Jurassic World sequel gets 2018 release date with Chris Pratt confirmed to return

Jurassic World has become the third highest grossing film of all time

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Jurassic World will get a sequel slated for release in June 2018, Universal has confirmed.

The news comes after Jurassic World overtook The Avengers to become the third highest grossing film of all time, behind only Titanic and Avatar.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return in the next movie, which will see Steven Spielberg serve as an executive producer and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow write the script.

Jurassic World is set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, the world’s only real life dinosaur theme park.

The film follows the fate of two nephews who visit their high powered aunt (Dallas Howard) working at the world renowned entertainment attraction.

When DNA engineers go a step too far to create a dangerous dinosaur that could wipe out the island (no thanks to greedy corporate sponsorship), Chris Pratt’s dinosaur handler character Owen saves the day.



Pratt has previously hinted that he would return for a sequel, saying he had been asked to sign on for another movie.

“They have me I think for 38 movies or something,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

The sequel sees Universal building on its box office success this year, with the studio’s Fast and Furious 7 also becoming the fifth highest grossing film in movie history.