Colin Trevorrow will not return for Jurassic Park 5


Since Unviersal (and every other studio) is desperately trying to make massive franchises these days we’re pretty much guaranteed a Jurassic Park 5. While there’s been no official confirmation, it’s basically a given. What is also a given, evidently, is that Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World will not return.

Speaking at the world premiere the directors said, “Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director.”

We’ll just ignore the fact that he compared a massive science fiction universe to a shakily established one about dinosaurs. Aside from that it’s hard to be upset here. Maybe Trevorrow is going to blow us away with some amazing direction in Jurassic World, but as of now we’ve only got Safety Not Guaranteed to go off of. That’s a great movie, but we have no idea how he’ll handle action or if he can himself put a unique stamp on the universe. I can’t say that any directors before him have aside from Stephen Spielberg in the first film.

[via CS]

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