JURASSIC WORLD 2 Will Be Directed by J.A. Bayona
Universal Pictures has finally hired a director to take on Jurassic World 2. That director is J.A. Bayona, who brought us The Impossible and The Orphanage. Producers Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow made the announcement on their Twitter feeds:
Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. JA Bayona, it's all yours.— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 18, 2016
Bayona was rumored to be the frontrunner for the job after he dropped out of Paramount Picture's World War Z sequel. Bayona is a talented director and this will be his biggest movie to date. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with it.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are expected to reprise their roles, and the sequel is set to be released on June 22nd, 2018.