After the Jurassic Park reboot/sequel Jurassic World hit theaters, a wave of nostalgia hit the country and everyone packed theaters to see yet another dino adventure. Grossing more than $1.6 billion worldwide, it’s a no-brainer that a sequel would be commissioned. Director Colin Trevorrow, now a household name, was tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, so director Juan Antonio Bayona was tapped to direct to sequel due in 2018. The director of The Orphanage and A Monster Calls recently talked about the upcoming film and his desire to make the sequel.
“After doing The Impossible and A Monster Calls I said, ‘I want to have fun now. So, let’s do a dinosaur film with Spielberg.’ It’s great, but at the same time it’s massive and way bigger than [the last] one.”
Jurassic World 2 will be the second in a planned trilogy for the “new” Jurassic Park series. Plot details are scarce, but the director confirmed that he, Trevorrow, and Steven Spielberg have mapped out the story for the upcoming two planned films. He also stressed that the film had to strike a delicate balance between fan service, and originality for the series.
“I think what is tricky about doing the fifth movie of a franchise is how will you bring in new stuff and still pay tribute to what we all know and the legacy of the film. So, it’s the balance between the new stuff and the old stuff. I think Colin did a great job in the first one finding the balance between what people are expecting and what people are being again. I was kind of surprised when he pitched me the story because it leads the story to a place that we’ve never seen before and it brings some of the most important elements from the other films and makes something with them. I thought that was very interesting. It’s the second chapter of a trilogy so it gets the story to a place that wants you leaving more and more.”
Jurassic World 2 starts filming in February 2017.