It seems that it will be all hands on deck for Colin Trevorrow’s latest dinosaur outing, ‘Jurassic World 3.’ Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were attached from the beginning, but they are being joined by original franchise stars Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill. Now, Collider is reporting that Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda will reprise their roles from ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.’
Both Smith and Pineda played new characters in ‘Fallen Kingdom.’ They didn’t get much to do, and with as crowded as this movie’s cast is shaping up to be, history may repeat itself.
Moreover, original ‘Jurassic World’ director Colin Trevorrow is returning to helm this sequel, taking the reins back from ‘The Impossible’s J.A. Bayona, who did the previous film in the new trilogy. The screenplay is from Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael (‘Pacific Rim: Uprising,’ ‘Battle at Big Rock’), with a story by Trevorrow and ‘Jurassic World’ alum Derek Connolly (‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’).
The story is set to focus on the aftermath of ‘Fallen Kingdom’ with dinosaurs now living on the mainland with humans. The ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise is over 25 years old, and it looks like the final chapter in this trilogy is going all in.
Smith recently anchored his own potential franchise started in ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.’ Pineda can be seen in Netflix’s ‘What/If.’ They will both be joined by franchise newcomers Mamoudou Athie and DeWanda Wise. By my count that is at least nine characters dealing with dinosaurs. If they add anymore, the title of the movie is going to have to be ‘Jurassic World: Endgame.’
There is still a bit to wait before ‘Jurassic World 3’ hits theaters. But to hold you over, Trevorrow co-wrote and directed a short film called ‘Battle At Big Rock.’ The cast is stellar, and it would be great if they joined the rapidly growing ensemble of ‘Jurassic World 3’ as well.
Additionally, ‘Jurassic World’ cinematographer John Schwartzman and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ visual effects supervisor David Vickery are also coming back, with ‘Gravity’ editor Mark Sanger and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ production designer Kevin Jenkins also onboard, with filming set for next spring.
Universal will release the untitled third ‘Jurassic World’ film on June 11, 2021.