Bryan Cranston Wants to Join Bryce Dallas Howard for New Jurassic World Film

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Since the announcement of a new Jurassic film in the works, fans have been wondering who will be tied to the project. Will we see the return of some familiar faces, or will we get all new characters to enter the fray? One such character many fans are wondering if will return is Claire Dearing. Since Claire’s growth and evolution have been a huge driving force behind a lot of the Jurassic World series, will we be seeing more of her?

The Bryce Dallas Howard Network tweeted a clip from a recent interview EXTRA did with the actress herself, along with her co-star Bryan Cranston, promoting their new film Argylle. In it, Howard was asked if she was coming back to the franchise for the 7th installment. While she states that she would like to return, her ultimate hope was that “{…] they continue with the story and the conceit that Michael Crichton has created, and invite new cast members and storytellers to be a part of it.”

Later in the interview Cranston chimes in, stating that he would “love to be a part of Jurassic World,” and that he loves the films. Bryan Cranston is a renowned actor, known for roles in films and shows such as Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle, Godzilla (2014), Isle of Dogs, and many many more. He’s the kind of actor who would be an amazing addition to the franchise, adding to the already incredible list of talented performers who have been a part of this saga.

You can watch the entire interview below:

While the original announcement of a new film stated that it would be the start of a “new Era” for the franchise, it is unknown at this point if any characters (human or dinosaurs) from the first six films will be returning for the new movie. We also have had no further word on who else will be working behind the camera as well.

In the last several years Bryce Dallas Howard has found herself in the director’s chair for several projects, including the popular Star Wars series The Mandalorian, and The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+. Proving to have great a passion for her projects, as well as a wonderful eye and directorial skill, perhaps the person best to take on the reigns of Jurassic 7’s director’s chair is someone close with the material already?

With the film’s initial announcement stating that Universal is currently aiming for a 2025 release, we suspect that if they intend to keep to that timetable more announcements could be just around the corner.

What do you think? Who would you like to see star in the next Jurassic film? Would you like to see familiar faces or all-new characters? Who would you like to see direct the film?

Steve Brusatte Returning as Paleontology Consultant for Upcoming Jurassic World Film

Recently exciting news broke that a brand new Jurassic World film is in the works with the legend David Koepp on board to write. It seems the production will continue to add excellent talent, as Dr. Steve Brusatte is returning as paleontology consultant for the film as well – once again filling the role Dr. Jack Horner assumed on Jurassic films past. Every Jurassic film has benefitted greatly from the knowledge of dinosaur experts, and the next Jurassic World film will be no different.

Brusatte shared and confirmed the news on social media:

Brusatte contributed important dinosaur and creature insights on Jurassic World: Dominion, and is a great educator, author, and communicator in the paleontology and science communities. This announcement affirms that some thrilling prehistoric encounters are in store for audiences in the next Jurassic film.

What do you think about Steve Brusatte returning as paleontology consultant for this film? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost as there will be no shortage of production news about the next Jurassic World film as we move forward!

New Jurassic World Movie in the Works with David Koepp Writing

In incredible news we are somewhat shocked to read, a brand new Jurassic World movie is in the works at Universal Pictures with none other than David Koepp (screenwriter of both Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park) on board to write!

More from The Hollywood Reporter, who originally reported this story:

Universal is said to be moving fast with the script from Koepp, who penned Steven Spielberg’s original ‘Jurassic Park’ and its 1997 sequel.

You can’t keep a good T. rex down.

Although it’s been two years since the last time dinosaurs roamed the Earth in 2022’s Jurassic World Dominion, Universal Pictures has hardly kept its biggest franchise trapped in amber.

The studio is deep into the development of an all-new Jurassic World movie and has David Koepp back at the keyboard. Koepp was the writer of the original 1993 Jurassic Park, famously directed by Steven Spielberg, and its sequel, 1997’s Jurassic Park: The Lost World.

The project, which has been flying under the radar, is far enough along, and the script in a well-liked shape, that the studio is whispering of a possible 2025 release date.

There is no director on board, but Frank Marshall, the veteran and celebrated producer who oversaw the Jurassic World trilogy, is back producing, as is another Jurassic vet, Patrick Crowley. Spielberg will executive produce via his Amblin Entertainment banner.

It is unclear what form the relaunch is taking. It is known to be launching a “new Jurassic era,” per sources, with an all-new storyline. That would seem to rule out the return of the characters played by Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. And it seems characters featured in the original Jurassic Park movies, played by Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, would not be involved.

The fact that it’s being called a new “Jurassic World” instead of “Jurassic Park” may also be telling. That would suggest that the franchise is likely not taking a back-to-basics approach but could go to parts unknown (Jurassic Space? Just putting it out there).

The Jurassic franchise is a key jewel in Universal’s film history with the 1993 original movie redefining special effects and having a long-lasting impact on pop culture. Six movies have been made over the span of three decades, earning more than $6 billion worldwide. The original Jurassic Park adapted the 1990 novel by Michael Crichton.

Executive VP of Production Development Sara Scott and Creative Executive of Production Development Jacqueline Garell will oversee the project for Universal.

Koepp is the veteran screenwriter whose credits range from the original Mission: Impossible (1996) film and the first Spider-Man movie (2002) to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and last year’s Indy entry, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Needless to say, we are unbelievably excited for not only this film, but the future of Jurassic in 2024 and beyond!

Who will direct and star in this new film? What will the title be, and who will provide musical underscore? Those are among the most enticing questions as we move forward. Who do you think should come on board and be involved in the next film chapter of the Jurassic story?

Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost here and on YouTube for all the latest news!

Sony Pictures Dedicates Music Building to John Williams on Historic Lot

The legendary John Williams has had a music building dedicated to him on the historic Culver City Lot by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and was honored by Directors Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams among others at the ceremony. And check out that poster to the right!

The newly named John Williams Music Building honors the Academy, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer for his contributions to the world of film and music. With 53 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the most nominated individual in Academy history and has had a prolific career that has spanned more than six decades.

“The first time I came to this studio was 1940 when my father brought me here to show me the stage. I was about 9 or 10 years old, and I thought, someday, this will all be mine! It’s finally come to be – it’s only taken me 92 years to get here! My hope and challenge for the next 100 years is to put in the work, make some good music, and make the next 100 years as good as the last,” Williams said at the ceremony. “This is bigger than ‘thank you’ – there are no words that can capture it in the English language; our language stops there. This is beyond an honor.”

Spielberg, who has worked on 29 projects with Williams said, “I have grown up with Johnny from the very beginning. What he’s done for me is something I haven’t been able to imagine. This building is where all my stress dissipates when I finally get to this stage of production, and I know I’m in your hands.” He added, “In the end, I don’t recognize the movies as mine but as ours. Thank you, Johnny. My movies would not be the same without you.”

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