Jurassic City | Dev Patel ‘in talks’ to co-star in Gareth Edwards’ sequel

Dev Patel in Monkey Man will be in Jurassic soon
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Dev Patel is the latest actor who could be poised to join Gareth Edwards’ Jurassic sequel, which will also star Scarlett Johansson.

Dev Patel, who recently turned director and action star with Monkey Man, is said to be ‘in talks’ to co-star in Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Jurassic Park (or Jurassic World) reboot, which has been dubbed Jurassic City.

The report comes via the reliably connected Daniel Richtman (via World of Reel); if all goes to plan, then Patel will co-star alongside Scarlett Johansson – not to mention a number of CGI dinosaurs – in the upcoming film.

It’s likely we’ll be hearing one or two more similar casting announcements over the next few months, given that production is having to move at a fast pace on the next Jurassic film. Universal Pictures has already set itself a release window of July 2025, and filming is set to get underway at the UK’s Sky Studios Elstree this summer.

Little is known about Universal’s plans for the film, written by David Koepp; it’s thought to be a reboot, though, with none of the cast from either the Jurassic Park or Jurassic World movies returning. Even the title is in a state of flux; Jurassic City is a name that has floated around for a few weeks now, but hasn’t been confirmed by Universal.

Interestingly, perhaps, a February statement about the film written by the studio referred to the project as simply Jurassic 4, which could imply that Edwards’ film will be a direct sequel to 2001’s Jurassic Park III.

Whatever it’s called, the next Jurassic is Gareth Edwards’ first major studio film since 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After that, he returned with an original sci-fi thriller, The Creator in 2023, which did a great job of reminding everyone what an eye for action and scale he has.

More on Jurassic Edwards as we get it.

Read more: Jurassic City | How Gareth Edwards’ Jurassic Park sequel could bring his filmmaking career full circle

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