Will Scarlett Johansson feature in Gareth Edwards’ new ‘Jurassic Park’? Here’s what we know


Scarlett Johansson is reportedly preparing for a new adventure. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline have reported that the 39-year-old actress is in talks to portray the lead role in the forthcoming Jurassic World film. However, Universal Pictures has yet to respond to these reports.

The film is helmed by Gareth Edwards and is set to be released on July 2, 2025. He had previously directed Godzilla in 2014, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016, and most recently, last year’s The Creator.

David Koepp, who wrote the screenplays for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original Jurassic Park (based on Michael Crichton’s novel) and its 1997 follow-up, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, will write the upcoming Jurassic film.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard appeared in the successful Jurassic World trilogy, which started in 2015, but this next sequel is expected to include an entirely new plot for the franchise Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum returned to their roles in 2022’s Jurassic World Dominion, the trilogy’s last instalment.

Johansson, who has been nominated for two Oscars, spoke with Variety last year about her “bittersweet” farewell to the role of Natasha Romanoff, popularly known as Black Widow, in the Marvel Studios series.

She said at that time, “Yeah, I am sad, of course. I absolutely loved every filming experience I had, working 10 years with Marvel and with that amazing cast, and I love the character Natasha.” The actress added, “I have a lot of empathy for her, and it was amazing to build that character over such a long period of time.”