Scarlett Johansson in talks to star in Jurassic World 4

Scarlett Johansson is returning to the world of franchises with Jurassic World 4

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in talks to lead the cast of Jurassic World 4.

Has Scarlett Johansson officially joined the cast of Jurassic World 4?

No. Scarlett Johansson hasn’t been officially announced as one of the stars of Jurassic World 4 yet. But rumors claiming that she will be leading the cast of Universal Pictures’ new Jurassic World movie had been circulating online since earlier this March 2024. These speculations were then seemingly confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter on March 25 of the same year with a report saying that the actress is indeed in talks to star in the movie.

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2

If Johansson ends up heading the acting ensemble of Jurassic World 4, this would mark her return to the world of franchises. As fans can remember, Johansson debuted as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Iron Man 2 in 2010. She then reprised her superhero role in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and in her solo movie Black Widow (2021).

Johansson was last seen on the big screen in the 2023 drama film North Star. In addition to Jurassic World 4, fans can catch her in the upcoming thriller Featherwood and her voice in the animated movie Transformers One, which is set to be released later his 2024. Also coming out later this year her yet-to-be-titled movie with Channing Tatum.

Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow

What will Jurassic World 4 be about?

No plot details about Jurassic World 4 have been released yet. But Johansson’s potential involvement in the movie seemingly confirms that the next installment of the dinosaur franchise will offer a new story with all-new characters as opposed to reviving popular characters from the previous films.

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch had previously been in talks to direct Jurassic World 4. For some reason, those negotiations fell through, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards ended up getting enlisted to helm the upcoming movie.

David Koepp, who wrote the original 1993 Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg, is back with the script for Jurassic World 4.

When will Jurassic World 4 come out?

Jurassic World 4 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 2, 2025

How many films are there in the Jurassic Park franchise?

There are currently six movies in the Jurassic Park franchise, and they are as follows:

Jurassic Park (1993): This is the iconic first film, directed by Steven Spielberg. It follows a billionaire who creates a theme park populated by cloned dinosaurs. However, things go awry when the security systems fail and the dinosaurs escape, wreaking havoc on the visitors.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997): A team returns to Isla Nublar, the island where the dinosaurs are located, to capture some for a new park on the mainland. However, their mission is complicated by the island’s dangerous inhabitants and the unpredictable behavior of the dinosaurs.

Jurassic Park III (2001): This film focuses on a group of tourists who get stranded on Isla Sorna, the breeding ground for the dinosaurs. They must find a way to escape while being hunted by various prehistoric predators.

Jurassic World (2015): This reboot takes place over two decades after the original park’s closure. A new theme park, Jurassic World, has been built and features genetically modified dinosaurs.  However, a new hybrid dinosaur wreaks chaos and escapes, threatening the park’s visitors.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018): This sequel deals with the aftermath of Jurassic World’s destruction. A group attempts to rescue surviving dinosaurs from the erupting volcano on Isla Nublar.  Their plans go awry when some dinosaurs are taken for a new, sinister purpose.

Jurassic World Dominion (2022): Four years after Isla Nublar’s destruction, dinosaurs now roam freely across the globe. This film explores the consequences of this coexistence and the ethical dilemmas surrounding genetic engineering.

Sources: ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter
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