Rupert Friend Joins Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Bailey for Untitled ‘Jurassic’ Film

Rupert Friend Joins Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Bailey for Untitled 'Jurassic' Film
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Let’s start off with a short recap. The Jurassic World trilogy starring Chris Pratt continued where Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park trilogy left off and expanded the universe of Michael Crichton’s original novel. Now, while Dominion was supposed to be the last movie in the series, it was soon confirmed that the studio was not giving up on the franchise and that a new trilogy of movies was planned. David Leitch was originally attached to the movie, but he later departed and was replaced by Gareth Edwards, who will be helming the film. We have also received some casting updates, and the most recent report seemingly reveals that we have the three main characters from the movie.

The untitled movie will supposedly start a completely new storyline; sure, Jurassic World was something new as well, but it was a sequel to the story started in Jurassic Park, so the stories were, despite all the differences, connected. This new series will supposedly start a completely new storyline set within the same fictional universe.

Whatever you thought based on our introduction, we don’t know much about the movie as a whole. The movie has no title yet, but filming is supposedly set to begin next month in London, with the studio aiming for a July 2, 2025 release, hoping to have a summer blockbuster in its hands. We’ll see about that, as the World trilogy became a major mess by the time it was over, but we hope that the new movies will be like the original trilogy.

As far as the cast and crew is concerned, we have confirmation that paleontologist Steve Brusatte is back as the movie’s dinosaur consultant, which is great. We have also reported earlier that Scarlett Johansson is in talks to star in the movie, as well as that Glen Powell rejected an offer to be in the movie, although the actor said that it was a great movie and that he is looking forward to it. Now, Johansson’s involvement is more or less a sure thing, like that of Jonathan Bailey, while Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is also in talks to appear in the movie.

But, aside from these rumors, we also have a new confirmed cast member, as Universal has confirmed that Rupert Friend will be joining Johansson and Bailey in the upcoming movie, most likely taking over Powell’s potential role. Not much is known about Friend’s role, but he is a well-known actor and we’re certain that he will help the movie become even better. Oh, also, David Koepp, the writer of the two original movies, wrote the script, which seems to be a good sign if you ask us!

And that is all that we have for you now, but be sure to keep following us for all the updates!

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