Quit playing games with my heart, Universal. Universal has decided to postpone the release of Jurassic Park 4. Before fans panic about the future of the fourth installment of the hit franchise, let’s look at what we know. Universal has released a statement saying how excited they are for the project. That doesn’t look like they want to cancel it. It simply seems that the original release date of June 13th, 2014 wouldn’t give the filmmakers enough time to produce the best movie possible. I’m going to tell myself that maybe they’re hoping the delay will work with the schedules of the original cast.
In other Jurassic Park news, Variety is reporting that Bryce Dallas Howard and David Oyelowo were the front runners to star in the film. Personally, this is the bit of news that worries me more than the delay. Each movie has had at least one of the original stars in the cast and I don’t know how fans will react to an entirely new cast. Surely, they could fit the original cast members, or at least some of them, into the script in some capacity. Even if they can’t run around a jungle anymore. Sam Neill is hanging out in a vineyard and I don’t think Joe Mazzello is busy. Just saying.
Check out Universal’s statement on the delay here:
Statement from Universal Pictures–JURASSIC PARK 4In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to releaseJurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise.
We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.