Nikita Richardson
April 23, 2016 11:07 am
Universal Pictures

Last year, Jurassic World broke industry records, garnering more than $200 million in its opening weekend and going on to bring in $1.6 billion in box office earnings. (Its title would later be usurped by The Force Awakens). And with all that success and the continued mega-stardom of leading man Chris Pratt, it was only a matter of time before the sequel was formally announced.

Earlier today, the official account for Jurassic World tweeted an extremely cryptic poster for the sequel showing nothing more than “…rassic O…” What could it mean?!

As is typical with this sort of thing, fan theories already abound with some surmising that the message is “Jurassic Outpost,” “Jurassic Optimism,” and “Jurassic Omelette.” Our personal favorite? “Jurassic Outbreak.” But the safest theory is no theory at all: The popular film series is simply getting renamed.

So, we don’t have much to go on (for now), but, as Cinema Blend points out, we do know plenty of other fascinating details about the film: For instance, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning. Spanish film director, J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), will take over directing duties. And the new film will arrive in theaters on June 22, 2018 — which may seem like a long time from now — but luckily Chris Pratt will be around to charm the pants off of us when Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters in May 2017. So, count your blessings, people. And keep an eye on that Jurassic World Twitter account.

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