Jurassic World sequel gets official title and a new poster

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Jun 22, 2017, 2:11 PM EDT (Updated)

We’re exactly a year away from the premiere of Jurassic World 2, and to whet our appetite for the upcoming blockbuster film, Universal Pictures has released a new poster revealing the movie’s official title.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), the new dino-filled movie will be titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Not sure if I’m right about this (and do feel free to chime in with your own theories below), but from the look of the poster and the title, I believe Fallen Kingdom may refer to the fact that the park is now pretty much in ruins following the dramatic events that took place in the preceding movie, and it's now a dinosaur free-for-all! 

In a 2015 interview, Trevorrow revealed that this Jurassic Park quote from Alan Grant (played by Sam Neil) was what inspired their idea for the sequel:

“Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?”

Returning for the sequel are stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as B.D. Wong. The movie will also see the return of Jeff Goldblum as his Jurassic Park character, Ian Malcolm (the line “Life Finds a Way” on the poster is something Ian Malcom said in the movie). Also on board for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are James Cromwell, Justice Smith and Toby Jones.

The movie is slated to roar in theaters on June 22, 2018. What do you think of the title?


(via Coming Soon)