an exciting development for dinosaur enthusiasts, the highly anticipated fourth installment of the Jurassic World franchise is set to hit screens in 2025. Universal Pictures has officially announced the release date for the upcoming film, slated to premiere on July 2, 2025, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Directorial discussions are underway, with filmmaker David Leitch currently in talks to helm the project. Notably, David Koepp, acclaimed for his work on Steven Spielberg’s iconic Jurassic Park (1993) and its 1997 sequel Jurassic Park: The Lost World, has joined the team as the writer for the sequel to 2022’s Jurassic World Dominion.
Reports suggest that the upcoming film aims to usher in a “new Jurassic era,” hinting at a departure from the characters portrayed by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who originated in Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 Jurassic World. This signals a fresh direction for the franchise, following the 2015 release of J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Fans of the original Jurassic Park saga may be disappointed, as characters played by Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum are unlikely to make a return in the fourth Jurassic World installment. These iconic performers shared the screen with Pratt and Howard in the previous film, Dominion.
Renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg is set to executive produce the upcoming movie through his production company, Amblin Entertainment. Joining him as producers are Jurassic Park veterans Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, along with David Leitch and Kelly McCormick of 87North, adding to the anticipation surrounding the latest addition to the Jurassic World series.