It seems like the new Jurassic World movie won’t be directed by David Leitch, one of the filmmakers behind John Wick and Deadpool 2. Just a few days ago, it was announced that Leitch was in talks to direct the new Jurassic World movie. However, talks between Leitch and Universal have broken down, and the studio is now looking for a new director. According to reports, the split was amicable, and it came down to Leitch and the studio having different visions for the film.
The upcoming film, set to be released on July 2, 2025, promises to mark the beginning of a new chapter in the Jurassic saga. The screenwriter of the original Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World, David Koepp, will write the script for this currently untitled Jurassic World film.
The new film will be a reboot of the series, and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are not expected to reprise their roles. Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, and Laura Dern, who starred in the original Jurassic Park trilogy, are also not expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming project.
The new Jurassic World movie would have continued a great streak for Leitch, who previously directed films such as John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Bullet Train, and Deadpool 2. However, the next Jurassic World movie will obviously be a high-profile job for whoever is ultimately hired to direct.
While Dominion received mixed reviews, it surpassed $1 billion at the global box office, meaning the Jurassic franchise remains a profitable intellectual property for Universal. The studio did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The news of Leitch no longer being in talks to direct the new Jurassic World movie is a disappointment for fans who were excited about the possibility of his involvement. However, it also presents an opportunity for another director to bring their vision to the highly anticipated film.
As the search for a new director continues, fans will have to wait and see who will ultimately take the helm of the new Jurassic World movie. With a scheduled release date of July 2, 2025, there is still plenty of time for Universal to find the right person for the job.
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