Scarlett Johansson Set to Reboot Jurassic World: A Look at the New Movie and Its Creative Team

Scarlett Johansson in Negotiations for Role in Universal’s ‘Jurassic World’ Film Directed by Gareth Edwards

Universal is set to launch a new Jurassic World reboot, with two-time Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson in talks to join the project. The news of her involvement comes after months of speculation and has been confirmed as solid. This marks Johansson’s return to a major movie franchise following her Black Widow days at Marvel.

Johansson’s time at Marvel resulted in a lawsuit against Disney over the 2021 pandemic release of that movie, which was ultimately settled. However, this experience has not deterred her from joining other major film franchises.

The latest iteration of Jurassic World is being written by David Koepp, who adapted the first Jurassic Park from Michael Crichton’s classic novel. The new movie takes a fresh approach to the Jurassic era, but original trilogy actors Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill are not expected to return. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard may also be absent from this new version.

Steven Spielberg will executive produce through Amblin Entertainment, with Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley producing through Kennedy-Marshall. EVP Production Development Sara Scott and Creative Executive of Production Development Jacqueline Garell are overseeing the production at Universal. The Jurassic Park franchise has been running for over 30 years and has grossed $5.67 billion at the global box office. The original 1993 film directed by Spielberg was followed by two sequels, The Lost World (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001). In 2015, Universal revived the franchise with Jurassic World, followed by Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Dominion (2022).

Johansson is best known for her roles in Marriage Story and JoJo Rabbit, earning her Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress respectively in 2020. With this new role in Jurassic World, she continues to showcase her versatility as an actress and joins another popular movie franchise.

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