Nobody would have been surprised when it was announced that Jurassic World was getting a sequel. The reboot/sequel was the highest grossing film of last year until a certain movie set in a galaxy far far away grabbed that title. Its director Colin Trevorrow has not long finished writing the script for the sequel with Derek Connolly, but of course Trevorrow won’t be directing it as he was offered the job of Star Wars: Episode IX on the back of Jurassic World’s huge grosses, and he duly accepted.
Now it was The Impossible and The Orphanage‘s Juan Antonio Bayona whose name keeps cropping up as a potential director. He was rumoured to be in the running September last year, but Bayona then signed on for World War Z 2. However, he recently left the zombie sequel because his great-looking fantasy A Monster Calls was still taking up too much of his time, so is now available for Jurassic World 2 once again. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but sources all over the place seem to think that Bayona is the most likely candidate.
In any case, stars Chris Pratt and Brrve Dallas Howard are intended to be back. While it couldn’t recapture the magic of Jurassic Park, I enjoyed Jurassic World as an action-filled creature feature and think Trevorrow did a good job on it.
The intended release date is June 22, 2018.