TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 22, 2018
Colin Trevorrow may have been fired as the director of Star Wars Episode IX, but he's going to get a chance to finish one trilogy at least. That's right, folks. A full four months before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in theaters, Universal has already greenlit a third film, given it a release date, and basically crossed their fingers that Trevorrow will deliver something better than whatever it was that got him fired from Star Wars.
According to Variety, Trevorrow will be writing the script for the film alongside Emily Carmichael, who has a co-writing credit on next month's Pacific Rim: Uprising—git it AWN til I die. Trevorrow had this to say...
“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” says Trevorrow. “I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. (Bayona) has brought to ‘Fallen Kingdom,’ and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”
So, to recap: The second movie hasn't come out but Universal's already got a release date booked three years from now for a third film, provided Trevorrow doesn't shit the bed the way he did on Episode IX. You know, come to think of it, J.J. Abrams' next movie comes out 18 months before this one. I'm gonna go ahead and say he's available to step in should the need arise.
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