Is there a cinematic term for wife-swapping? Because that is basically what’s happening with ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Star Wars’. J.J. Abrams directed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, which is Episode VII in that franchise. But the plan was for all three of the new chapters to be helmed by a different director, which is why Rian Johnson took over for Episode VIII, ‘The Last Jedi’.
After directing 2015’s ‘Jurassic World’, Colin Trevorrow turned over those duties to J.A. Bayona, the Spanish filmmaker responsible for ‘A Monster Calls’. Trevorrow left to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’, but things didn’t work out, so J.J. Abrams is returning for the final chapter of the original saga (a move that infuriated a number of fans). So now what’s next for Trevorrow? He’s returning to the ‘Jurassic’ brand.
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ is still almost three months away from rampaging into theaters, but plans are already underway for the third movie. While promoting ‘Ready Player One’, Steven Spielberg, who serves as executive producer for the franchise announced plans for ‘Jurassic World 3’, saying:
“Colin Trevorrow is going write and direct the third Jurassic World story.”
So just as Abrams is returning to ‘Star Wars’, Trevorrow is back for the third ‘Jurassic World’.
It’s doubtful that anyone will ever come right out and say why Trevorrow is coming back and why Bayona is out, but Trevorrow sang the praises of Bayona, saying:
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive. 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.”
Even though he didn’t direct, Trevorrow co-wrote the script with Derek Connolly. They both worked on the script for ‘Jurassic World’ as well, along with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Trevorrow and Connolly are both expected to tackle the third script with Emily Carmichael. The third movie already has a release date of June 11, 2021.
Directed by J.A. Bayona, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdon’ stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum and opens in theaters on June 22nd.
Source: Entertainment Weekly