With $1.5 billion and counting, the announcement of a sequel to Jurassic World was imminent. And now it’s official. Universal Pictures has selected June 22, 2018 as the U.S release date for a Jurassic World sequel.
The film will be written by the first film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, and his writing partner Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall will return to produce and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will once again star.
There are no details beyond that - such as who may direct - but the first film does have a huge clue as to the direction of the sequel. Remember when Dr. Wu (BD Wong) took those embryos off the island in a helicopter? Well, that helicopter full of evidence will surely be the jumping off point for whatever we see in 2018.
Jurassic World, which is still in theaters, is currently the #3 highest grossing domestic film of all time, with $614 million and counting. All that’s ahead of it are James Cameron’s two films, Titanic and Avatar.