Love it or loathe it, Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World was a massive smash hit that audiences enjoyed, even if critics didn’t.  While the sequel, Fallen Kingdom had a more muted response it did leave the franchise in an interesting place with some intriguing threads dangling.

Trevorrow clearly had the good sense to walk from Star Wars when it was clear The Last Jedi was going to hand him the shitty end of the stick and leave him nothing to work with. So it will be interesting to see what he does with the franchise he rebooted.

One thing we know he has done is to bring back the original cast.

Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum are coming back for what Trevorrow says will be the final part of a trilogy.  Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard also return.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Trevorrow assures us this will not be stunt casting:

“We’d have had to come up with a reason why Ellie, Malcolm and Grant all went to the theme park on the exact same day it broke down – again.”

“The next film allows the legacy characters to be a part of the story in an organic way.”

“Emily Carmichael and I call it ‘Jurassic Park VI’, because it is.”

“You start asking the most basic questions: who are these people now? What do they make of the new world they’re living in, and how do they feel about being part of its history? Ultimately it will be in collaboration with the actors. They know and love these characters. We’ll do it together.”

Jurassic World 3 (title to be announced) will open on June 11th, 2021.