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Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow working on Jurassic World trilogy

Jurassic World broke records this year when it became the third highest grossing film of all time thanks to its massive box office take of $1.6 billion. So, it's no surprise that a sequel was greenlit (opens in new tab), but it actually looks like Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg had a trilogy planned from the beginning... and Universal Pictures didn't even know!

Universal Pictures Chairman, Donna Langley recently participated in a studio chief roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), and shed some light on the studios' plans for the Jurassic World franchise: "There’s no reason why we should [have trouble]. Colin Trevorrow is busy working on an outline. He’s been working with Steven [Spielberg]. And they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknown to us. It’s a happy surprise."

Given how much money the franchise has already made and how lucrative it stands to be in the future, the phrase "happy surprise" doesn't quite cut it. Here's hoping that the sequels don't go the way of The Lost World: Jurassic Park or Jurassic Park 3 (i.e. not good), and continue the entertaining run set by the first film.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their roles in Jurassic World 2, which is scheduled to arrive in UK cinemas on June 7 2018 before opening in US theatres on June 22 2018. Jurassic World is currently available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Amon Warmann
Amon Warmann

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.