Little is known about the anticipated sequel to the box office success Jurassic World. Released in June of 2015, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series has managed to gross over $1.6 billion in box office revenue, placing it as the fourth highest grossing film of all time and the second highest of 2015.
In a recent interview with Collider, Spanish director J.A. Bayona discussed the challenges of editing his most recent dark fantasy drama film A Monster Calls, and revealed a much needed insight on the current production status of Jurassic World 2:
"We're very into the Jurassic World right now. I think Colin Trevorrow has a very ambitious idea of creating a trilogy of films with Jurassic. We're writing a second chapter, and the challenge is always to find the balance between what the audience is expecting and to surprise them. And we're writing to it right now."
He also confirmed filming to start early in 2017. While not much is known about the plot details of the second addition to the planned trilogy, we do know that the follow-up will focus on themes related to animal treatment and abuse. At the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, the director of the first film, Colin Trevorrow, spilled some details about the underlying themes of the upcoming one:
“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons,”
Trevorrow also mentioned that the new movie will "explore new paths" and tackle concepts "more complex" than the first one, as reported by Time.
Actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who recently got a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her performance in Black Mirror, are set to return and reprise their respective leading roles. The movie is set to hit theaters in the U.S on June 18th 2018.