J. A. Bayona Officially Named Director of Jurassic World Sequel!


Colin Trevorrow and Universal Pictures have finally confirmed on Twitter that the director for the forthcoming sequel to Jurassic World will in fact be Juan Antonio Bayona. As we’ve previously reported, Bayona was the favorite to get the job, and will take the directing reins immediately. Jurassic World 2 is slated to open June 2018. The script was written once again by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who penned the first Jurassic World film which went on to gross more than $1.6 billion worldwide.

Juan Antonio Bayona has directed the critical hit The Impossible and the thrilling film The Orphanage. His newest film, A Monster Calls, is set to release later this year and stars Liam Neeson, who acted via performance-capture and voiceover as the film’s titular monster. It was rumored that Bayona was considered for Jurassic World 2 back in September of last year, but was at the time attached to direct the World War Z sequel. After that fell through the rumors for the Jurassic sequel have been swirling around Hollywood since.

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

Jurassic World 2 is slated to open June 22, 2018 in the US. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing. Recent rumors have some filming taking place in London. Stay tuned for more news as it develops.


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