After a couple of months being fired from directing Star Wars Episode IX, Colin Trevorrow is set to return to the Jurassic World franchise. Trevorrow has been confirmed to be writing and directing the untitled third film. Universal seemingly wants to keep their franchise in familiar hands, the same ones that made the $1.67 billion-grossing first film.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Steven Spielberg revealed that “Colin Trevorrow is going to write and direct the third Jurassic World story.” Spielberg himself will also return as executive producer. The second film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will be out in theaters on June 22.
His return means he would not only be directing his second Jurassic film, but also co-writing for the third time. This is an interesting move as, similar to Star Wars, the third film will see a director return. What’s even more fascinating is the fact that Trevorrow lost the Star Wars directing job and that led to the parralel.