The Jurassic World sequel will be helmed by J.A. Bayona, Universal announced Monday.
J.A. Bayona directed 2012’s The Impossible as well as a couple episodes of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. Like Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, he has a short resumé to his name.
The Jurassic World director, who is executive producing and co-writing the sequel, said on Twitter:
Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. JA Bayona, it's all yours.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 18, 2016
One reason Trevorrow didn’t return for Jurassic World 2, which is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2018? He was hired by Disney to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Perhaps Bayona will have a similar trajectory thanks to the world of the dinosaurs.
While we don’t know much about what’s happening in the sequel, we do know that the park was (once again) torn to pieces when the dinos wrecked havoc at the end of the first movie. We have a few ideas in mind for where the sequel could go.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning for the follow-up.