As we speak, director J.A. Bayona is constructing the next terrifying dino chapter in the ongoing saga, Jurassic World 2. We know that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are coming back for dinosaur mayhem. But we don't know much else, so this first photo from the anticipated sequel has us VERY intrigued.
The following Tweet was shared by Frank Marshall, uber producer on so many of Steven Spielberg's films who has been with the Jurassic Park franchise since day one. Marshall has been integral to shepherding the new Jurassic World iteration to the big screen, and after that film hit, he has been responsible for bringing the band back together for a sequel.
So, what are we looking at? This looks to be a museum, filled to capacity with the skeletons of dinosaurs from the past. We see a girl staring down a triceratops... I think? I'm no paleontologist. But it looks like a nice facility, with the expenses needed to mount and display these skeletal structures in a proper fashion, though I don't think this is a location that we have seen before in the franchise. Am I wrong? Let me know.
Who is the girl? Bryce Dallas Howard's character from the first movie, Jurassic World, had two nephews, who she eventually had to fight to protect from various dinosaur threats. This young girl is a new addition to the legacy, and we really have no clue how she'll fit in. Let's ask Dr. Ian Malcolm what he thinks of the idea of putting this young girl in danger:
Jurassic World 2 made a brilliant move when it hired J.A. Bayona to direct. The filmmaker is coming off of the brilliant and heartwrenching A Monster Calls, but his resume is stacked with outstanding genre fare like The Impossible (where he recreated a tsunami) and The Orphanage, a horrifying ghost story that needs to be seen. Bayona is a fantastic director with plenty to prove, and his sensibilities remind me of early Steven Spielberg, so plugging him into the Jurassic World universe makes all the sense in the world.
Jurassic World 2 co-stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong (from what we can tell). The plot is a mystery at the moment, though it's believed that it will continue the notion of weaponizing dinosaurs to fight conflicts for global governments, an idea that was floated in Jurassic World by a character who met his demise. J.A. Bayona is currently filming, and it will be in theaters on June 22, 2018.