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Jurassic World 2 has finally found its director: J.A. Bayona

Few would have predicted Jurassic World's massive success at the box office, but a sequel was never in doubt. While Colin Trevorrow helmed the 2015 hit, Universal have confirmed that Juan Antonia Bayona will call the shots on Jurassic World 2. Check out the tweets from Trevorrow, producer Frank Marshall, and Bayona himself below...

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Bayona has been linked to the Jurassic World 2 for a while, so this news doesn't come as too much of a surprise. While I haven't seen much of his work, the trailers for A Monster Calls (opens in new tab) (which he is directing) have been great thus far.

Trevorrow and Derek Connolly will return to script the sequel, and while story details are scarce at this point there's a good chance we might get some hints for Jurassic World 3. Lest we forget, Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg have had a trilogy planned (opens in new tab) from the beginning.

Directed by J.A. Bayona and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World 2 is currently scheduled for a June 22, 2018 release.

Images: Universal Pictures

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.