It's Official: Spanish Filmmaker J.A. Bayona to Direct 'Jurassic World 2'

April 18, 2016
Source: Twitter

J.A. Bayona

Briefly: It's official! Universal and producer Frank Marshall have announced that Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona (full name: Juan Antonio Bayona) will direct Jurassic World 2. Bayona is currently finishing up work on his next feature, A Monster Calls, which looks fantastic and is also being distributed by Universal through Focus Features. At one point he was also set to direct the World War Z sequel, but it sounds like this will be next. No other specific details have been revealed beyond the fact that Bayona is directing. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, commented on Twitter that he will be collaborating with Bayona on this sequel. Bayona broke out with the horror The Orphanage and followed that up with The Impossible.

We'll be watching for updates from here on out. The sequel is scheduled to arrive in theaters June 2018.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


Thank god. How Trvorrows Jurassic world got him a Star Wars gig I'll never understand.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 18, 2016


That's easy. Jurassic world made boatloads of $$$.

ion677 on Apr 18, 2016


That's not why they got Rian Johnson.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 18, 2016


Which I am probably more psyched about than JJ. Although I thought JJ nailed the feel, the look and pretty much everything other than the story.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 18, 2016


Agreed. I am actually quite upset about this still.

DAVIDPD on Apr 19, 2016


The impossible was quite good. Cautiously optimistic.

ion677 on Apr 18, 2016


Trevorrow might the the other LEAST qualified director to get such a nerd/geek important gig...

DAVIDPD on Apr 19, 2016

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