More Dinos - Universal Dates 'Jurassic World' Sequel for June 2018
There's always more. We knew this was coming, it was just a matter of time. Universal has announced a release date of June 22nd, 2018 for the currently untitled Jurassic World sequel. They don't even have a director either, since Colin Trevorrow said he wouldn't be back again after Jurassic World. However, it's likely the story will continue with Chris Pratt's raptor tamer character Owen. Beyond that, details are sparse because the movie is three years away; they just wanted to set a deadline for when it has to be out in theaters (before the buzz dies off). Based on the box office, no one should be worried that it's going to make a boatload of cash as long as they find another director who can wrangle big ass dinosaurs. We'll be waiting.
Here's the tweet from @ERCboxoffice confirming the release date for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel:
We all knew this was coming: Universal's JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL will drop June 22, 2018. Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard will return.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) July 23, 2015
This release date confirmation comes hot on the heels of news that Jurassic World is now the fourth (#4!) highest grossing movie of all-time. All-freakin'-time! Right below Titanic and Avatar. You can read more about it and see the full chart on BoxOfficeMojo. As of this moment, the movie has made $1.5 billion at the box office since its release on June 12th earlier this summer (over $600 million from the US release, which is impressive). We're also reminded that the June 2018 release date for the Jurassic World sequel is now a week before How to Train Your Dragon 3 and Terminator: G2, whatever that is, open in theaters. We'll keep an eye on this and will watch to see how the sequel develops from here. Are you excited for more?