Scarlett Johansson to Join Universal’s Jurassic World Reboot: A Fresh Take on the Prehistoric Adventure

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

Jurassic World reboot at Universal is in talks to feature two-time Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson, who is known for her work with Marvel and sued Disney over the 2021 release of Black Widow. The new project puts her in another major movie franchise, following her time at Marvel.

Universal is moving quickly to assemble the project for a July 2, 2025 release. David Koepp, who adapted the first Jurassic Park from Michael Crichton’s classic novel, will pen the latest iteration of Jurassic World. The new movie is a fresh take on the Jurassic era, but cast members from previous Jurassic World films such as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are not expected to return. Original trilogy actors Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill are also not likely to return.

Jurassic World will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg 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 will oversee production at Universal. The Jurassic Park franchise has grossed $5.67 billion at the global box office after being revived by Universal in 2015 with Jurassic World followed by Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Dominion (2022).

Johansson was nominated for Best Actress for Netflix’s Marriage Story and Supporting Actress for Searchlight’s Taika Waititi-directed JoJo Rabbit in 2020 and has now shown interest in joining this new project. The news was first reported by InSneider.

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