As if summer 2015 wasn’t already looking overloaded with huge movies, now there’s one more. The fourth Jurassic Park movie, now titled Jurassic World, is coming out June 12, 2015. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is officially directing from a script he co-wrote with Safety co-writer Derek Connolly.
Jurassic Park 4 was initially going to be released next summer, the project was put on hold back in May (for rewrites, etc.) and delayed until 2015. In the time since, we haven’t gotten much in the way of official news about the film, although there have been rumors about the plot and new dinosaurs.
So what can we gleam from a name like Jurassic World? While the title of the film isn’t necessarily a concrete indicator of its plot, it does seem to confirm the rumor that the plot will have something to do with a now fully functional dinosaur theme park, as per John Hammond’s original vision. (Disney World + Jurassic Park = Jurassic World?)
As for the release date, Jurassic World will hit theaters a week before the Assassin’s Creed adaptation and a month after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Seeing as 2015 will be the biggest movie summer that the world has ever seen – with movies like Batman vs. Superman, Star Wars 7, Terminator 5, Mission Impossible 5, Warcraft, Finding Dory, Ant-Man, Independence Day 2, the Fantastic Four reboot, and more being released – it’ll be interesting to see where all the films without release dates set up shop.
The conventional wisdom seems to be that 2015 will be box office heaven, but is it possible that moviegoers will be so burnt out on blockbusters that they only turn out for the really big ones? We’ll have to wait a couple years to find out.