Steven Spielberg has announced that Colin Trevorrow will return to write and direct Jurassic World 3. Trevorrow helmed the first installment in the new trilogy and then went over to the Star Wars universe to set up shop for Star Wars 9. But, Trevorrow didn't really fit the bill for Lucasfilm and it was recently announced that he and the studio were parting ways, which leaves him plenty of time to get started on Jurassic World 3. Funnily enough, J.J. Abrams is returning to direct the final installment in the Star Wars trilogy, just like Colin Trevorrow is returning to the Jurassic World franchise.

Steven Spielberg made the announcement in a new interview while out promoting his latest project, Ready Player One, which just opened this weekend. The legendary director confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will return to direct Jurassic World 3. He had this to say.

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"Colin Trevorrow is going write and direct the third Jurassic World story."

Spielberg will be on hand to executive produce the final movie in the trilogy. Trevorrow has yet to make an official statement as of this writing. It was recently announced that Jurassic World 3 will be released on June 11th, 2021. Additionally, Colin Trevorrow will executive produce alongside Steven Spielberg and co-write the screenplay with Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising) from a story that Trevorrow co-wrote with Derak Connolly. Connolly and Colin Trevorrow also wrote the first Jurassic World and Jurassic World 2. Trevorrow had this to say about working with Emily Carmichael.

"It's important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive. I'm thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy."

As for Jurassic World 2, which J.A. Bayona directed, it will hit theaters on June 22nd of this year. The sequel received some harsh criticism when the first trailer was released because many fans believed that it gave away too much of the movie. Bayona and Colin Trevorrow both revealed that the footage shown in the initial trailer was from the first 45 minutes of the film and reassured fans that they have nothing to worry about. The sequel is hitting at one of the biggest summers in box office history with the release of Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Incredibles 2, Sicario 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and more.

There we have it. Much like J.J. Abrams coming in to direct the first and last installments in the latest Star Wars trilogy, Colin Trevorrow will do the same with the Jurassic World franchise. There's still a pretty long wait for Jurassic World 3, but fans can rest easy since the sequel hasn't even hit theaters yet. This is a developing story and more news is expected to be announced shortly. Until then, you can check out the original report at Entertainment Weekly.

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