Joe Johnston Thinks We Still Might One Day See Jurassic Park 4
Even though we've heard time and time again that it's going to never happen, director Joe Johnston still believes we will one day see Jurassic Park 4. Back in June, producer Frank Marshall said that another Jurassic Park was a "long shot" and that they "don't have a story." Not according to Johnston. Ain't It Cool News spoke with the director recently and heard otherwise. "Well, there is a great story for the fourth one that I would be interested in getting involved with and it’s nothing like the first three. It sort of takes the franchise off in a completely different direction, which is the only way I would want to get involved."
Johnston continues: "Why would anybody go back to that island? It was hard enough to figure out the second and third reason for them to go, but it would take it off in a whole other trilogy basically, but when it gets to that level it’s sort of about studios and Steven’s thing and who knows. I think we are at that point where we are due for another one if we are going to do it. They had what four years between them? 1992… 1996 or 1997, and then 2001, so we are past due. I don’t know, but we will see."
The last few times we've written about Jurassic Park 4, I've expressed my disdain towards seeing another sequel. Exactly as Johnston said, we don't need to go back to any island again. At this point the franchise has burned itself out and if they make another one it's just going to get worse. I think it's better we don't ever see another sequel. Kind of like the Terminator franchise, it's time we just left it alone and let the legacy live on as it is, no more sequels or reboots or TV shows or anything. I love the original Jurassic Park but don't care for any of the sequels. Although, maybe I am a little curious to hear what the new story is?