Universal Pictures
Rebecca Vineyard
September 12, 2016 3:21 pm

We’ve known for a while now that Jurassic World would have a sequel. And no wonder: The movie smashed box office records and essentially made ALL the money. We’ve also known that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard would return for the sequel, which makes sense: The pair’s characters decided to stick together at the end of the last film. You know, for survival. 

Now, though, we know that Jurassic World 2 won’t be the end of it: We’re getting a third film! Yay dinosaurs! Yay Isla Nublar! And most importantly, YAY CHRIS PRATT!

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SlashFilm shared the good news today, after J.A. Bayona confirmed that the second film would be the middle in a trilogy. Taking over as director from Colin Trevorrow – who’s soon going to have his hands full directing Star Wars: Episode IX – Bayona has recently been doing press for his newest film, A Monster Calls, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. This has conveniently enabled interviewers to ask about Jurassic World 2 and the rumored third film. As he explained to Latino Review:

So, while Trevorrow has stepped down as director, he’s still very involved. In fact, it seems he’s mapped out all three films, so his influence will be present throughout the latter two films in the trilogy. Since it’s his vision that created the smashing success of Jurassic World, it’s not surprising.

Bayona stayed away from the specifics of where the films are going, but did say, 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.”

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We’re excited, too- though we have to wait until June 22, 2018 to revisit Isla Nublar and its dino-overlords again!

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