Last month, Jurassic World became the third highest grossing movie of all-time. Universal waited until the day after it passed the record set by The Avengers to announce plans for a sequel, but the news didn’t come as a surprise to anyone by that point; it was long overdue!
It was revealed at the time that both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return, while Colin Trevorrow – who is not expected to direct – is going to write with Derek Connolly.
Talking to Wired, Trevorrow had this to say about plans for the Jurassic World sequel:
“And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Mesrani, ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur’. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe; we’re not.”
It sounds like they’ll be taking the sequel in a very different direction then, and much of what Trevorrow is talking about here definitely sounds like it will pick up from plot threads set up in Jurassic World. We’ll find out more when the movie is released on June 22nd, 2018.