A few months back filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Orphanage,” “The Impossible”) had his name linked to the “Jurassic World” sequel at Universal Pictures.
Colin Trevorrow, who helmed last year’s box-office busting dino film, was committed to helm “Star Wars: Episode IX” and as a result had to drop out of filming the ‘World’ follow-up. Bayona was the first serious candidate suggested as a replacement, but at the time it was denied.
Soon after Bayona was attached to the “World War Z” sequel at which point it looked like the production was going to move on and select someone else. Now, with Bayona departing WWZ2 last week due to a scheduling conflict with post-production on “A Monster Calls,” Deadline reports that Bayona’s name has emerged again as potential director for “Jurassic World 2”.
Trevorrow has penned the sequel with Derek Connolly and they waited to get a good script done before looking for a director, and things will have to be set soon in order to get pre-production in full swing in late 2016.
Even so, as of this moment there are no talks or offers out as yet. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are expected back for the follow-up which will open in cinemas June 2018.