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New Jurassic World Movie Will Not Tap John Wick's David Leitch To Direct

Leitch was said to be in "early talks" to direct the next installment but those talks broke down.


[UPDATE] David Leitch will apparently not direct the next Jurassic World movie. Deadline reports that talks between Leitch and Universal broke down.

"Insiders say the parting was amicable and that ultimately the studio and Leitch had different visions for the film," Deadline reported.

The original story is below.

Universal Pictures could be eyeing big-name director David Leitch to make the next Jurassic World movie. Deadline reports that Leitch is in "early talks" to direct the movie, which is set for release on July 2, 2025.

This new film is expected to be a "completely fresh take" for the series and will not feature Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the stars of the Jurassic World series. The original trilogy's stars--including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum--are also not expected to return.

Leitch has a history with Universal, as he directed the movie studio's Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. He's perhaps best known for co-directing John Wick and Deadpool 2. His next film is Fall Guy, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt and releases in May.

According to a previous report, Universal has hired veteran writer David Koepp to write a script for the new Jurassic World movie. Koepp wrote the original Jurassic Park and its sequel. There is no word yet on what the story might be for the next Jurassic movie.

Steven Spielberg, the mastermind behind the original Jurassic Park, will reportedly serve as executive producer through his Amblin Entertainment banner.

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