‘Jurassic World’ sequel confirmed for June 2018 release

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will both be reprising their roles

Universal has officially confirmed a sequel to Jurassic World and scheduled a release date of June 22, 2018.

In a press release, Universal also confirmed that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be reprising their roles in the sequel, with Steven Spielberg returning as an executive producer. Jurassic World‘s director Colin Trevorrow will co-write the film’s script with Derek Connolly, his co-writer on this year’s film, and will serve as an executive producer too.

Universal’s press release made no mention of the sequel’s director, but Trevorrow has previously ruled himself out of returning to the director’s chair for the follow-up. Last year (2014) Trevorrow explained that Jurassic World was designed with sequels in mind, saying: “We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”

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Since opening in cinemas in June, Jurassic World has become the third highest-grossing film of all time, taking over $1.522 billion (£970 million) at the global box office.