Steven Spielberg Announces That ‘Jurassic Park IV’ Is On The Way


Director Steven Spielberg announced at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend that plans are in the works to make a 4th Jurassic Park film. Despite the fact that Jurassic Park III wasn’t very good, fans are still very much interested in a return to the island so news of this 4th film has been met with mostly praise. According to Spielberg, they’ve got the story part worked out and a writer is penning the script. He anticipates JP4 will hit theaters in 2 to 3 years. HMMM.

Twenty years after his Velociraptors and T.rex ruled Jurassic Park, director Steven Spielberg says the maneaters are returning to a movie theater near you — teeth sharpened, and not for the popcorn. Spielberg on Thursday told audiences at the giant Comic-Con International convention in San Diego that he was at work on a new “Jurassic Park” movie, delighting a packed house at the pop culture showcase. “We have a story. We have a writer working on the script, and I think we will see a ‘Jurassic 4′ in our foreseeable future, probably in the next two or three years.” “Jurassic Park” thrilled audiences in 1993 with its modern-day dinosaurs developed from DNA in fossils that wreaked havoc upon a theme park where, instead of enjoying the wonders of science, the guests got eaten. The movie took in $915 million worldwide in its day and spawned two sequels.

I, personally, LOVED both Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park II but thought the third movie was just … bad. It was a nice try but … no. I’m intrigued by this new film. I trust Spielberg and enough time has passed that the dinosaurs can look even more awesome. That being said … Jurassic Park blew my mind so entirely, I doubt any sequel will ever be able to surpass it. At this point, I’ll be cautiously optimistic that another great Jurassic film can be made … but I’m not ready to hold my breath just yet. What do y’all think? Any Jurassic fans out there? Are you excited by this news?


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  • nicole

    i loved the first 2 (cant really remember 3) and has much as i would love to see what they would do now after so long…i just think a part 4 isnt needed. im not excited for this at all.

    • Mr. Gyllenhaal

      I agree!! I don’t remember the 3rd at all. I guess lets just hope the magic happens and this turns out good!!

  • Sara

    I LOVED 1 and 2! I’m curious. Hoping that it will be good, but you never know.

  • Kim

    They better feather most of those dinos! that will be interesting to see ~

  • Jenny

    SOooooo excited!! My FAV series of movies!! Liked JP1, LOVED JP2, JP3 sucked, but I ll sit through it if its on Tv. I hope they bring back Jeff Goldblum, and Julianne Moore…

  • That picture is hilarious. Good job, Trent.


  • Marcus_Em

    I saw J1 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC When I was about 9 years old and I was so terrified but I loved it ! I am trying to remember J3 and for the life of me I can’t… did they go to NY or some other city? the Dinosaurs that is? Or am I mixing some awful Godzilla movie with Jurassic Park?? I am pumped for the new one !Can you imagine with new technology how awesome its going to be!?

  • Brent

    I thought JP2 was awful – but liked the special effects of JP3 despite it not being a great film. Will totally see JP4 just because dinosaurs are so cool. LOL – I’m a nerd.

  • blaqfury

    I am actually excited for this. I, like many others, cannot remember JP3 at all. But I will definitely add that to my agenda of my next chill weekend, make it a marathon. I have to find it though…lol, i own JP1 & JP2…. maybe its time i finally succumb to Netflix…lol

  • Katy

    I am actually excited for this as well! The 2nd movie was a steaming pile of crap, IMHO. The third was better than the second, though nowhere near as fantastic as the original. Please Spielberg – no dinos running around major metro areas!

  • strawberry

    No one can write a better Jurassic Park than Michael Crichton, so good luck to the unlucky guys who are penning the script. Having said that, I’m still looking forward to the movie though!


  • Devon

    I’m a big fan! I can draw a dinosaur with my eyes close so yeah I’m very excited for the next installment! Thanks for the info. *Kuss*

  • Nick Name

    This says the Jurassic Park sequel is set in Victorian England:

  • Hannah

    I loved JP3 but JP2 was quite bad, am looking forward to JP4, LOL

  • Amy

    I agree with Hannah

  • Amy

    I agree with Hannah, JP3 was AMAZING

  • Kirsten

    I loved the first and third Jurrasic park second one sucked. I love Justin Bieber, woo