We knew by the end of its opening weekend that Jurassic World was probably destined for a sequel, and since it's become the third-biggest box-office success of all time at this point, it was pretty much guaranteed. Now we finally have the first details of the inevitable followup to 2015's biggest film so far.
Variety reports that Universal Pictures has officially announced the sequel to Jurassic World, and given it a release date of June 22, 2018. Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are signed on to return for another trip to the park (though it's hard to see why either of their characters would want to), and director Colin Trevorrow has signed on to co-write the script with his frequent collaborator Derek Connolly. At this point, though, the film does not officially have a director.
We don't know yet what the plot will be (although we can guess it has to do with B.D. Wong's escape with that batch of eggs), or who'll round out the supporting cast, but since Jurassic World has already raked in more than $1.5 billion in worldwide ticket sales, it looks like this film is already destined to be a hit.