Jurassic World broke several box office records within days of release. This week it's done one better, knocking The Avengers out of place to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time. Now that the dino reboot has racked up $1.5 billion worldwide, Universal has given the go-ahead for another instalment. That's right folks, Jurassic World 2 is officially on the way.
The #JurassicWorld Sequel will be released on Friday, June 22, 2018. pic.twitter.com/bC61zHToMYJuly 23, 2015
Returning to fend off more genetically-engineered beasts are Chris Pratt, who played Raptor whisperer Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard as park manager Claire Dearing. Both managed to survive the I-Rex's trail of destruction on Isla Nublar in Jurassic World, with the latter demonstrating a particular set of skills that include running from a T-Rex in stilettos. And not getting eaten, or even falling over a bit.
Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow won't be back to direct the duo, though he's made time in his packed schedule (that's rumored to involve a Star Wars movie) to pen the script with JW co-writer Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall produces, with Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg set to executive produce.
Jurassic World 2 opens on June 22, 2018 in the US.