Well, after absolutely dominating the worldwide box office and earning over a billion dollars already, it should come as zero surprise that Jurassic World will be getting a sequel. In fact, there was talk of one entering development almost as soon as World topped The Avengers for the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time. Still, we now know when exactly the T-Rex will once again stomp his way into theaters, and it’s not too far away.
Jurassic World’s as yet untitled sequel will hit theaters on June 22, 2018, barely three years after the original chomped on the competition. Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return as fearless raptor tamer Owen Grady and his main squeeze Claire Dearing respectively, and the sequel is expected to take place not long after the last film. What the plot will concern is anyone’s guess at this point, although it logically would somehow involve Dr. Wu, who escaped Jurassic World with genetically modified dinosaur embryos in tow.
Sadly, Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow will not be returning to direct, although he will write and produce the film alongside franchise creator Steven Spielberg. A new director has yet to be named.