What is the Jurassic World 4 release date? In 1993 Steven Spielberg triggered a worldwide cinema phenomenon with his adventure film Jurassic Park. Since then, the franchise has spawned several sequels, including the new chapter of the series starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard: Jurassic World. But after the open ending of Jurassic World Dominion, this trilogy doesn’t seem to be the end, and many fans may be wondering what’s next?
The Jurassic World franchise tells the story of prehistoric creatures brought into the modern world and follows humans who use the power of genetic engineering to bring dinosaurs to life and then must band together to survive their creations. In the last film, Jurassic World Dominion, we saw a new age of human-dinosaur coexistence being exploited and left in a space of uncertainty as the credits began to roll.
Although Jurassic World is being marketed as a trilogy, producer Frank Marshall and director Colin Trevorrow have both hinted that more films may be in the pipeline. Considering the ending of the last film and the fact that every Jurassic World film was a box office hit, we’re sure an announcement for a Jurassic World 4 release date is just around the corner. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about the potential sequel. Warning, spoilers ahead!
Jurassic World 4 release date speculation
Sorry Dino fans, but there is currently no release date for Jurassic World 4. Since Jurassic World Dominion only released in June 2022, we’re betting that an official announcement won’t come for a few years – and that also depends on how Dominion performs at the box office.
But fear not, while it’s not official yet, Jurassic World 4 is still a possibility. Producer Franck Marshall told Slash Film in an interview that despite Dominion ending the Jurassic World trilogy, more films are on the horizon as the team isn’t done with the prehistoric IP.
“I think ‘Dominion’ will close this trilogy, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re going to sit down and see what the future holds,” he said.
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“We have this wonderful series ‘Camp Cretaceous’ on Netflix. We obviously want to make quality, good movies with great storytelling, great writers and directors, but we definitely want to do more in the Jurassic world.”
So yes, while nothing is confirmed, hopefully we’re optimistic that Jurassic World 4 news will reach us soon.
Speculations about the plot of Jurassic World 4
We don’t know exactly what will happen in the Jurassic World 4 storyline. Considering all the loose ends and new dynamics left behind in the final film, Jurassic World Dominion, we can outline future story possibilities for the hypothetical film.
At the end of Jurassic World Dominion, we learn that there is still a long way to go before humans and dinosaurs coexist. The film showed us illegal dino black markets, T-Rex eating people off the street, and we all witnessed the corrupt corporation Biosyn playing with prehistoric genetics and almost causing a global catastrophe.
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In short, greedy people still cause problems and probably will continue to do so. Jurassic World Dominion tells the story of Biosyn’s downfall after a swarm of genetically engineered locusts begin to devastate the world’s food supply.
Maisie Lockwood, the clone of Benjamin Lockwood’s granddaughter introduced in Fallen Kingdom, and Raptor Blue’s baby are hunted for their DNA while the company tries to fix their mistakes.
The movie ended with a bunch of old and new faces from the Jurassic World and Jurassic Park movies banding together to save Maisie and expose Biosyn as an evil company.
But despite the happy ending, dinosaurs still roam the streets, humans still poach and exploit them, and now the whole world knows about Maisie’s clone DNA. It’s pretty much an open ending and prime real estate for a sequel that will rear its head as we explore more of this new modern dinosaur era.
In an interview with GamesRadar, Colin Trevorrow hinted that the next film in the franchise, if made, will follow from the perspective of the new characters introduced in Jurassic World Dominion.
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Those characters are DeWanda Wise, who plays the sparkling pilot Kayla, and Mamoudou Athie, the charismatic communications director at Biosyn Ramsay.
“We’re introducing new characters in this film, big new characters that I’m as proud of as any character I’ve ever worked with,” he said. “And that’s how the idea came about that DeWanda Wise [who plays pilot Kayla Watts] and Mamoudou Athie could continue in the franchise is exciting.”
With that in mind, the new film could either explore Kayla’s backstory and delve into her dealings with the dinosaur black market. Or we could witness Ramsay exploring a new direction for Biosyn, ushering in a new era of coexistence and evolution between dinosaurs and humans. Anyway, the future looks exciting!
Jurassic World 4 cast speculation
As mentioned above, it looks like Jurassic World 4 will focus more on the new characters introduced by Dominion. That means we may be saying goodbye to some of our fan-favorite stars.
The good news is that if Trevorrow’s statements are true, Wise and Athie will likely be back for a new sequel. In our interview with Athie regarding his role in Dominion, we asked the actor if he would return as Ramsay should the opportunity arise.
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Athie responded positively to the idea, saying: “Oh yes! I mean anything is possible. You know? Who knows? But I have a hard time speculating about when, how, who and what, you know? But I’m always open. Yes. It would be cool.”
Chris Pratt, who plays Owen Grady in the Jurassic World films, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire Dearing, will also likely appear in the sequel in some way.
But other than that, the two probably won’t be big players this time around. In an interview with ETalk, Pratt and Howard clarified that Dominion is the “end” of their characters’ stories.
But given the franchise’s tendency to bring back its familiar faces (just look at how Dominion reunited Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum), we’re willing to bet that Pratt and Howard are probably at the very beginning will have a cameo appearance the least. It’s also unclear if Isabella Sermon, who played Maisie Lockwood, will return for a Jurassic World 4 if one is made.
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Considering she’s likely to be part of the new generation of the series (along with Raptor Blue’s little baby), we can easily see her joining Athie and Wise in a future sequel – fingers crossed! We will definitely keep you informed of any further news.
And that’s all, dinosaur lovers! Everything we know about the Jurassic World 4 release date, plot and cast. For more franchise fun, check out our list of Fast and Furious movies here.