Jurassic World 2 rumors have suggested that shooting could be begin in February in Hawaii, but this is seemingly being refuted by the franchise’s producer Frank Marshall while speaking with Collider. Marshall stating they’re hoping director Juan Antonio Bayona will begin shooting in early spring.
“We’re in pre-production. In fact I just got back from London meeting with Juan Antonio and the production designer, we’re designing, he’s doing storyboards. We’re in full-boar pre-production to start shooting sometime early next Spring.”
“As a director Bayona has his input, but Colin and Derek are writing the script. So there have been numerous meetings, and we have the template for the movie. Of course he’s putting in his own ideas and taking ownership of it, but it’s pretty much the original story they came up with.”
“We set the bar pretty high. For me, it’s always about story. As long as the action sequences move the story forward, that’s what’s important. I think we’re just having to look and see how we can involve the characters in the story with whatever dinosaurs we have in the action sequences. It’s a challenge, but it’s a healthy challenge.”
Last time I checked February was in the winter. The original origin of the rumor also seemed unclear if it was the actual shooting date or when they’ll begin building sets, so I’d rather take the word of Marshall here. So, it’s hard to take the rumor seriously when they can’t even accurately pin-point set builds or the cameras rolling.
Some rumblings have suggested that some of the movie would take place in London, along with hints that multiple companies having access to the dino DNA.
The untitled Jurassic World sequel has a release date of June 22nd, 2018.