Director JA Bayona Confirmed For ‘Jurassic World 2’

Apr 18, 2016

JA Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) had been linked at Deadline as a possible replacement for director Colin Trevorrow on the Jurassic World sequel months ago. Colin is still co-writing and producing Jurassic World 2, but had committed to directing Star Wars: Episode IX making it hard for him to direct both grand projects.

At the time, Bayona seemed like a long-shot as he had been contracted to make the World War Z sequel, but production delays allowed him to quietly exit as director on the zombie epic.

Our assumption at the time he’d be able to now sign-on to make Jurassic World 2.

Colin, producer Frank Marshall and JA have confirmed that he’ll indeed be the director.


Rumblings have suggested that the film could be set on the mainland.

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Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are expected to reprise their roles.

Jurassic World 2 has a set release date for June 22nd, 2018.


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