Movies JURASSIC WORLD Sequel Set For June 22, 2018 written by Sean Gerber July 23, 2015 After claiming domestic and global opening weekend records last month, a follow-up to JURASSIC WORLD was a given. With the film moving into the #3 slot in all-time total box office yesterday, Universal Pictures is celebrating by announcing the next JURASSIC installment will arrive June 22, 2018. Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be back, as will Colin Trevorrow, just not as director. Per Deadline, he’ll be around to write the script, but someone else will take his seat in the director’s chair. Three years between films has been a solid interval for franchises in the past and it’s good to see Universal not try to fast-track things too much with a 2017 date. Of course, Pratt’s schedule probably made a 2017 release impossible from the start. Either way, everyone involved has a chance to take their time and they’re going to need it. JURASSIC WORLD was several tons of fun, which combined with all the nostalgia fans of the first film were feeling, allowed it to connect with audiences on a level far beyond anyone imagined. But now that the nostalgic crowd got their ultimate payoff, John Hammond’s dream fully-realized before turning into the nightmare it was always going to be (but in that fun JURASSIC kind of way, not unpleasant), what else can the franchise deliver that would be more fulfilling than that? Seeds of the next film were planted in JURASSIC WORLD. The Indominus Rex is only the beginning of hybrid dinosaurs, the military is sniffing around to turn dinosaurs into weapons (Dino-Riders, anyone?), and we know some embryos made it off the island. Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna could be visited, but are no longer required to be a part of the story, so at least the sequel has a chance to change up the setting. Let’s just hope they pass on San Diego this time. JURASSIC WORLD Sequel Set For June 22, 2018 was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Jurassic World 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post MMM #253 BATMAN V SUPERMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD, And The Future Of Comic-Con! next post Review: HANNIBAL, Season 3, Episode 7 “Digestivo” You may also like A Cornucopia Of New Images From THE... September 20, 2013 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES’ Gets A New... June 25, 2014 Open Forum: THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT March 19, 2015 Open Forum: GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL July 14, 2016 Open Forum: TIME LAPSE May 15, 2015 Latest Look At ‘Gravity’ Showcases The Film’s... July 24, 2013 It’s A JURASSIC WORLD On June 12,... September 10, 2013 Sign The ‘Dredd’ Sequel Petition For A... July 25, 2013 Open Forum: STAR TREK BEYOND July 22, 2016 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Releases One Last... March 31, 2015 Adrian Edmondson Next will be Dino human hybrids set to take over the world ….