Scarlett Johansson Joins Jurassic World Reboot: A New Chapter in Hollywood’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Dinosaur Franchise

Scarlett Johansson in Negotiations for Role in Universal’s ‘Jurassic World’ Film Directed by Gareth Edwards

Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the Gareth Edwards-directed Jurassic World reboot at Universal, according to reports. This new project puts Johansson in business with another major movie franchise, following her Black Widow days at Marvel.

Johansson’s time at Marvel resulted in a lawsuit against Disney over the 2021 pandemic release of Black Widow, which was ultimately settled. However, this incident did not deter her from continuing to work in the industry and now she is set to join the Jurassic Park franchise for a new take on the Jurassic era.

The new movie will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin Entertainment and Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley through Kennedy-Marshall. EVP Production Development Sara Scott and Creative Executive of Production Development Jacqueline Garell are overseeing the production at Universal. The original Jurassic Park franchise, which has grossed $5.67 billion at the global box office, has spawned multiple sequels and revivals over the years.

Johansson, who was nominated for Best Actress for Netflix’s Marriage Story and Supporting Actress for Searchlight’s Taika Waititi-directed JoJo Rabbit in 2020, is now circling Jurassic World. This news was first reported by InSneider.

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