July 23, 2015


'Jurassic World' Sequel Confirmed for Summer 2018

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Here's the most exciting non-surprise of the summer in movie news: Jurassic World is getting a sequel. June 22, 2018—done deal. Universal announced that writer/director Colin Trevorrow will return to bang out the script with his cowriter Derek Connolly—but there's no word about if Trevorrow will return to helm Jurassic World 2. Steven Spielberg will stick around to executive produce his beloved Jurassic series' next installment. He directed the first two back in 1993 and '97.

Is it really called Jurassic World 2, though? Or Jurassic Mars? Or Jurassic World 2: The Lost Park? Or does it not matter what it's called since we're all mired in the question of how humans are going to still be so hubristic as to mingle with dinosaurs again?

Those questions are for the folks not benefiting from Jurassic World's ungodly box office winnings. The movie's debut weekend was the biggest of all time ($208.8 million in the U.S. alone); it reached the $1 billion mark faster than any movie ever.

And J. World just lapped The Avengers, too. Trevorrow's roaring romp is now the third biggest movie ever with more than $1.52 billion in the bank. 2009's Avatar amassed $2.79 billion; Titanic, also a James Cameron joint, made $2,186 after its 1999 release.