When Universal Pictures announced it was semi-rebooting the “Jurassic Park/World” franchise with a new entry boasting an all new cast, skepticism was high.

Since then they’ve made some surprisingly strong personnel choices – the hiring of “The Creator” and “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards, the return of “Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World” scribe David Koepp, and a strong talent roster including Scarlett Johansson, Mahershala Ali, Jonathan Bailey, and Rupert Friend.

Johansson in particular seems a surprisingly big ‘get’ for the franchise, but according to the actress this week it’s not really a surprise considering her history with the franchise.

Speaking with ComicBook.com to promote her new film “Fly Me To The Moon,” Johansson couldn’t contain her excitement about joining the “Jurassic World” films as they have a major personal meaning to her

“I’m an enormous Jurassic Park fan. It’s one of the first films I remember seeing in the theater. I remember seeing it so vividly. It was like life-changing. It was mind-blowing. I cannot express how excited I am.

I’m such an enormous fan of the franchise and huge nerd for it. I’m just like, I can’t even, I’m pinching myself. I’ve been trying to get into this franchise in any possible way for over ten years.

I’m like, ‘I’ll die in the first five minutes! I can get eaten by whatever! I’ll do the craft service!’ I’ll do anything for it. The fact that it’s happened in this way at this time just is actually unbelievable. I can’t believe it.”

Well she’s certainly in, and of the new film she says Koepp’s script for the new one is “so incredible” and “he’s so passionate about it, which is so awesome.”

Filming on the project is getting underway in the UK shortly ahead of a July 2nd 2025 release.

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