Universal has already set a July 2, 2025 release date for the next installment in the Jurassic Park / Jurassic World franchise, but the project has come across its first road block.
It was announced earlier this week that David Leitch (Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde) was in talks to direct the new installment, but those plans have already changed.
Deadline reports, “Universal is back on the search for a director to helm its next Jurassic World movie as Deadline is hearing David Leitch is no longer in talks to direct the film.”
The website’s report continues, “Insiders say the parting was amicable but that ultimately the studio and Leitch had different visions for the film.”
David Koepp is currently on board to write the next installment of the Jurassic World franchise, which will take us into “a new Jurassic era,” likely with all new characters.
It comes in the wake of Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World: Dominion, a trilogy of sequels to the original classic that concluded in 2022.
The franchise will also return with “Jurassic World: Chaos Theory” later this year, an animated series from Netflix set in the world of “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.”
Frank Marshall will produce the next installment, with Spielberg exec producing.
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