We've been waiting for the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel to get a new release date ever since Universal Pictures delayed the film back in May, and today we get all that and more. According to Variety, the studio has not only officially given the movie an official release date, now ready to have it in theaters on June 12, 2015, it's also given the film a brand spanking new title: Jurassic World.
Originally scripted by Rise of the Planet of the Apes screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the project was bumped from 2014 to 2015 earlier this year when the studio decided that it wanted to make time for director Colin Trevorrow and producer Pat Crowley to create their own draft of the script. At this time there are no official plot details available, but we have heard about plenty of rumors in the last couple of months.
While we've been expecting a summer 2015 release date for the film for a while now, this is just further evidence that two years from now we will see what could be the greatest blockbuster season in history. In addition to Jurassic World coming out in that fourth month span, the various Hollywood studios have also set up major tent poles like Joss Whedon's The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, Zack Snyder's Batman/Superman movie, Alan Taylor's Terminator reboot, Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, and Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel. This news regarding Jurassic World is actually the third time we've heard about studios shifting their 2015 schedules so far this week, with Ant-Man changing its date last night and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales being pushed earlier this afternoon.
Given the number of high-profile releases already on the calendar, what's surprising is that Jurassic World currently has no direct competition on its new release date. Instead it's surrounded on either side by Dreamworks Animation's B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (which is dated for June 5, 2015) and the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed (which will be out on June 19, 2015).
Now that the title and release date are set, the next step for the production will be to start the casting process. Before the project was delayed there were reports that the film was looking to go after Bryce Dallas Howard, David Oyelowo and Garrett Hedlund for various parts in the story, and apparently the plan hasn't deviated much since then. Stay tuned for more updates about the film, and while we wait for more news please enjoy one of the best movie scores ever written: