While not much is currently known about Jurassic World 2, we do know that the sequel to the 2015 smash hit is slated for a 2018 release, so pre-production stages for the film should be about done. Today, the film’s director, J.A. Bayona, teased the beginning of production with a black and white pic of some prop helmets with the Jurassic World park logo on them.
Getting ready for the journey. pic.twitter.com/EDgsdUJyXv
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) January 26, 2017
Not much has been said about the story of this Jurassic World sequel, but we do know that it will have a darker tone than previous entries as Bayona stated last December.
‘I think there’s a lot of that in the new ‘Jurassic.’ I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading. It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It’s darker… but at the same time it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones.’
Directed by J.A. Bayona, Jurassic World 2 stars returning cast members Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt. The cast also includes BD Wong (Jurassic Park, Gotham), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, Black Mirror), Justice Smith (The Get Down), and Daniella Pineda (The Detour).
Jurassic World 2 hits theaters June 22, 2018.