With “Jurassic World” now the third highest grossing film of all time worldwide, it comes as no surprise that Universal is moving fast on a sequel.
The studio has set a June 22nd 2018 release date for the follow-up, and have confirmed that both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return for the next film with Steven Spielberg once again executive producing and Frank Marshall producing.
Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly will return to write the new film, but no director has been announced and it’s expected Trevorrow likely won’t be returning as helmer.
The news comes as the French branch of Universal has suffered a minor embarrassment over the film. The Guardian reports that a DMCA filing indicates that a pirated copy of the movie was apparently hosted and seeded from within Universal’s own computer network for a brief period.
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Source: Universal Pictures