We knew it was coming. Just six weeks after its release, Jurassic World is already the third-highest grossing film of all-time. When a film is that successful at the box office, you know it’s going to get a sequel.
Universal Pictures announced earlier this week that the next Jurassic World film will hit theaters June 22, 2018. And yes, both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning, which means there will be more eye candy for everyone.
Director Colin Trevorrow will reportedly return to co-write the screenplay with Derek Connolly; however, he’s not expected to direct the sequel. Steven Spielberg will jump in as executive producer through his Amblin Entertainment banner.
This means the search is on for a new director, which actually makes this process more exciting. Trevorrow claims hiring a new director will give the sequel its own unique “flavor.” And we agree with him. Changing things up like this is the only way to keep a franchise fresh.
As always, we will keep you posted. One thing we know for sure? Chris Pratt is loving life right now. Guardians of the Galaxy AND Jurassic World?