There are many theories regarding the extinction of the dinosaurs. Some believe they died off from natural causes, victims of evolution or disease. Others think a giant meteor strike blew them all to kingdom come. But while there's no consensus on why they died out, everyone agrees on the reason they are coming back: Because Steven Spielberg said so, that's why.
Yes, iguanodon fanatics, Steven Spielberg dropped a bomb on Comic-Con today that is bigger than any killer meteorite: He's working on "Jurassic Park 4" and it could be in theaters in just two short years.
Who's king of the dinosaurs now, T-Rex?
Of course, fans of "Jurassic Park" can be forgiven for thinking the franchise was as dead as the dinosaurs it featured; despite the fact that the third installment earned over $368 million and was the biggest earner of the year in 2001, the series was still sent into apparent extinction due to high costs and dino fatigue among audience members.
But compared to the untold eons since the dinosaurs first vanished, what's a measly decade among friends? That's the attitude Spielberg is sporting -- and as E! Online is reporting, he's optimistic that fans will get to see "Jurassic Park 4" sooner rather than later.
"We have a story," Spielberg announced at Comic-Con. "We have a writer who is writing the treatment and hopefully we are going to make "Jurassic park 4" in all of our foreseeable futures, hopefully in the next two or three years."
Details, as you may expect are still sketchy, including whether or not original "Jurassic Park" cast members like Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will be back (we all know what happened to Samuel L. Jackson), but we know who will be back for sure: hordes of flesh-eating dinosaurs.
And that's about the best news we've heard since they invented the electric car.