Fire up the motorcycle and summon the velociraptors, because Jurassic World is officially getting a sequel.
The next installment in the franchise will hit theaters on June 22, 2018, Universal Studios announced—just in time for Chris Pratt and his merry band of terrifying carnivores to once again dominate the summer box office.
— Jurassic World (@JurassicWorld) July 23, 2015
To be fair, even a notoriously pea-brained stegosaurus could have predicted this one. Jurassic World netted $1.52 billion for Universal, beating out Disney/Marvel’s first Avengers film to become the third-highest-grossing movie of all time. (It’s still got a long way to go if it wants to catch up to Titanic and Avatar, which earned $2.788 billion and $2.186 billion, respectively.)
Pratt and co-star Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return as their Jurassic World characters. Universal is staying mum on the film’s dinosaur stars—although we’re gonna go out on a limb and guess that the velociraptors will be back. Clever girls.
Director Colin Trevorrow is set to co-write the script with Derek Connolly, but Universal didn’t say whether Trevorrow will helm the sequel. Steven Spielberg (who of course directed the 1993 original Jurassic Park) will once again serve as executive producer.