Scarlett Johansson Celebrates Joining Her 1 Dream Franchise After '10 Years' Of Trying

Scarlett Johansson has, after careful consideration, decided to endorse the park.

After confirming her casting Monday in the upcoming fourth installment of the “Jurassic World” franchise, the Oscar-nominated actor revealed that it was something she’s petitioned for for more than a decade.

“I’ve been trying to get into this franchise in any possible way for over 10 years,” Johansson told “I’m like, ‘I’ll die in the first five minutes! I can get eaten by whatever! I’ll do the craft service!’ I’ll do anything for it.”

“The fact that it’s happened … is actually unbelievable,” she continued. “I can’t believe it.”

Johansson will follow in the footsteps of a long line of female actors whose characters barely managed to survive the treacherous park, including Laura Dern and Julianne Moore, who starred in the first two “Jurassic” films directed by Steven Spielberg.

The series took a long break after “Jurassic Park III” met a horrid reception in 2001. But the franchise returned under the “Jurassic World” banner in 2015 — the trilogy made billions at the box office — although those films, too, werecriticallypanned.

No stranger to blockbuster franchises, Johansson has starred in nine Marvel movies since 2010. Asked what drew her to the “Jurassic World” saga, she replied, “Everything.”

“I’m an enormous ‘Jurassic Park’ fan,” she told “It’s one of the first films I remember seeing in the theater. I remember seeing it so vividly. It was, like, life-changing. It was mind-blowing. I cannot express how excited I am.”

Johansson will star opposite Mahershala Ali in the upcoming installment of
Johansson will star opposite Mahershala Ali in the upcoming installment of "Jurassic World." Left: Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images; Right: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

While many fans of the original Michael Crichton novel and Spielberg movies have tired of the “Jurassic” sequels, the upcoming installment shows some promise. It will feature Hollywood heavyweights like Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, cast opposite Johansson, and “Godzilla” (2014) director Gareth Edwards behind the camera.

Plus, the original “Jurassic Park” screenwriter is back in charge.

“The script is so incredible,” Johansson told the outlet. “David Koepp wrote it. He returned after, like, 30 years to write the script. He’s so passionate about it, which is awesome.”