JURASSIC WORLD Sequel Now Filming
Jurassic World successfully revitalized the Jurassic Park franchise, with the third sequel and fourth installment effectively “rebooting” the stalled dino-series. After taking in more than $1.6 billion worldwide, a followup — part of a proposed trilogy, imagined by Steven Spielberg and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow — was quickly put into motion, with Universal landing The Impossible and A Monster Calls director J.A. Bayona to take the director’s seat, replacing Trevorrow (who left to helm Star Wars: Episode IX for Disney).
Bryce Dallas Howard, who co-starred alongside Chris Pratt in Jurassic World, took to Twitter to announce filming on the sequel is officially underway. “We have an asset out of containment. Put ACU on alert. This not a drill. Day 1,” her tweet reads. Trevorrow, who co-wrote the currently untitled Jurassic World sequel, previously said the film will have to “justify” its existence:
“This one has to make a case for itself in another way. We’re all cynical about sequels and we probably grow more cynical every year so this also has prove that it has a reason to exist, beyond just making more money. And I believe it does. I think there’s a real story to be told here and more that’s all really sourced from [Michael] Crichton’s original ideas that can be expanded on,” he said. “The thing I love the most about what he introduced is this idea that I think is so prevalent in our world today that a mistake made a long time ago just can’t be undone. When we look at even the wars that exist, the things we’re dealing with, these are all things that began long ago with choices that were made and you can’t put it back in the box. To be able to relate that to this world, the minute that they cloned a dinosaur, you can’t put that back in the box. And what could be the ultimate result of that?”
Bayona previously revealed the next installment will be “massive and way bigger” than Jurassic World. The film arrives June 22nd, 2018.