakout scene with the T-Rex breakout.

        There is 0 suspension in JW’s one. No build up. Things just happen 30 seconds later. And this happens throughout the entire movie. Trevorrow has no idea how to create suspension and make something exciting. Things happen out of nowhere and evolve into chaotic action with no goal.

        1. I have to disagree Muffin. My heart was racing during the Indominus escape and during the final battle. I also jumped when the fat security guard was snatched. While I don’t particularly like some of the decisions in the film, it was pretty damn suspenseful.

  8. Personally I’m over the moon happy with this news. Jurassic World is my favorite of the Jurassics and I cant wait to see how he ends the trilogy that he started! Also, the people that constantly moan on the comments section here are just such an utter drag lol. Get over it already JW made a ton of money and so will the next two. Oh and the reason that he left Star Wars had to do with a lot of behind the scenes issues including, most having to do with him not agreeing with choices that were being made with the story for 8, good call on his part.

    1. I’ll withhold any further constructive criticism on the quality of the film/director because the film made cash. Apparently that’s all that matters to please the filmmakers & fans. Money money.

    2. I sincerely doubt that it was Trevorrow’s call not to do Star Wars 9….. all accounts suggest that he was removed from the project.

    3. Making a lot of dough DOES NOT constitute a “good movie”.

      Plenty of $%^& movies make billions. Does that make them good?

  9. This is bad, this is really bad! He screwed up the series already with jurassic world and he’s gonna screw it up again!

  10. Yes!!! Im sooooooooo happy that hes back! He did way to great for jw, but know hes doin number 3!! I cant wait!😄😄😄

  11. Great. I guess we can expect to see once more people facing mortal danger in one moment and laughing out loud three seconds later (see I-Rex chasing kids; kids dive in pond; kids emerge from pond laughing).

  12. Well, JW was a cool summer movie many people loved, myself included. I also prefer a different director/vision for every movie, but hey he’s the man who brought back Jurassic from the dead, so give the man a chance. I think Universal has 1.67 billion reasons to trust him with a fitting conclusion to this trilogy.

    1. “he’s the man who brought back Jurassic from the dead”

      You mean the “literally who?” Universal put in charge so they could easily tell him what to do? Like the new Pacific Rim or The Mummy?

      1. Except, Universal DIDN’T tell him what to do. They gave him a budget, and turned him loose. It was a big gamble for them to pick a relatively unknown director, and it paid off massively. And, Jurassic World is a great movie. There will br children that hold it as dearly as we hold the original.

        1. Lolwut?

          Jurassic World was a movie about dinosaurs released in a time where people were craving for something else than superhero movies. This is one of the main reasons why it played so much money in. The name and the subject of it.

          Trevorrow’s direction was uninspired, boring and only had a few good ideas in it. He has no idea how to create suspension, excitement, etc. He is inexperienced and JW is not as “great” as you claim. It’s an okay movie. Nothing more.

  13. It isn’t groundbreaking news since at one point we were told that new directors would be given the reigns. I am grateful that we’re having Bayona as a director for the middle installment. However, I am also grateful for what Colin has offered to the franchise. Even though it isn’t perfect, 2015’s Jurassic World still gave new blood to the overall movie series that was in a stalemate before that period. Without it we wouldn’t have gotten here. And for that I am eternally thankful. Thanks, Colin. 😄

  14. Chill people. We will still always have the original. The beautiful thing about sequels is that they can be ignored. J’s story can end at 1, 2 or 3 if you want… You can even only count JP and JW if that’s your cup of tea.

    1. I can’t do that. If the sequel exists, then it’s canon, regardless if I enjoyed or not. But I like the idea of story closure. I didn’t like the whole notion of remakes, however if some sequel is being made only for cashing in the original, I’d rather support a reboot with a remake instead.

      1. I used to be the same. But the original is locked in a time where there were no sequels. Not even any planned. It is in this way that you can view them as stand-alone films. For example the original Child’s Play or Jaws. Both can be viewed as stand-alone films. Open and shut cases. Some ignore Predator 2. Others ignore Alien 3… It’s easier to enjoy things that way.

        1. We can even remove the bad shots from a movie now, future is now. My version of JP is 1h51mn, I removed all the children screaming and lawyer’s complaint (sorry but I hate the guy, he abandoned those children, not cool Gege, not cool)

    2. As if JP is all perfect. It’s a great movie but it has big errors! I name the huge drop in the T-rex enclosure that migacally appeared after it just walked out….

  15. I’m a bit undecided.

    It’s true I would rather have a third new director (even though I haven’t watched Bayona’s job with FK and I may love it) than have Trevorrow back. Just because I would like to see different views about the franchise.

    However, if I only had a choice between Joe Jonston and Trevorrow, I would definitely choose the latter, hands down. God, I hate JP3 with all my guts. And I honestly don’t know whether my dislike for JP3 is unfair, if it has nothing to do with Jonston’s job. I simply hated the film and I still do every time I watch it. God, I left the theaters in 2001 feeling shame for the film: I managed to convince a lot of friends with me and I was, by far, the only real fan of the franchise and the most enthusiastic about being there for a new installment and, as I left, I was embarrassed to have convinced everyone to be there with me. As for JW, on the other hand, I felt thrilled to be finally “invited” to visit a fully functional park. I loved the film.

    Anyway, I’m not 100% happy about this news, but I could be more dissatisfied with it, so I guess I’ll just wait and see.

  16. I daydream about what JW could have been if someone else directed it. I am not sure if the cheese and plot armour was Trevorrow’s fault, but I actually walked out of the cinema the first time hating JW. I had to go watch it again and literally force myself to find something good about it.

  17. The reason JW did so well was simply because of the massive time gap between instalments. Everyone wanted to see what Jurassic Park could look like in 2015. That’s it. This is why FK wont do as well.

    1. Partially. People were craving for something else than superhero movies.

      Don’t discount Bayona’s impact on Fallen Kingdom though. I do think as well that it won’t make as much money as JW though.

    2. I agree with you here brother but fallen kingdom will still make a lot of money. Most sequels don’t make as much as the original.

  18. Steven Spielberg gotta get off his high horse and direct the JW3, deep inside we want him to step up the hell up and stop being a coward about it, no offense but if he See’s this comment ya tu sabes que eso me da roña!! Me cago en la madre de lo tomate

  19. Seriously?

    Trevorrow is writing AND directing what is quite possibly the final installment we’ll ever get in this franchise? The inner child in me is pretty devastated. They had someone like Bayona and didn’t do everything they could to ensure that he stuck around? They couldn’t bother finding someone else with more talent?

    I was curious about what the reception of this news would be around the net, at least on film sites and places like Reddit. Sure enough, while there is some positivity out there, a lot of comments are full of skepticism or outright negativity. Toss me in the latter camp.

  20. There were a lot of plot holes in Jurassic World. And typically the third movie in a series is typically the weakest. Hope that Trevorrow improves but not holding my breathe for JW3.

  21. What a disappointing announcement… I really, really hope he’s learning a lot from Bayona and he learned from JW. Otherwise we’re getting another movie without tension or any suspension. And again some hollow characters and no depth in the movie.
    Let’s all hope it will work out, but excited after this news? Absolutely not.

  22. It’s funny when talking about Jurassic World 3 as being the sixth film (in what universe is the sixth film the third film?). Then the fourth film always being called “the first film” (that one especially makes me cringe). It’s so apparent that Jurassic World is a sequel and these films are direct continuations of an already established franchise, but they are so adamantly trying to portray JW as an entirely separate franchise. On facebook I mentioned that the new film is the fifth entry and nearly everyone replied that Jurassic world is a completely separate franchise. Nearly everyone I know thinks Jurassic world is “the first film” and that the new movies simply share the same fictional universe like all the larval movies that have been coming out. Or that the second and third film never happened. One lady actually did say “fallen kingdom is not the second film, the lost world is the second film” and people on FB started calling her a “moron” for thinking that Jurassic world was the fourth film, and specifying that it was a spin off and a separate franchise. “Jurassic world is not Jurassic park 4 and the second and third jp movies never happened” were amongst the responses she got. Sorry but I like being able to view JW as the fourth film. I grew up with Jurassic park like many here and I can’t stand when people call Jurassic world the “first film”.

    1. It’s funny when talking about Jurassic World 3 as being the sixth film (in what universe is the sixth film the third film?). Then the fourth film always being called “the first film” (that one especially makes me cringe). It’s so apparent that Jurassic World is a sequel and these films are direct continuations of an already established franchise, but they are so adamantly trying to portray JW as an entirely separate franchise. On facebook I mentioned that the new film is the fifth entry and nearly everyone replied that Jurassic world is a completely separate franchise. Nearly everyone I know thinks Jurassic world is “the first film” and that the new movies simply share the same fictional universe like all the Marval movies that have been coming out. Or that the second and third film never happened. One lady actually did say “fallen kingdom is not the second film, the lost world is the second film” and people on FB started calling her a “moron” for thinking that Jurassic world was the fourth film, and specifying that it was a spin off and a separate franchise. “Jurassic world is not Jurassic park 4 and the second and third jp movies never happened” were amongst the responses she got. Sorry but I like being able to view JW as the fourth film. I grew up with Jurassic park like many here and I can’t stand when people call Jurassic world the “first film”.

  23. I’m here everyday, but this is my first time commenting. I keep seeing the word “suspension” pop up in this thread. Are people referring to suspense or suspension of disbelief. Either way Trevorrow is terrible at writing and directing BOTH those things into these movies.

  24. I keep seeing the word “suspension” on this thread. Do people mean suspense or suspension of disbelief, because Colin Trevorrow seems to be terrible at writing and directing BOTH of these things in these movies.

  25. I remember the good old days when jp fans were nice.
    And excited .
    And grateful for any new jp.
    Also last time I checked Spielberg is a genius and knows what he’s doing.😬

      1. Generational gap tends to do that. Most of the fans of my generation have already moved on. And they sure as heck weren’t as rabid over every undesired detail.

  26. Well, on a positive note: I am not familiar with Emily Carmichael, but maybe having a woman co-writer will give us more complex female characters?

    1. Indeed.
      Considering Jurassic Park is probably the best example of promoting strong female characters in what is the best blockbuster film about women ever made.

  27. I think that since Steven Spielberg directed the first 2 movies, and they started the franchise, that he should definitely come back to direct the last one also. Also, I read here that Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler might come back to be in Jurassic World 3. P.S.- I really enjoyed Jurassic World, and I’m really excited to see Fallen Kingdom on June 22.

  28. Trevorrow also stated in interviews that he would NOT be directing a sequel as he felt the franchise required different, fresh takes on the material. So he departured & passed the torch to Bayona. This move signaled to me his partial disinterest in the franchise.

    Trevorrow then returning makes it painfully obvious that he only used Jurassic World to jump-start his career (which it certainly did at the time) but his failures with Book of Henry and Star Wars left him crawling back for that sweet Jurassic limelight once again.

    My take anyways..

  29. I’m kind of glad that Trevorrow is directing the Third Installment. When Jurassic World came out I believe the rumor was J.J Abrams would do it and after seeing Force Awakens I was quite worried. through I admit that Jurassic World, through It’s the one of my favorite JP Sequels, has it’s flaws in character and story development. But is a good film and considering it was Trevorrow’s first major film and it was pretty decent.
    Also I think that I should point out that JW had a different script going in and Trevorrow asked if it could be rewritten, not because he thought it was below him, but because he thought he couldn’t pull it off. That I can respect because he admitted that the script that was handed to him, he couldn’t handle and I bet he thought he would be replaced. But Spielberg saw something in him because he gave Trevorrow the chance to rewrite it, all he needed to keep was the Hybrid, a working park, and the Raptor trainer. Was it the greatest JP movie of all? no, nothing can top Jurassic Park. But it’s the best sequel we have, at least in my opinion
    Another thing to point out is the whole thing with him getting kicked off of Star Wars Episode 9. Through we might never know the true reason of why he was canned, we know that Disney or at least Kathleen Kennedy have done things like this in the past because they want sole control. Rouge One was ruined because they through it was to much like a war movie, through the freaking franchise has WAR in the name, they did massive reshoots and it sucked because of it. Even the Solo movie I believe had three different directors. Trevorrow probably wanted to make a movie that they didn’t want and probably asked for a bit more freedom in directing it, so they canned him and brought back Abrams because they know he will do what they want. Yay the movie he did after JW wasn’t that great, but it really shouldn’t be a reason to can someone.
    I also believe that Spielberg wouldn’t have approved of Trevorrow’s return if he didn’t think him capable. He has a lot of pull at Universal and if he didn’t agree with something I think they would consider his opinion on such a matter as Jurassic Park as it is one of their biggest Franchises at the moment. unlike Disney with Star Wars, they seem to care about their JP fan base with the websites, new lore, and kicking hasbro to the curb because their toys sucked. Also Spielberg probably wouldn’t have allowed Trevorrow to rewrite the script if he didn’t see some promise in him.
    so until the third movie comes out I’ll save judgement, but like Spielberg I think Trevorrow is going to give use a nice end to the JW trilogy.

    1. Well said😑
      The book of Henry is not a badly made film it’s not amazing but it doesn’t deserve the ridiculous amount of hate by people who haven’t seen it.
      Colin is not an idiot he knows how to make films. And is under no delusions as to what Jurassic world is,a huge franchise summer blockbuster with massive commercial oversite which he tried to work into the film.

      JJ abrams has much more control even when he did force awakens.

      If Trevorrow was allowed to make the movie he wanted it would be vastly different.

      1. Thank you for you comment and the correction on Abrams. Also which movie do you mean, JW or episode 9? I’m kind of curious.

  30. At this point I’m prepared to bite my tongue and get through this JW franchise quickly, and hope that a few years after JW3 someone comes along to simply start again from scratch. The first 2 Jurassics are super cool but it’s backed itself into an insane corner with JW, not just in terms of the writing, but the tone.

    Remakes get a bad rap, understandably, but I think a proper remake off JP is totally doable and worthwhile, and really the only way forward at this point. Could base it on the book, even set it in the 80s, use feathered dinosaurs. And pullback from from the idea that showing cgi dinosaurs in the open in full daylight is in any way effective. The Dinos in JP1 hold up so well because they’re so often shrouded or obscured by foliage or rain (or they’re animatronics). There’s nothing suspenseful about 4 CGI raptors standing in broad daylight wagging their tails. 20 years from now that is going to look massively ridiculous (unlike the raptors in JP which have aged quite well in 20 yrs)

    1. CGI dinosaurs where shown in daylight in the first two movies. The first literal scene we see a dinosaur is the Brachiosaurus as it grazed the trees. Raptors where also shown in bright locations and the dinosaur capture scene in the Lost World happened in an open field in the middle of the day or early evening.
      Also use of feathered dinosaurs wouldn’t work in the 80s as the idea of feathered raptors and large dinosaurs weren’t considered until the mid 90s and early 2000s and if the scientist of Jurassic park got a feathered raptor in the 80s they would have thought they messed up somewhere in the gene slicing. Even the dinosaurs in the book aren’t accurate of the time it was written as the T-rex could use it’s tongue like an elephant trunk and the raptors flicked their tongues out like Komodo Dragons. none of which was considered in the 80s scientific fields.

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