It’s expensive to make a Hollywood blockbuster. We all know this. The first Jurassic World film worked with a budget of $150 million, which is obviously a lot of money. But it ended up being worth it for the studio, considering the movie made over $1 billion worldwide.
And thanks to the great success of the first movie, the upcoming sequel will be working with a budget of $260 million. That’s $110 million more than Jurassic World. We’re not sure why they need so much more money for this second film, but it definitely gives director Juan Antonio Bayona more freedom. He can basically do anything he wants with this sequel.
There are no limits. Bayona recently spoke with Spanish magazine El Pais Seminal, and he revealed that the sequel does have an official title. He didn’t release the name, but he did promise an announcement would be coming soon.
And earlier in the month, he told LRM that he’d like to stay truthful to the legacy of Steven Spielberg…
“I grew up watching Steven Spielberg movies and I love those movies and the legacy, so it’s a question of being truthful to the legacy and at the same time, bringing new stuff that people will appreciate.”
Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return to star in the sequel. It’s scheduled to be released June 22, 2018, so you still have over a year to wait.