Scarlett Johansson to Join Gareth Edwards-Directed Jurassic Park Reboot Amid Ongoing Lawsuit Over Black Widow Release

Universal Studios in Discussions with Scarlett Johansson for Role in Gareth Edwards’ ‘Jurassic World’ Film

Scarlett Johansson, an accomplished actress with two Oscar nominations under her belt, is currently in discussions to join the Gareth Edwards-directed reboot of Jurassic Park at Universal. After finding success as Black Widow in the Marvel movies, Johansson is now looking to be a part of another major movie franchise.

This news comes after she sued Disney over the 2021 release of Black Widow, which was made available on Disney+ at the same time as the theatrical release, causing a decrease in box office revenue. However, the lawsuit was ultimately settled between both parties.

Universal is fast-tracking the Jurassic World project with a scheduled release date of July 2, 2025. David Koepp is penning the latest iteration of the film, which will be a fresh take on the Jurassic era. Cast members from previous Jurassic World movies are not expected to return for this new installment.

Jurassic World will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin Entertainment, with Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley producing through Kennedy-Marshall. The Jurassic Park franchise, which celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year, has grossed $1.67 billion at the global box office. The first movie was followed by two sequels before being revived in 2015 with Jurassic World.

In addition to her work on blockbuster movies, Scarlett Johansson has received critical acclaim for her roles in films such as Marriage Story and JoJo Rabbit, where she earned Oscar nominations.

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