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Trading ‘Raptors For TIE Fighters,’ Kennedy Leaves Jurassic Park 4


Jurassic Park 4 might still be happening, but it’s going to have to move forward without Kathleen Kennedy. The longtime Jurassic Park producer has had to trade in her dinosaur commitments for the sake of the greater good, also known as the new Star Wars sequels.

A fan asked Marshall’s husband Frank Marshall on Twitter whether his wife would still be working on Jurassic Park 4 now that she’s become president of Lucasfilm, and he confirmed she has officially jumped ship. “Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4. She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters,” Frank tweeted.

Although this isn’t much of a surprise, it is a shame. Kennedy has worked on all three Jurassic Park films, as well as many other Steven Spielberg projects. At least Spielberg and Frank Marshall are still reportedly attached to the movie, which is slated for a 2014 release date.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver wrote the Jurassic Park 4 script. In September, Kennedy assured fans, “We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn’t going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We’ve got to start with a script and the story.”

Jurassic Park 4 is due out on June 13, 2014.


  • demoncat_4

    not surprised for figured once kathleen took over lucas film she would  due to the new time contraits facing her have to proably give up something surprised its jp4

  • jared

    Man, I remember seeing the first Jurassic Park that summer. I saw it twice, once with my friends, which is always the best way to see an old movie.

    Maybe they’ll make Dinosaur/Human-hybrids like the did in Alien Resurrection… which I did not see with friends.

  • Ghoseust

    why, this movie had disaster movie written all over it. Disaster? Get it?

  • Melwing

    I’m kind of indifferent on this; I’d prefer Jurassic Park 4 to be spectacular, but I’d probably enjoy it no matter how “bad” it turned out. Jurassic Park 3 is probably the only god-awful movie that I have -chosen- to watch more than once. I still enjoy that hunk of crap, for whatever reason. Oh, yeah, I know why- DINOSAURS. “Alan. ALAN!”

  • Melwing

    Forgot to finish my thought-   … but I’d rather have a Star Wars film be as strong as possible, unlike JP3, I’ve only watched ‘Attack of the Clones’ once (and maybe another partial viewing in a hotel room).