Daniella Pineda & Justice Smith set to return for Jurassic World 3
While the talk of the town is the return of the franchise’s original three stars, the roster for Jurassic World 3 will see the return of two more familiar and lovable faces in the forms of Daniella Pineda’s Zia Rodriguez and Justice Smith’s Franklin Webb, according to Collider.
DeWanda Wise recently joined Mamoudou Athie (Sorry for You Loss), who will also star in a lead role. Returning cast members include Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum.
Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World 3, with Trevorrow once again directing the next chapter in one of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this installment.
Joining the Jurassic team for the first time is Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole), who will craft the Jurassic World 3 screenplay with Trevorrow. They will work off a story by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, who together co-wrote Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Fallen Kingdom was an opening to the realm of blockbuster hits for Smith, who followed up the dinosaur thriller with the lead role in the big-screen adaptation of Detective Pikachu, which received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and was a smash box office success. Pineda would go on to star in the Netflix thriller series What/If alongside Renée Zellweger, which received mixed reviews from critics.
Jurassic World 3 will debut in theaters on June 11, 2021.