A few weeks after learning that Universal was working on a new Jurassic World film, we now have an idea of who could direct it, as well as an official release date. The report specifies that negotiations are still in the early stages. The Deadline article also revealed the planned release date: July 2, 2025 in the US, which represents a fairly short timeline.
Universal then confirmed this date through a message on the Jurassic World X Twitter account. [February 6, 2024]
Leitch, formerly a stuntman for Brad Pitt, has been on the rise since co-directing John Wick with Chad Stahelski in 2014 (although, according to the terms of the Directors Guild of America, only Stahelski was credited). He then directed Charlize Theron’s thriller Atomic Blonde in 2017, Hobbs & Shaw, and more recently, Bullet Train.
His next film will be The Fall Guy, an action film with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, set to be released on May 1, 2024 in France. Steven Spielberg will also be an executive producer. David Leitch at the premiere of Atomic Blonde.
Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill, who starred in the original trilogy, are also not expected to return. The last film was released in 2022, proving that the franchise still has a bright future. Although the reviews were mixed, the film crossed the coveted billion-dollar mark at the global box office.