Universal Pictures is currently developing a new movie in the “Jurassic World” franchise, with David Koepp, the screenwriter of the original “Jurassic Park” and its sequel “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” set to write the screenplay. The announcement was made by The Hollywood Reporter on January 22, 2024.
The question on everyone’s mind is whether Mattel will continue to hold the license for the upcoming movie or if Hasbro or another toy manufacturer will take over the helm. Mattel has been the official toy manufacturer for the “Jurassic World” franchise since 2018. However, Hasbro had the license for the “Jurassic Park” franchise from 1993 to 2015. In 2015, Hasbro embarked on a journey to capitalize on the dinosaur frenzy with their “Jurassic World” toy line, but their efforts fell flat, leaving many puzzled by the lackluster performance. Fast forward three years later, and the license shifted to Mattel.
It is possible that Hasbro may try to regain the license for the “Jurassic World” franchise. However, there is no official statement from Hasbro or Universal Pictures regarding this matter. Another possibility is that a new toy manufacturer may take over the helm. It is worth noting that Mattel and Hasbro have teamed up in the past for licensing deals. They recently collaborated for licensing deals for Barbie and Transformers, which were tied to major theatrical releases.
It is still unclear whether Mattel will continue to hold the license for the upcoming movie or if Hasbro or another toy manufacturer will take over the helm. We will have to wait for an official statement from Universal Pictures to know for sure.
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