Director Steven Spielberg (Credit: IMDB)
The news coming out of Comic-Con just gets more and more exciting. Steven Spielberg made his first appearance at Comic-Con on Friday, and Variety is reporting that he announced that there will in fact be a “Jurassic Park 4.” News that it’d be ready “in the next two of three years” set Twitter on fire with excited responses.
Spielberg was on the panel for DreamWorks’ “Adventures of Tin Tin,” and overshadowed the promotion of that film with the announcement of the bringing the franchise back to life. The Hollywood Reporter reported back in June that Spielberg was in talks with screenwriter Mark Prostosevich to get the film going. Now, with Spielberg confirming that the film already has a story, Twitter is more than excited. We could even see the next film in the billion dollar series as soon as 2013 or 2014.
Despite the excitement on the Internet, is the fourth film a good idea? The first, which has been hailed by critics and fans alike as a classic, grossed $915 million. The second did a respectable $619 million. Both of those films were directed by Speilberg, while the third was only executive produced by the Oscar-winning director, and managed a measely $369 million. With such a significant drop in revenue between films — and more than a decade since the last films release — is a reboot really a good idea?
What do you think? Are you excited for a new Jurassic Park film?