TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 25, 2015
There was never really any doubt that Jurassic World would get a sequel. Not after it set the opening weekend box office record, and not after it reached $1.522 billion globally, surpassing The Avengers as the third-highest grossing movie of all-time. But now things are official.
As reported by Deadline, Universal has officially set the release date for Jurassic World 2, or whatever they decide to call it. The fifth instalment of the Michael Crichton-Steven Spielberg franchise will hit theaters June 22, 2018, and both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return.
The only change thus far is that Jurassic World writer/director Colin Trevorrow will only write the script this time around. Ostensibly this is because he thinks the franchise could use a "fresh perspective." However, insiders say it's because he has the inside track to direct one of Disney's Star Wars movies.
It's unclear at this point what the plot of sequel will be. Presumably the theme park has finally shut down for good after the last catastrophe, so they'll have to come up with some new dino-adventure.
I'd suggest a dinado, but, you know, it's been done.