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Scarlett Johansson In Talks For Gareth Edwards’ ‘Jurassic World’ Movie At Universal

Two-time Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the Gareth Edwards-directed Jurassic World reboot at Universal.

This has been out there in the ether for some time, but it’s looking quite solid. This puts Johansson in business with another major movie franchise following her Black Widow days at Marvel, which resulted in the star suing Disney over the 2021 pandemic release of that movie, which the studio opted to go day-and-date on Disney+, thus siphoning box office grosses. The two sides ultimately settled.

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Universal is assembling the project quickly for a July 2, 2025, release. David Koepp, who adapted the first Jurassic Park from Michael Crichton’s classic novel, is penning the latest iteration of Jurassic World.

The new movie is a fresh take on a Jurassic era with Jurassic World castmembers Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard not expected to return, nor the original trilogy’s thespians Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill.

Jurassic World will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin Entertainment. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley will produce through Kennedy-Marshall. EVP Production Development Sara Scott and Creative Executive of Production Development Jacqueline Garell are overseeing the production at Uni.

The Jurassic Park franchise is more than 30 years old and has grossed $5.67 billion at the global box office. The Spielberg-directed 1993 original was followed up by two sequels, The Lost World (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001). In 2015, Uni revived the franchise with Jurassic World, followed by Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Dominion (2022).

Johansson was nominated for Best Actress for Netflix’s Marriage Story and Aupporting Actress for Searchlight’s Taika Waititi-directed Jojo Rabbit; both were in 2020.

InSneider first had the news about Johansson circling Jurassic World.

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