Jurassic World 2 May Have Found its Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

Who will take the reins of the Jurassic World sequel? Insiders are saying to keep your eye on Juan Antonio Bayona.


MV5BMTg2MTU2ODUzOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTI5NjU3OA@@._V1_UY1200_CR48,0,630,1200_AL_Deadline is reporting that producers have officially begun looking for the director for Jurassic World 2. Colin Trevorrow declined the director’s chair for the sequel to the $1.6 billion juggernaut, but has stayed on to write the new chapter with writing partner Derek Connolly. The pair has said that they wanted to have a good script ready before they went looking for a director, but all this has to going to get moving soon with a release date already set for June 22, 2018.

It was rumored that director Juan Antonio Bayona was considered for the role back in September, but was at the time attached to direct World War Z 2. Apparently, he is no longer attached to the World War Z sequel, and the rumors for the Jurassic sequel are beginning to fly again around Hollywood.

Juan Antonio Bayona has directed the critical hit The Impossible and the thrilling The Orphanage. He has a close relationship with Jurassic producer Frank Marshall, so while official talks have not occurred for him to direct, (or any offer made for that matter,) he’s one to keep your eye on.

Read more on what direction Jurassic World 2 may go in in my previous article here, and check out what Colin Trevorrow had to say about the sequel recently here.

Jurassic World 2 is slated to open June 22, 2018 in the United States. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are planned to return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.


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