More Dinos - Universal Dates 'Jurassic World' Sequel for June 2018

July 23, 2015
Source: @ERCboxoffice

Jurassic World

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:

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?

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Reader Feedback - 31 Comments


Was highly disappointed by the latest installment but it wasn't bad, Ill certainly see the next one.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 23, 2015


I went in with really REALLY LOW expectations, and it exceeded those. IMO its the 2nd best JP movie. Be interesting where they take the story. Personally, I dont think there is any real story to tell now, nor was there for 2 or 3 or 4.

Brian Sleider on Jul 23, 2015


My expectations we're low too. But it was like pacific rim for me. Damn solid visually with epic monster battles but the rest of it was so fucking cheesy while not being cheesy on purpose...well not THAT cheesy anyway.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 23, 2015


Also was the Mosasaur killing Indomidus even fucking necessary? That still bugs me so much.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 23, 2015


We hear you like dinos, so we put a dino on top of your dino with another dino so you can dino when you dino DINO!!!

Brian Sleider on Jul 23, 2015


The Mosasaur was a Dues ex machina....they totally violated the laws of McKee (from the movie Adaptation)! He states: "I'll tell you a secret. The last act makes a film. Wow them in the end, and you got a hit. You can have flaws, problems, but wow them in the end, and you've got a hit. Find an ending, but don't cheat, and don't you DARE bring in a deus ex machina. Your characters must change, and the change must come from them. Do that, and you'll be fine."

TheOct8pus on Jul 24, 2015


Interesting, thats why I didnt toss Godzilla in with the comparison, because for all of its flaws the final act was nothing short of jaw dropping. thats a great example though because when she unleashed the T-rex it had the ability to change a flawed film, and it came from a character. I just dont see how a three way between T-rex, Indomidus and the Raptors wasnt enough...

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2015


My thoughts exactly.

Rock n Rollllll on Jul 23, 2015


I didn't expect anything and when I did see it and I did get nothing new. It wasn't bad and the return to the old theme park was a great idea but that's it! Well made and the imbd score is correct. By the way I found mr Pratt very disappointing and way better in the guardians of the galaxy!

ari smulders on Jul 23, 2015


Hopefully they'll do away with those stupid hybrid garbage ideas. That and some better acting and better scripts and i'll go see the next one.

Rock n Rollllll on Jul 23, 2015


I hope they can really tighten up the acting this time around and have not kids. The kids are seriously the worst in any film. Just give us some awesome dinos without inventing new ones, some classic moments, may be some Dr. Ian, and we will all go home happy campers.

DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2015


I don't mind kids in them because it's a good way to view the concept of Jurassic Park, from the pov of an excited child who wants to see dinosaurs. The problem in this one wasn't even the acting (the older kid was actually worse than the younger one imo) but that the whole military dinosaurs angle was a bit undermined by it. "Imagine if we had these guys in Tora Bora!" was said about 10 mins before a 10yo took one out with a cattle prod.

OfficialJab on Jul 24, 2015


I expected better from the older one after Kings of Summer...he wasnt terrible though.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2015


" it's a good way to view the concept of Jurassic Park, from the pov of an excited child who wants to see dinosaurs." I agree with this, but it seems now-a-days you can't get good child actors to be able to represent the right kind of emotion surrounding the atmosphere or scneario. There were many times when i thought the kids in Jurassic World dropped the ball when it came to acting in conjuction with the situation. The two kids in the first Jurassic Park did an AMAZING job, especially in that scene when the kid barely dodged raptor and trapped it in the freezer and after the edit, it showed him holding his heart and breathing heavy because he stared death in the face. Its that kind of acting that make the audience forget you're watching a movie and feel a surreal experience.

Cyberdine on Jul 24, 2015


Sounds like a directing problem. I think the little kid in JW got the right look on his face. I remember being scared for him during the hamster ball attack. He wasn't as good as the boy in JP though. The girl in JP was much better than the older boy in JW.

OfficialJab on Jul 24, 2015


I agree mostly. I just do not like kids in these films. I think they hinder the plot and finding good kid actors in too effing hard in Hollywood.

DAVIDPD on Jul 24, 2015


You know that picture's a spoiler, right?

Jonathan on Jul 23, 2015


No it's not... it's a T-Rex!

capitandelespacio on Jul 23, 2015


WAIT. There's a T-Rex in Jurassic World?!? I NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED.

Ben on Jul 24, 2015


This is a spoiler:

TheOct8pus on Jul 24, 2015



Joker's hideout on Jul 24, 2015


Awesome, could have used this a couple days back on Jon

Tester on Jul 25, 2015


there were a ton of plot holes. not to mention more practical effects couldn't hurt...

ColtNoir on Jul 23, 2015


Yaaaay! More pig lard!

capitandelespacio on Jul 23, 2015


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Renejmarcil on Jul 24, 2015


No big surprise. Jurassic World made twelve cagillion dollars, and it wasn't even that good or coherent. I almost with Chris Pratt turned the part down....really, who cares about his (one dimensional, generic) character?

TheOct8pus on Jul 24, 2015


Are they going to re-open? Because that would be funny. All I can imagine is either a rescue op story, done in 3, or pursuing the military use of the dinosaurs which would be absurd. I don't envy the writer who is in charge of this.

OfficialJab on Jul 24, 2015


I have some ideas: 1) Some TV producers decide to create a "Survivor"-like reality TV show on the dinosaur island. The contestants show up and all hell breaks loose. 2) A TV network creates a sitcom starring a T-Rex as the dad, a duckbill as the mom and a bunch of kids. It's like Married with children meets the Flintstones starring dinosaurs. All hell breaks loose. 3) Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern go back to the island armed to the teeth to rescue Newt from the Queen....all hell breaks loose. 4) Dr. Wong turns out to be a reptilian overlord from outer space. He teleports the dinosaurs to all the major cities in the world. A brachiosaurus eats the pope. All hell breaks loose. 5) The McDonalds corporation buys the island and makes burgers out of all the dinosaurs....people eat the genetically engineered meat and turn into dino-human hybrid zombies. Dr Hammond comes back as a zombie. All hell breaks loose. Only Chris Pratt can save the world...for reasons. There's a strong anti GMO message....

TheOct8pus on Jul 24, 2015


very funny

Joker's hideout on Jul 24, 2015


I really like no.1 with the current trend of survivor TV shows doing the rounds.

Steven on Jul 24, 2015


Park was pretty awful. But why so long on the sequel? Should be 2017.....?

Henry Willis on Jul 24, 2015

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