I don’t think anybody saw the huge box office success of Jurassic World coming. The Jurassic Park sequel earned the biggest opening weekend of all time last month with a whopping $209M, and it has currently grossed over $614M domestically. This week, it passed Marvel’s The Avengers as the third highest grossing film ever, with a $1.5M and counting cume. A sequel was inevitable, and now, it has been confirmed.
Universal Pictures has announced that the untitled follow-up to Jurassic World is set to hit theaters on June 22nd, 2018. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their roles from the last movie. Director Colin Trevorrow will not helm this installment; however, he and Derek Connolly will return to write the script. Trevorrow will also executive produce alongside Steven Spielberg, with Frank Marshall back as a producer.
Jurassic World 2 is the latest blockbuster to join the 2018 slate. Among the other big movies releasing that year are Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, The LEGO Movie 2, the Star Wars Anthology film starring Han Solo, Godzilla 2, Aquaman and many more. It will surely be a notable year for tentpoles, and it will be interesting to see how the Jurassic World sequel stands out.