Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Director for Jurassic World 2 Revealed


Following up the fourth biggest-grossing movie of all time is, literally, a monster task, but someone's got to do it.

After the runaway success of last year's Jurassic World, a trilogy was quickly confirmed, before attention turned to who would be in the hotseat for the next instalment.

With Colin Trevorrow out of action, with the small matter of Star Wars: Episode IX to be getting on with, rumours were flying about as to who would take control.

It's now been revealed, first by Trevorrow himself, then confirmed by producer Frank Marshall, that Spanish director Juan Antonio (J.A. to his friends) Bayona will now be helming the next segment of dino fun.

JA Bayona

Bayona is currently finishing off an adaptation of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls, only his third full-length film.

His biggest success so far was with 2012 disaster drama The Impossible, which starred Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, which was a critical and commercial success. Clearly, this, plus the fact he's also directed a film with the word 'monster' in, was enough to convince the powers-that-be. 2007 horror The Orphanage was also very well-received.

Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are putting the screenplay together, with the film, which already has a confirmed release date of 22 June 2018, due to see the return of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

As long as he's down with the idea of dinosaurs in space with laser beams on their heads, then he'll be OK with us.


(Images: Rex/AllStar)



Dinosaurs may not have died the way we thought


Jurassic Park recut as a nature documentary is superb


Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs is oddly brilliant


Movies ending when someone says the title is unexpectedly hilarious


You're Going To Love The £50 Jurassic World Trailer Remake


Jurassic World is Going to be a Trilogy


The best ever uses of songs in movies - as chosen by Reddit

What's your pick?

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

Samuel L Jackson: "If Donald Trump broke into my house, I'd shoot him"

We chat to the movie legend about hentai, yachting and killing the President

by Andrew Dickens
16 Aug 2017

Six possible posters for the upcoming Nigel Farage movie

How and why is this actually happening?

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

The 25 scariest movies on Netflix right now

Stream if you dare

15 Aug 2017

Ryan Reynolds reveals the best prank he's ever pulled

It's classic dad joke stuff

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

Why 'Undisputed' is the best action movie franchise you've never seen

As an action fan, you owe it yourself to watch these movies

by Gary Ogden
11 Aug 2017

Watch the terrifying trailer for Jennifer Lawrence's 'Mother!'

It's the creepy new film from the director of Black Swan

by Gary Ogden
08 Aug 2017

An animated Transformers movie is coming to cinemas

Will it be a return to form?

by Gary Ogden
07 Aug 2017

Eminem is making a spoof film about rap battles - watch the trailer

So, Scary Movie 3, basically

by Gary Ogden
03 Aug 2017

How Christopher Nolan's first film set the blueprint for his career

His low-budget 1999 debut 'Following' helps us understand how the director developed his style

by Tom Victor
02 Aug 2017