Universal has greenlit a sequel for this year’s record-breaking Summer blockbuster, Jurassic World – slating it for a 2018 release.
It has been confirmed that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return for the sequel, reprising their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, respectively.
The studio has also announced that although Colin Trevorrow will not be directing the sequel, he will serve as an executive producer and has also signed on to help pen the script with co-writer, Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall is also returning to produce the sequel, alongside executive producer and director of the first two Jurassic Park films, Steven Spielberg.
Though details of the sequel’s plot are being kept tightly under wraps, it is expected that the dinosaur fall-out this time round will follow the set-up made by B.D Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu – who in Jurassic World had no qualms in taking his DNA concoctions back to the mainland.
Jurassic World has fast become one of the biggest hits of the Summer, raking in over $1.522 billion worldwide. The film has also now overtaken The Avengers to become the third highest grossing film of all time.
The as yet untitled Jurassic World sequel is slated for release on 22nd June 2018.