With sequel on the way, Jurassic World 2 director confirms series will be a trilogy

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Sep 14, 2016, 11:20 AM EDT (Updated)

It’s not much of a surprise, considering Jurassic World made all the money, but it sounds like there will be at least one more dino-sequel on the way after Jurassic World 2.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage), who is attached to direct the followup to Colin Trevorrow’s revival, confirmed to LRM that the overall story is part of a planned trilogy of films originally conceived by Trevorrow. He noted the second film is being set up as a “drama with horror or horror with drama,” and teased how they’ll build on the legacy of what’s come before.

Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

“I think they love ‘The Impossible’ and ‘The Orphanage’—especially Colin loved those movies,” he told LRM. “It’s very interesting. The whole ‘Jurassic World’ is a trilogy that Colin Trevorrow has envisioned. We’re writing the second chapter, and it’s very interesting where he’s leading the story. I grew up watching Steven Spielberg movies and I love those movies and the legacy, so it’s a question of being truthful to the legacy and at the same time, bringing new stuff that people will appreciate. We are still six months ahead of shooting, and so far, so good. It’s very exciting right now.”

As fans are well aware, Jurassic Park ended up a trilogy — though the quality tapered off considerably when compared to Steven Spielberg’s first film. Here’s hoping World is able to avoid that pitfall. Knowing Trevorrow helped map out the narrative is a positive sign (at least for folks who enjoyed World). 

Jurassic World 2 is set to open June 22, 2018.

Are you glad to hear we’ll have one more adventure coming after that?

(Via LRM)

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