2015's dinosaur theme park adventure flick Jurassic World was a massive hit at the box office, earning Universal Pictures a whopping $1.6 billion USD (according to Box Office Mojo) and claims the number four spot on the highest grossing movies of all time. Clearly rebooting the franchise which started back in 1993 with the release of the original Jurassic Park movie (based on a Michael Crichton book of the same name) was what audiences wanted.

And it makes sense, these films resonate - the adventure, the danger, the genetically modified dinosaurs brought back to life, a buff Chris Pratt saving the world - it's a monster entertainment experience. But also, you get the feeling this could actually happen. Somewhere in a lab someone is probably tinkering around with fossils, bringing extinct prehistoric creatures back to life and planning to invite us all to 'view' them in some sort of zoo/theme park set up (if we believe Daenerys Targaryen can mother dragons in Game of Thrones anything is possible).

Fans of the franchise will already be counting down to the release of the second Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom coming June this year, but after that the viewing options look bleak... Until now.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Universal Pictures has confirmed plans are in place for a third instalment of the Jurassic World franchise with the studio setting, "...a June 11, 2021, release date for the movie."

The Hollywood Reporter reports Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow will write the script for the third instalment with, "...plot details... being kept locked in a canister, but Carmichael and Trevorrow will work from a story by Trevorrow and writing partner Derek Connolly."

Trevorrow directed 2015's Jurassic World and co-wrote the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He will also executive produce the 2021 instalment along with Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

No confirmation yet on casting - specifically whether Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return for the third chapter - but we'd put money on them both reprising their roles, unless their characters get eaten by dinosaurs in the upcoming Fallen Kingdom (#occupationalhazard).

Good news adventure fans, ‘Jurassic World 3’ has a release date