Just so we all know, JW2 is the film's working title; we have no idea what the actual title will be.
The "Jurassic Park" series was one of my favorite series, even though "The Lost World" was only okay and "Jurassic Park III" was a complete disaster. Imagine my excitement when, in 2010, I learned that "Jurassic Park" was getting a sequel. We all know how I feel about sequels; they usually don't work. I was just excited to see dinosaurs again.
2010 passed without too many hints at the film. Then 2011. Then 2012. In 2013, I had given up all hope of ever seeing "JP4" get out of development hell (which is a technical term btw). Then, in 2014, information about "JP4" came flooding in; Collin Treverrow was the director entrusted with the series, the title was not "Jurassic Park 4", but "Jurassic World", Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were cast in the main roles, and there would be militaristic velociraptors (I didn't quite know how to feel about that).
Because "Jurassic World" was pegged as a sequel, my expectations were low. There are very few films that can pull off sequels, "Harry Potter", "The Lord of the Rings", and the HBO series "Game of Thrones" being the obvious exceptions (anyone else excited for "Game of Thrones" season six? 4/24/16!).
There's my shameless "GoT" plug for the day.
Anyway, "Jurassic World" blew my and many other fans' expectations of the film away. It made $205 million nationally on it's opening weekend and $1.67 billion worldwide, making it the fourth highest grossing movie of all time behind "The Force Awakens", "Titanic", and "Avatar".
So; who is directing the sequel to "Jurassic World"?
Bayona directed the Oscar nominated 2004 film "The Impossible" and most recently directed "When a Monster Calls" starring Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones. "When a Monster Calls" opens later this fall.
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