Scarlett Johansson Finally Confirms What We Knew About Her Jurassic World Role


Speaking to at the Fly Me to the Moon press junket, Scarlett Johansson confirmed her casting in the next Jurassic World installment. As we reported back in March, the actress had been in negotiations with the studio for months on starring in the film.


“Everything,” Johansson, who last led a blockbuster franchise during her Marvel Cinematic Universe tenure, responded when asked what about the new Jurassic project made her want to return to franchise films. “I’m an enormous Jurassic Park fan. It’s one of the first films I remember seeing in the theater. I remember seeing it so vividly. It was like life-changing. It was mind-blowing. I cannot express how excited I am.”



This untitled sequel, tentatively known as Jurassic World 4, is penned by David Koepp, the writer of the original Jurassic Park (1993) screenplay. Jurassic World 4 represents Koepp’s first time working in the franchise since 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This will also be Koepp’s first Jurassic script not to be directed by Steven Spielberg as Gareth Edwards (GodzillaThe Creator) will helm the project.


Johansson joining Jurassic World is a long time coming, as she revealed she had been pushing to work within the franchise since it returned to theaters in the 2010s. The new film is set for release next year on July 2, 2025.






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