When will Jurassic World 4 be released?

The iconic dinosaur franchise isn't extinct yet

A dinosaur roars in a scene from Jurassic World: Dominion
Dinosaurs will roam the earth once again in the new Jurassic World movie, the seventh in the Jurassic franchise. (Universal Pictures)
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Jurassic World may have been originally imagined as a trilogy, but the franchise isn't extinct yet.

A fourth film in the sequel series to Jurassic Park has been green-lit ahead of a summer 2025 release. It will be the seventh blockbuster in the franchise overall, and the first since 2022's Jurassic World: Dominion, with Rogue One's Gareth Edwards set to direct.

Here is everything we know so far about Jurassic World 4, including the release date, cast and plot.

Chris Pratt with a dinosaur in a scene from Jurassic World: Dominion
The most recent film in the franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion, was released in 2022. (Universal Pictures)

The next Jurassic World movie will be released in cinemas on 2 July, 2025.

The film will begin shooting on location in Thailand in June 2024, before moving on to location in Malta from July to September, then finally wrapping up interior shooting at Sky Studios Elstree, just outside of London.

Scarlett Johansson on The Today Show
Marvel star Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to blockbuster franchises. (NBC via Getty)

Scarlett Johansson is set to lead the next Jurassic Park movie, alongside Wicked star Jonathan Bailey and Rupert Friend. The cast will also include Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, best known for his role in Netflix's The Lincoln Lawyer, Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Luna Blaise (Manifest), and David Iacono (The Summer I Turned Pretty).

It has been reported that Jurassic World 4 won't see sequel trilogy cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning, nor will it see fan favourites Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern reprise their roles from the Jurassic Park franchise.

JURASSIC PARK, Jeff Goldblum, 1993.
Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm in 1993's Jurassic Park. (Alamy)

Anyone But You star Glen Powell turned down a role in the film. "Jurassic is one of my favourite movies. It's one of the things I’ve wanted to do my whole life," he told The Hollywood Reporter in May 2024. "I'm not doing that movie because I read the script and I immediately was like, my presence in this movie doesn't help it."

With production not yet under way, there is no footage to speak of that could be used for a trailer. Once filming has finished there will be an array of teasers and official trailers for fans to enjoy.

Gareth Edwards and Colin Trevorrow speak on stage at the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration
Gareth Edwards (left) appeared on stage with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow (right) at an event to celebrate 25 years of Jurassic Park in 2018. (Getty Images)

The Hollywood Reporter announced that the fourth Jurassic World movie will be written by David Koepp, who previously worked on the script for Steven Spielberg's original 1993 classic as well as its 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Variety reports that the film will be “a completely fresh take launching a new Jurassic era, following three adults and three teens getting stuck on the Island.”

The sequel will be helmed by Gareth Edwards, the same filmmaker behind 2023's visual epic The Creator and Star Wars spin-off Rogue One. Edwards' involvement was unveiled in February 2024, a short time after it was announced that the original director who was set to helm the film — Bullet Train filmmaker David Leitch — had dropped out.

American director Steven Spielberg poses between a pair of giant dinosaur feet in a publicity still for the film 'Jurassic Park', 1993.  (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
Steven Spielberg poses between a pair of giant dinosaur feet in a publicity still for Jurassic Park. (Murray Close/Getty Images)

The Hollywood Reporter also revealed that the new film will be executive produced by Spielberg, and produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley whose ties to the franchise go back a long way.

The movie is expected to launch a new era of the franchise, with reports suggesting that it will focus on a whole new story that will reignite the film series and take it in a new direction.

There are unconfirmed rumours that the film will be called 'Jurassic City', suggesting an urban setting for the dino-movie.

Jurassic World 4 will be released in cinemas on 2 July, 2025