The upcoming untitled Jurassic sequel slated for release June 22nd, 2018. On July 23rd, 2015 Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment announced the latest sequel, hot off the heels of Jurassic World beating The Avengers and becoming the 3rd highest grossing film of all time.
Jurassic World 2 is to be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who is working with a story treatment by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are returning as producers alongside Jurassic newcomer Belén Atienza. Steven Spielberg is returning as executive producer alongside Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. At this time it has not been confirmed is Thomas Tull and Legendary Pictures are partnered on the project.
Filming begins early 2017.
What we know
Little is known about the story and setting of Jurassic World 2, however via various interviews Colin Trevorrow has shared some basic details. JW2 will movie away from the Isla Nublar and Sorna, and into new territory taking inspiration from the following iconic Jurassic Park quote:
“The world has just changed so radically, and we’re all running to catch up. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but look… Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?”
Speaking to JurassicCast Podcast, Colin Trevorrow dropped even more details about the direction of the sequel:
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Trevorrow said. “That’ll get old real fast.” “I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy.” “And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?”