Gareth Edwards Takes Over As Director Of New ‘Jurassic World’ Movie

Following his tumultuous experience directing Rogue One, Gareth Edwards decided to step away from Hollywood for a while. He reemerged last year with The Creator, an original sci-fi work that was one of the year’s best films. However, it underperformed at the box office, which has led many to speculate on Edwards’ future. Well, it turns out the call to blockbusters is strong.

Edwards has taken over Universal’s new Jurassic World movie, the one that recently saw director David Leitch exit due to creative differences.  You can’t fault Universal and Amblin for seeking out Edwards, who has a ton of blockbuster experience under his belt. He also directed 2015’s Godzilla film that launched the MonsterVerse.

So while on the one hand, it’s disappointing to see him drawn back into the style of filmmaking he sought to leave behind, perhaps he’s scratching a particular itch. Jurassic Park is one of the great all-time franchises, and he’ll get to work with the likes of Steven Spielberg. That’s gotta be tough to refuse.

The new Jurassic World movie is set for July 2nd 2025, and will have an entirely new cast. Edwards will have to get moving quickly so expect news on that very soon.

Travis Hopson
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