After helming “Jurassic World” — and then sitting out for its sequel, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — Colin Trevorrow is set to return to direct the third pic in the series, which he is currently co-writing with Emily Carmichael.
Entertainment Weekly broke the director news on Friday with a statement from Steven Spielberg, who is currently on the press circuit for “Ready Player One”.
“Fallen Kingdom” doesn't bow until this June, but Universal and Spielberg are already moving quickly to get the third film in motion, dating it for June 11, 2021. Directed by JA Bayona, “Fallen Kingdom” is set to open on June 22, 2018. Trevorrow co-wrote that movie with Derek Connolly.
Spielberg and Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's latest installment in the franchise.
2015's “Jurassic World” was a monster hit, grossing $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.