'Jurassic Park 4' (now officially titled 'Jurassic World') only just began filming in Hawaii, but life finds a way and Universal is already planning sequels to the upcoming, uh, sequel. (Please read previous sentence in your best Jeff Goldblum voice.) The studio has some pretty big plans for the upcoming film, and those plans involve setting the stage to continue the franchise, if they can.
There has been much talk and speculation over which cast members, if any, would return for 'Jurassic Park 4'. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern have said publicly they haven't been approached about returning for the new film, but it turns out one of the original 'Jurassic Park' cast members will return after all. Who will it be?
Even if you don't know Phil Tippett by name, you certainly know his work. He was hired by George Lucas to work on the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and was responsible for creating and stop-motion animating the AT-ATs, the tauntauns and later some of the creatures in 'Return of the Jedi' (for which he would win his first Oscar). He also was hired by Steven Spielberg to supervise the animation of the dinosaurs for 'Jurassic Park,' a large part of what that film was so successful (indeed, he would win another Oscar for his work). While none of the subsequent 'Jurassic Park' (or 'Star Wars' films for that matter) would bring him back, director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed that Tippett will return for the upcoming 'Jurassic World.'
Well, it's officially happening: 'Jurassic Park 4,' titled 'Jurassic World,' is really assembling a cast, and the latest name to get attached is young actor Nick Robinson, who starred in 2013's 'The Kings of Summer.' Details on his character are scarce, but to paraphrase the great Ian Malcolm, we're sure he will be involved in plenty of running and screaming.
'Jurassic Park 4,' now titled 'Jurassic World,' is firming up its human cast for the next adventure into dino-land with director Colin Trevorrow. And what 'Jurassic Park' movie would be complete without at least one kid to rattle the adults, right? This latest franchise installment is now looking to Tony Stark's kid sidekick in 'Iron Man 3.'
The last we heard from 'Jurassic Park 4' was that Universal had scuttled the previous June, 2014 release date, reportedly for script and turnaround issues. However, those who were afraid that the project was completely sunk have a reason to be excited again: 'Jurassic Park 4' appears to be officially back on track for a 2015 release.
We all recall when, not too long ago, Universal put their upcoming Colin Trevorrow-directed 'Jurassic Park 4' on hold? Well, we might (keyword here is *might*) have a better idea as to why. Despite a past statement from the producer, rumor has it that this next installment will be a big-time reboot, but is there any truth here?
Just as recently as last week we had fresh 'Jurassic Park 4' updates from director Colin Trevorrow who tweeted from the location scout that the upcoming sequel would return to the original Jurassic Park. But things move fast in Hollywood and just a few days later comes word that 'Jurassic Park 4' has been shut down and may not be happening at all any time soon.