‘Jurassic Park 4′ Titled ‘Jurassic World’; Gets Summer 2015 Release Date

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Though Jurassic Park 4 was initially going to be released next summer, the project was put on hold back in May (for rewrites, etc.) and delayed until 2015. In the time since, we haven’t gotten much in the way of official news about the film, though there have been rumors about the plot and new dinosaurs, not to mention interviews with the director, Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed).

Today, we’ve got perhaps the biggest news yet about the fourth film in the dino-thriller franchise: Jurassic Park 4 will officially be titled Jurassic World, and it has a release date of June 12th, 2015.

The news comes courtesy of Coming Soon, which is also reporting that the movie will be shot in 3D – though that news is a bit older.

So what can we gleam from a name like Jurassic World? While the title of the film isn’t necessarily a concrete indicator of its plot, it does seem to confirm the rumor that the plot will have something to do with a now fully functional dinosaur theme park, as per John Hammond’s original vision. (Disney World + Jurassic Park = Jurassic World?) For those who don’t know, here’s a portion of that rumor (which was later confirmed by Paramount to be from an “older draft” of the script):

” ‘Jurassic Park 4,’ set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.”

I have to say, as someone who’s generally pretty skeptical of sequels this late in the game, a Jurassic Park movie that shows us the dinosaur theme park in its prime – just before the mayhem starts, of course – sounds pretty enticing. It’s also a huge step forward from the last film, which was basically a watered down version of the original.

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As for the release date, Jurassic World will hit theaters a week before the Assassin’s Creed adaptation and a month after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Seeing as 2015 will be the biggest movie summer that the world has ever seen – with movies like Batman vs. Superman, Star Wars 7, Terminator 5, Mission Impossible 5, Warcraft, Finding Dory, Ant-Man, Independence Day 2, the Fantastic Four reboot, and more being released – it’ll be interesting to see where all the films without release dates set up shop.

The conventional wisdom seems to be that 2015 will be box office heaven, but is it possible that moviegoers will be so burnt out on blockbusters that they only turn out for the really big ones? We’ll have to wait a couple years to find out.

What do you think about the new title, Screen Ranters? Are you excited to see what Colin Trevorrow can do with the Jurassic Park universe? Drop us a line in the comments.


Jurassic World hits theaters June 12th, 2015.

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  1. It sounds pretty corny to me

    • its what i want….

  2. Yes!!!! Aquatic dinosaurs. If Trevorrow nails this, he could seriously gives the younger audience nightmares with these things. They never made a movie when I was young, and the thought of these massive creatures was terrifying.

    • It was nice, i grew up around the time the first three came out (born in 1992) of course i couldnt see the first when it came out but remember watching ALL the time when i was probably around 3-4, you know, at that dinosaur phase (though my dinosaur phase lasted until i was a teenager). It was also at the time when i could watch a movie, rewind it (VHS days) and watch it again right there and be just as captivated by it.

      The second came out and i got it for my 6th birthday and i loved that one as well.

      Third came out when i was 9 and i remember being disappointed with it even at that age. i still like it though, its just weaker than the first two.

      • Ah god, you’re makin me feel old here. I remember the experience of watching the first movie in the cinema. The scene were Alan grant etc first see the Brachiosaurus was truly breathtaking. One of the best moments in cinema history, nobody had ever seen anything like it.


        All the time you were only 1, damn, now I actually feel like a dinosaur

        • Saw it when I wed 16 and was blown away! I saw it three times that week.I like all three, to be honest, really like the idea for Jurassic World.

          • *was!

  3. sounds intriguing. and hopefully after a month the hype for avengers might die down a bit to hopefully give this movie a fair chance. but hopefully this doesnt affect terminators box office perspectives coming out two weeks later. Im gonna be BROKE that summer. better start saving now.

  4. I am so excited for this movie and the name is awesome. Maybe the idea for the title was influenced by The Lost World novel? Or maybe a large theme park like Ben states. Either way, I am absolutely stoked for this movie! It makes it all the more better to hear the talented team behind the film. Both Treverrow and Derrick Connoly are re-writing the script from what I’ve heard, and they did a great job with Safety Not Guaranteed. I’m also hoping the inclusion of sea monsters is true, it’s about time we see them in a Jurassic Park movie.

    • all the more promising*

  5. Just have the Tyrannosaurus Rex back and i’ll be somewhat pleased.

    Honestly i don’t think it’ll be worse then the 3rd one, but that’s just my own preference.

    This new park idea seems to be going on full steam and will have aquatic predators,

  6. Yeah I like this idea.

  7. I also like the idea Ben brings up about the park being at its prime and fully operational. Crowds of people running away from hordes of dinosaurs, not really having anywhere other than around the island to go. It can make for a huge blockbuster.

  8. They should just take the opportunity right now and cross this over with Transformers: Age of Extinction. The Dinobots are inhabiting Isla Nublar disguised as dinosaurs and Jeff Goldblum teams up with Mark Wahlberg and the Autobots to combat the Decepticons who have teamed up with the aliens from Independence Day 2. BOOOOOOOM!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • You just made the script for “Not Another Tentpole Movie!”

      • If the Wayan Brothers make it, I’ll watch it xD

  9. I’ll bet money that “Blackfish” had something to do with the rewrites

  10. Jurassic Park 4: Age of Dinosaurs

  11. It sounds like Jaws 3. Lame.

  12. Que the tongue-in-cheek scene where kids bypass the T-rex encloseure to go see the bad@$$ Spinosaurus instead.

  13. I’m starting to worry about 2015, Not just because this is the year the box-office could collapse on itself like black hole, but because it’s gonna take some serious cash and meticulous planning on my part to see all these films in theatres (as well as getting my wife on board!)

  14. I don’t worry. i just go to the movies i want to see.. it isn’t more complicated than that :)

  15. 1) The title is just a mix of the first two
    2) the idea of the shark thing is basically just an aquatic version
    of the goat and the raptor
    from the first one.
    3) pretty keen

    • it was a goat and the T-rex in the 1st one

    • Orrr, what I think he meant was the Cow and the Raptor.

  16. sounds intriguing. and hopefully after a month the hype for avengers might die down a bit to hopefully give this movie a fair chance. but hopefully this doesnt affect terminators box office perspectives coming out two weeks later. Im gonna be BROKE that summer. better start saving now.

    • ummm… what? im pretty sure that was my comment? unless you made a comment word for word the exact same as mine. in that case, whered my comment go? I can remember typing that out and im pretty sure my name isnt “frozen shoulder physical therapy”.

  17. This’ll be a great popcorn movie. But dang I’m gonna start saving now for the 2015 summer.

  18. Wooo, lets hope that the Raptors have feathers. May as well portray the dinos correctly. Hopefully they get the Flying paddock working correctly too. It occurs to me the Crichton really liked writing stories about amusement parks that go bad and kill their guests (ie Westworld, Jurassic Park)

  19. Title makes sense even if it does sound corny. But they mentioned Sea World & Disney World in the original film so why not call the park by that name in pleasant day? I just miss how the Raptors will look like as they did in the first film as they looked more frightening than the ones in JP3. Look forward to new dinos.

  20. Sounds as though it *might* finally provide a worthwhile sequel.

  21. The plot sounds good to me, but the release date is pure madness.

  22. I am surprised by all this positive reactions !
    For me it sounds like just all the same again :(
    Again the island ,just with some new dinos around !

    They did this before and didn’t the say they want to make something new this time ?
    So NEW is just NEW Dinos ?

    • For me it sounds like just all the same again

      That’s exactly what a good sequel is supposed to be: more of the same, just with a few things changed around. It’s the sequels that try to reinvent a franchise that usually ruin it.

  23. Smart location. One month after A2 and a month before BvsS.

  24. Please dont go over board with CGI. I mean yea you gotta have CGI to bring this stuff to life. However the puppet work in the first two movies are what help make the movie age so well!

    • Not sure you know this but a year back, the producer said they are using new CGI technology for this film. And besides, ILM makes the best looking dinosaurs.

  25. Dinosaur being fed a great white….
    TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!
    dont care if its predictable, its what I want, humans stuck in a park with dinosaurs but now they can show even more.

  26. “2015 will be the biggest year of movies war”.

  27. This’ll prolly get lost under the weight of the other blockbusters, you never know tho. This was a wildly popular series back in the day. Eager to see what happens.

  28. Im not betting on it to be a top grosser of the summer because it has some heavy competition that year. Might beat T5 though. Who knows.

  29. Anyone out there have any updates on what if anything is progressing with the proposed Shane Black Doc Savage movie?