Scarlett Johansson in Talks for Universal’s Jurassic World Reboot: A Fresh Take on the Classic Franchise

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

Scarlett Johansson, a two-time Oscar nominee, is in talks to join the Gareth Edwards-directed Jurassic World reboot at Universal. The news has been circulating for some time, but it appears to be quite solid. This new project puts Johansson in business with another major movie franchise, following her Black Widow days 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, is penning 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.

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 are overseeing the production at Universal. The Jurassic Park franchise, which is over 30 years old and has grossed $5.67 billion at the global box office, is being revived once again with this new addition to its lineup.

Scarlett Johansson was nominated for Best Actress for Netflix’s Marriage Story and Supporting Actress for Searchlight’s Taika Waititi-directed JoJo Rabbit in 2020. With her success at Marvel and now in talks to join the Jurassic World reboot at Universal, she continues to make her mark in Hollywood as one of its most talented actors.

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