THE FALL GUY Director David Leitch Reveals Why He Parted Ways With JURASSIC WORLD 4

THE FALL GUY Director David Leitch Reveals Why He Parted Ways With JURASSIC WORLD 4 THE FALL GUY Director David Leitch Reveals Why He Parted Ways With JURASSIC WORLD 4

The Fall Guy director David Leitch has elaborated on his decision to part ways with Universal's next Jurassic World movie, which will now be helmed by Gareth Edwards...

By MarkCassidy - May 05, 2024 06:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Jurassic Park
Source: Via SFF Gazette

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will now take the helm of Universal Pictures' latest Jurassic World movie, but David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blond, Bullet Train) was briefly attached to direct before deciding to part ways with the project.

At the time, we were told that Leitch stepped away after coming to the realization that his "creative input would be minimal due to the project’s fast-tracked status," and the filmmaker has now elaborated on his reasons for bailing on the film.

“We have the privilege of choice and that’s daunting,” he explained during an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “And it’s true though, and we’ve kind of earned it, in terms of the movies that we’ve made and the successes they’ve had, and hopefully continued success, but to be asked to be in those worlds, you want to take those conversations seriously, and we are creative to find our ways in to a lot of things. So it was a really great conversation to have, to be in talks with Steven and Frank, about that franchise that is so dear to us, it was a really beautiful time.”

“Ultimately, you have to do what’s best for the movie at hand and do what’s best for you as an artist,” Leitch continued. “And make sure that you’re making the same movie, and you could do it within the parameters, and at some point we just said—we wanted to give that answer quickly because they have to go make this movie quickly that everyone is excited to see and I think that they’ve landed on, obviously, a brilliant director, who we love and respect and… it’s gonna be amazing.”

It sounds like the studio might be hesitant to take any major creative swings after the critical and commercial (although it still performed relatively well at the box office) reception to Jurassic World: Dominion, and Leitch may have had some ideas that they weren't fully on board with.

Plot details are still under wraps, but the movie will reportedly launch a “new Jurassic era” with an all-new storyline, which would seem to indicate that Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with the original JW crew played by Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, will not be returning.

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Jojo Rabbit) and Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton) will play the leads, with Dev Patel (Monkey Man) in a supporting role and Colman Domingo (The Color Purple) rumored to be in talks to play the villain.

The untitled movie (Jurassic City has been rumored) is set to hit theaters on July 2, 2025.

Leitch's latest movie, The Fall Guy, is out this weekend, and it's well worth seeing on the big screen.

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vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/5/2024, 6:26 AM
The Fall Guy was great. A great dedication to stubt performers all over the world.

Imagine this guy played Terry Bogard in a low budget KOF movie. Lol
McMurdo
McMurdo - 5/5/2024, 5:19 PM
@vectorsigma - if by great you mean Okay at best then yes.
kylo0607
kylo0607 - 5/5/2024, 8:12 AM
Saw Fall Guy 3 days ago.

Thought it was very forgettable and this comes from someone who loves Gosling, Blunt and Leitch's style.
DalekCraigWasson
DalekCraigWasson - 5/5/2024, 9:51 AM
@kylo0607 - You saw the third one days ago? I didn't even know it had a second film!

I'll get my coat...
McMurdo
McMurdo - 5/5/2024, 5:20 PM
@kylo0607 - yeah the script was pretty bad.
JonAwesome
JonAwesome - 5/5/2024, 8:16 AM
The last one was such a pile of shit and I bet they are going to keep going in that direction!
Godzilla2000Zer
Godzilla2000Zer - 5/5/2024, 9:05 AM
@JonAwesome - Doesn't seem like something Gareth Edwards would do.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 5/5/2024, 9:18 AM
So creative differences? Maybe he could return for a sequel if there's more time
STINGRAY
STINGRAY - 5/5/2024, 10:49 AM
'THE FALL GUY Director David Leitch Reveals Why He Parted Ways With JURASSIC WORLD 4'

I really could not care less about his prior directorial issues, but I hope he handed 'The Fall Guy' with style.

The old Lee Majors tv series was fun, and whenever Stunt Artists (Men AND Women) are honored; it is well-deserved.

If y`all want to really SEE some stuff;
I suggest you give a viewing to 'Hooper'(1978)...
Dedicated to stunt artists, written & directed by Hal Needham, former stuntman......

'Nothing Like the Life of a Hollywood Stuntman' (Theme from 'Hooper')
He always is the bad guy,
who gets it in the end
He's out there stopping horses
or falling off a train
He never won a gunfight,
a scuffle or a brawl,
For being such a loser, 
Hooper's really got it all! 

Oh, you can toss him, blast him, flip him and turn him,
Shoot him, hang him, bury and burn him,
Chances are, Hooper's back for more.
Drag him out, across the ground,
Take a truck, run him down,
He ain't easy, he's up and gone!
You can hit him, kick him, gen'rally abuse him,
Set him on fire, it will amuse him.
Heaven knows, he won't hold a grudge
He'll look you in the eye
and tell you with a smile
There ain't nothing like the life of a Hollywood stuntman! 

Some folks used to tell him,
he ought to settle down.
Find a steady woman,
and land a job in town.
But somehow that attraction,
never seemed too great.
You always seem him leaving
just before it gets too late.

Going down the highway,
Barely on the ground,
Never under 80,
Judging from the sound.
Later in the evening,
he's tearing up the town.
Always seems to end up with
the prettiest girl around.

You can toss him, blast him, flip him and turn him,
Shoot him, hang him, bury and burn him,
Chances are, Hooper's back for more.
Drag him around, across the ground,
Take a truck, run him down, 
He ain't easy, he's up and gone!
You can hit him, kick him, gen'rally abuse him,
Set him on fire, it will amuse him.
Heaven knows, he won't hold a grudge.

He'll look you in the eye
and tell you with a smile
There ain't nothing like the life of a Hollywood stuntman!

He'll look you in the eye
and tell you with a smile
There ain't nothing like the life,
Nothing like the life,
There ain't nothing like the life of a Hollywood stuntman!
TheLobster
TheLobster - 5/5/2024, 11:20 AM
Saw The Fall Guy yesterday despite feeling super meh on the trailers and ended up liking it! 3.5/5 for me. Good on David for walking away from a rushed Jurassic World film.

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