After more than 20 years since Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park hit the theatres, Jurassic World, the fourth film in the franchise, got a massive hit at the box office. Consequently, Universal Pictures gave their confirmation about the Jurassic World sequel.
Though the sequel is yet to be given an official title, it's named as Jurassic World 2 as of yet. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow co-wrote the scripts for both Jurassic World and its sequel but passed the directing reigns for Jurassic World 2 to Juan Antonio Bayona.
While speaking to ComingSoon about his upcoming picture, A Monster Calls, director J.A. Bayona revealed that when Jurassic World 2 filming is set to begin. "We're working it already and shooting starts in March."
Bayona will direct the Jurassic World sequel from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. In terms of Bayona putting his own personal touch on Jurassic World 2, he previously explained the film will be "darker and scarier."
Jurassic World director Trevorrow previously revealed the quote from the original Jurassic Park that inspired their idea for the sequel, which comes from Sam Neil's Alan Grant: "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?"
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be reprising their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, respectively in Jurassic World 2. It's been confirmed recently that Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Rafe Spall (Prometheus) will be seen in key roles, though details about their characters have not been released yet.
Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will produce the film, which is scheduled for a release on June 22, 2018.