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‘Jurassic World’ Release Date Confirmed!

The fourth installment of Jurassic Park has been given an official release date and title! Universal Studios revealed that the film, which had been in limbo for over a decade, will be released on June 12, 2015 and given the official title Jurassic World. The latest edition of the Jurassic Park series was given the June 2015 release while writers for the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise continue to struggle with the script.

Rumors regarding the Jurassic World storyline claim that John Hammond will finally get his dream of a fully-functioning Jurassic Park on the island of Isla Nublar, with tens of thousands of visitors arriving each year. However, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow denied reports that dinosaurs will perform for humans in the park.

Jurassic World has been in limbo ever since Jurassic Park III hit theaters in 2001. Several scripts for the fourth installment have thankfully been abandoned entirely, including one that reportedly would feature dino-human hybrids with guns attempting to put a halt to a dinosaur-infested North America. Although Steven Spielberg will remain an executive producer, Trevorrow will take the directing reins from Joe Johnston, who directed the last installment. The film was originally scheduled to be released in June 2014, but has since been put back into development and given the June 2015 release date.

The original Jurassic Park was released in 1993 and went on to become one of the most successful movies of all time, grossing over $1 billion worldwide at the box office. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made, winning three Academy Awards the following year. Although its sequels, 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and 2001’s Jurassic Park III, were also box office smashes and grossed nearly $1 billion, they didn’t achieve the same success as the original.

No official casting announcements have been made for Jurassic World. However, it’s likely that Sam Neill will return for the role of Dr. Alan Grant and Laura Dern will return for the role of Dr. Ellie Degler.

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