Jurassic World 2 has been given an official UK release date of June 7, 2018, two weeks ahead of the sequels US release of June 22, 2018, as confirmed by the film’s Facebook page and Twitter.
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As previously revealed, Colin Trevorrow will co-write the film’s script with Derek Connolly. Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard set to return, the BBC reports. Frank Marshall will produce with Steven Spielberg also on board to executive produce once again.
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Trevorrow shared. Adding,“That’ll get old real fast.”
“I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy.”
“And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?”
“And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Masrani, ‘we’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur’. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe — we’re not.”
Jurassic World 2 was a given for the cast and crew following the first film’s success at the box office. Breaking records, the action adventure earned $1.5 billion globally, making it the third highest grossing film to date worldwide. The film joins the prestigious ranks of Avatar and Titanic.
Jurassic World 2 was the eighth highest grossing film in the UK.
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