What Does Kathleen Kennedy Leaving 'Jurassic Park 4' Mean for the Movie? Not Much

Posted 9:07 PM February 18th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
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According to Deadline, Lucasfilm president and long-time Steven Spielberg collaborator Kathleen Kennedy is not going to return to produce Jurassic Park 4 and will instead focus all of her energy on the Star Wars movies.

"No, Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4. She's traded raptors for TIE fighters," Kennedy's spouse Frank Marshall tweeted.

So, what does this mean for Jurassic Park 4 which will be coming to theaters on June 13, 2014? Not much, really. Steven Spielberg remains as the franchise's overseer and as long as he's still on board, the movie's going to be in good hands. Besides, she's just a phone call away, especially with her husband a producer on Jurassic Park 4 as well.

She will have a greater impact on the Star Wars movies though. She was able to get J.J. Abrams to agree to direct Episode VII after he initially refused the gig.

At this point no director is attached to Jurassic Park 4 so we'll see if the movie can make its June 13, 2014 release date. The latest draft of the script is written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

The fourth Jurassic Park will supposedly kick off a new trilogy.

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