Earlier today Jurassic World became the third highest grossing film of all time, knocking The Avengers off the top spot, and naturally a sequel has now been confirmed.
Universal issued a press release today, confirming that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will both reprise their roles. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will return to write and produce, but there is no mention of him directing.
The sequel will likely see Dinosaurs reach the mainland, as in Jurassic World we learnt the scientist Dr Wu (B.D. Wong) had no issue with Dinosaur DNA reaching places away from Jurassic World. This is exciting stuff, and the idea of a Jurassic World may actually become a reality on the sequel, rather than having all the action confined to one theme park.
Now, how cool would that be! An early concept trailer for Jurassic World showed Dinosaurs attacking people going about their daily lives, like a surfer being attacked by a pterodactyl, however this pitch trailer quickly disappeared from the Internet, only to become the stuff of rumours. No one knew if it as really for Jurassic World, a video game or something else, but now it sounds like that mysterious trailer could have been an early idea which may get used here, in the sequel.
Well, we have three years to speculate, as Universal announced that the film will be released in cinemas on 22nd June 2018.
The Press Release:
Executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL, a follow-up to one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of cinema. Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Spielberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be written by Jurassic World’s director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer.