‘Jurassic World’ Loses Director David Leitch

David Leitch is no longer headed to Jurassic World. Talks between Universal and the filmmaker have fallen through, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

News that Leitch would direct a new Jurassic movie came to light late last week, when Universal signaled the film was on the fast track by giving it a July 2, 2025, release date. The parting of ways is said to be due to a difference in vision and to be amicable.

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THR broke the news last month that Universal was moving ahead with a new Jurassic World film, with Jurassic Park screenwriter David Koepp back to write after working on Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original and his 1997 follow-up. The plan is to launch a “new Jurassic era,” which suggests characters played by Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will not return. The Jurassic franchise has spanned six features that have surpassed $6 billion worldwide.

Leitch is a steady hand with a prolific output that includes Deadpool 2 and multiple Universal titles, including Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and the upcoming Fall Guy.

Deadline first reported the news.

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