Although a new dinosaur adventure will be hitting theaters on June 13, 2014 with Jurassic Park IV, it appears that one key member of the franchise's creative team won't be returning. Kathleen Kennedy will not be back as a producer as she's now busy overseeing the cinematic future of the Star Wars universe as co-chairman of Lucasfilm.
"It's really hard to keep these things going when there's an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going," Kennedy herself told ComingSoon.net about the Jurassic Park franchise last fall. "As filmmakers, we often sit there going, 'Okay. We have to answer the question, 'Why do another one?'' If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't be doing it. It's tough. 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."