When one (blockbuster) door closes, another one opens. For Colin Trevorrow, getting kicked off of Episode IX of the “Star Wars” saga had to be a blow. After all, that gig was part of his Hollywood reward for the success of “Jurassic World” back in 2015. Then, the calamity that was “The Book of Henry” clearly gave Kathleen Kennedy and company cold feet. Don’t feel too bad for Trevorrow though. Already a shepherd on the “Jurassic World” franchise, having co-written the upcoming “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” it seems that the filmmaker is going to be taking a larger involvement in the series as the trilogy comes to a conclusion. No, he won’t just be getting a screenplay credit, as already reported. It’s something bigger…
According to Entertainment Weekly, they’ve been told, by none other than Steven Spielberg himself, that Trevorrow will be the director of the third “Jurassic World” installment. Literally, that’s pretty much what he tells EW. Obviously, these are very early days for “Jurassic World 3,” or whatever it ends up being called, but things are starting to come together.
Here’s the quote from Spielberg:
“Colin Trevorrow is going write and direct the third Jurassic World story”
So, not only will Trevorrow be co-writing the third movie’s script with up and comer Emily Carmichael, he’s also going to be behind the camera. This seems like a logical and safe move for the director. If nothing else, it allows him to see the idea he developed from the start to the finish line.
This is what Trevorrow tells EW in the piece:
“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.”
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is set to be released on June 22nd, with the next, Trevorrow helmed, sequel earmarked June 11th of 2021. Stay tuned for more on both films as we have it.