From Marvel to Jurassic World: Scarlett Johansson’s Latest Movie Move

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. This project puts Johansson in business with another 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, the two sides were able to come to an agreement.

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.

However, cast members from previous Jurassic World films such as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are not expected to return, nor are original trilogy actors Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill. This new version of Jurassic World will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin Entertainment and Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley through Kennedy-Marshall Productions. 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 around 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 now circling this project after being nominated for Best Actress for Netflix’s Marriage Story and Supporting Actress for Searchlight’s Taika Waititi-directed JoJo Rabbit in 2020

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