David Koepp, who wrote the screenplay for the original 'Jurassic Park,' returns for the yet-untitled film
Hold onto your seats, because the next Jurassic World finally has a release date!
Three decades after Jurassic Park became a cultural phenomenon, and less than two years after Jurassic World Dominion was thought to be the final installment, fans of the franchise can rejoice knowing more dinosaurs are on the way.
On Monday, Jurassic World’s official Instagram account posted the iconic T-rex logo, made famous by the 1993 blockbuster, this time adding a date: July 2, 2025.
While the social media upload did not offer more information past the release date, it was previously announced by The Hollywood Reporter last month that some of the original writers would be returning to recreate a new feature film.
David Koepp, who wrote the screenplays for the original Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, both based on Michael Crichton's books of the same name, is set to return to write the script with a new storyline.
Steven Spielberg, who famously directed the first film, will return to executive produce the upcoming project.
Bullet Train director David Leitch is reportedly in talks to direct next year’s film, Variety said on Monday.
Since Jurassic Park's 1993 release, it's earned more than $6 billion worldwide. The original cast consisted of Sam Neill as paleontologist Alan Grant; Laura Dern as Ellie Satler, a colleague of his; Samuel L. Jackson played park engineer Ray Arnold; Jeff Goldblum as mathematician Ian Malcolm; and more.
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Throughout the years, several cast members have returned for other installments of the franchise, which include: 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, 2001’s Jurassic Park III, 2015’s Jurassic World, 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Jurassic World Dominion in 2022.
For Dominion, familiar faces like Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who joined in later years, were introduced to Neil, 76, Dern, 56, and Goldblum, 71.
"I can say that it was incredible to be back together," Dern told PEOPLE in May 2022 about returning to her role. "It was an amazing thing to join my original cast members and go down memory lane, from that experience in the beginning of a franchise through the whole course of these films together with all the key cast members who have been working on these movies, as well as director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg, who is like family to me."
That same month, Pratt, 44, visited the Today show and told its hosts and viewers alike, “This is the sixth Jurassic film, and it's the end of this franchise."
"Is it really the end?" asked Savannah Guthrie, as she and co-anchor Hoda Kotb chatted with him ahead of the premiere of Dominion.
"I really do think it's the end, yeah," he said. "You got the legacy cast back — Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum — plus the cast of Jurassic World, all our storylines converging in a way that is very much a finale."
At this time, a cast has not yet been announced for Jurassic World’s July 2025 release.