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Jurassic World 4 release date speculation, cast, story, and more news

With Dominion ending the new Jurassic Park trilogy, here's what we can expect with the potential Jurassic World 4 release date. More, dinos, please and thanks.

What is the Jurassic World 4 release date? In 1993, Steven Spielberg kickstarted a global phenomenon with Jurassic Park. Since then, the franchise has spawned multiple sequels, including Jurassic World. But, following the open ending of Jurassic World Dominion, there could be more dinos on the horizon.

Telling the story of prehistoric creatures being brought to the modern world, the Jurassic World franchise follows the humans who bring dinosaurs to life. In the last film, Jurassic World Dominion (Check out our Jurassic World Dominion review here), we saw a new age of human and dinosaur cohabitation begin as the credits started to roll. One of the best movies in the franchise? Not exactly, but hey-ho.

Given that every film has been a box office hit, new movies and a roaring announcement for the Jurassic World 4 release date could be just around the corner. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about the potential sequel and who could be next in line for the Jurassic Park cast.

Jurassic World 4 release date speculation

Jurassic World 4 has not been greenlit, so if it happens, we think we’d be waiting until at least late 2025.

Considering Jurassic World Dominion was released in June 2022, we are betting that if an official announcement is made, it won’t take too long before dinosaurs are back on our screens, especially now that writers can make deals and work post-strike.

And, even though it isn’t official yet, Jurassic World 4 is still very much a possibility. Producer Franck Marshall told Slash Film in an interview that despite Dominion ending the Jurassic World trilogy, more movies are on the horizon as the team isn’t through with the prehistoric IP just yet. So although nothing is confirmed, we are hopefully optimistic that news on Jurassic World 4 will reach us soon.

“I think that ‘Dominion’s going to wrap up this trilogy, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re going to sit down, and we’re going to see what the future is,” he explained. “We have that wonderful series, ‘Camp Cretaceous,’ on Netflix. We obviously want to make quality, good movies with great storytelling, great writers and directors, but we’re definitely looking to do more in the ‘Jurassic’ world.”

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Who’s in the Jurassic World 4 cast?

It looks like Jurassic World 4 cast will be focusing more on the new characters introduced from Dominion, if it’s made. That means that we may be saying goodbye to some of our fan-favorite stars, old and new.

The good news is that if Trevorrow’s statements hold true, Wise and Athie will likely be back in the fold for a new sequel. In our interview with Athie regarding his part in Dominion, we asked the actor if he would return as Ramsay if the opportunity arose.

Athie responded positively, saying: “Oh, yeah! I mean, anything’s possible. You know? Who knows? But it’s hard for me to speculate on when, how, who, and what, you know? But I’m always open. Yeah. It’d be cool.”

Chris Pratt, who plays Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire Dearing, will likely show up in the sequel in some aspect too. But, saying that, the two probably won’t be big players this time around. In an interview with ETalk, Pratt and Howard clarified that Dominion was the “end” of their characters’ story.

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But, considering how the franchise has a tendency to bring back its familiar faces, (just look at how Dominion reunited Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum), we are willing to bet that Pratt and Howard will cameo. It’s also unclear if Isabella Sermon, who played Maisie Lockwood, will return. Considering how she is likely to be part of the new generation of the series (along with Raptor Blue’s little baby), we can easily see her joining Athie and Wise in a future sequel – fingers crossed!

Potential Jurassic World 4 cast list:

  • DeWanda Wise as Kayla
  • Mamoudou Athie as Ramsay
  • Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood
  • Chris Pratt as Owen Grady
  • Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing

Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire in Jurassic World Dominion

What is Jurassic World 4 about?

Although there’s no official plot synopsis for Jurassic World 4 yet, Colin Trevorrow hinted we’ll follow the same characters if he’s involved.

In an interview with GamesRadar, Colin Trevorrow said that the next film in the franchise, if made, will feature some of the new characters introduced in Dominion: DeWanda Wise, who plays the sparky pilot Kayla, and Mamoudou Athie, who is the charismatic communications head at Biosyn Ramsay.

“We introduce new characters, major new characters, in this movie, who I am as proud of as any characters I’ve ever been involved with,” he said. “And so the idea that DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie could carry on in the franchise is one that’s exciting to me.”

With that in mind, the new film could explore Kayla’s backstory, diving into her dealings with the dinosaur black market. Or we could witness Ramsay dealing with a new direction for Biosyn, and ushering in a new age of dinosaur and human cohabitation and development. On top of that, it’s entirely possible we might start a new trilogy with a fresh set of faces.

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Jurassic World Dominion

Is there a Jurassic World 4 trailer?

There’s no Jurassic World 4 trailer as the film hasn’t even been announced yet, but we’ll be waiting at least a couple of years if it is.

Even if a new movie is greenlit and goes into production in 2024, expect a significant wait for any footage. This film series is heavy on CGI, which means a lengthier schedule than most projects.

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Where can I watch Jurassic World 4?

If Jurassic World 4 is released, you can bet your favorite dino figurine on it being a theatrical release.

From there on, expect Universal’s usual cinema, to paid VOD, to streaming pipeline. Universal made the 17-day window to rental/purchase mainstream, but for its biggest performers, that window can be extended to make the most out of box office returns.

That’s all for now, but we also have some thoughts on why Jurassic Park’s main villain isn’t dinosaurs and a handy guide to watching the Jurassic Park movies in order. And you can check out our lists of the best adventure movies, best action movies, and best horror movies for other recommendations.