The Hollywood Reporter:

Scarlett Johansson is taking a bite out of a new blockbuster. The actor is in talks to join Universal’s new Jurassic World movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Universal is moving quickly on the film, which has a July 2, 2025, release date. Gareth Edwards is directing the new Jurassic World, which has a script from Jurassic Park scribe David Koepp. Edwards stepped into the role after David Leitch exited following a short attachment to the project.

The film returns Johansson to the world of franchises. She starred as Black Widow in a number of Marvel Studios movies, including the Avengers features, but unlike some co-stars in the superhero world, has had no trouble breaking out in other projects. She has earned two Oscar nominations, for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. She has a voice role in the upcoming animated feature Transformers One, and has a big-budget Apple feature co-starring Channing Tatum also due out this year.

I have to say, I’m a little bit surprised that Johansson is returning to the world of franchises given the less than stellar exit from the MCU she had (she was totally in the right for going after Disney for her money, though.)

On paper, this should be a redemption installment for the Jurassic films, with Edwards in the director’s chair (I LOVED The Creator) and the original writer David Koepp writing the script. At the same time, I thought Jurassic World: Dominion would make up for the errors of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom…and it most certainly did not.

One thing is for sure: If there’s no locusts in this one, it will be at the very least, better than Dominion.