Jurassic World tore it up at the box office last year and got everyone interested in the Jurassic Park franchise again, so all eyes are on Jurassic World 2. Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World, has stepped back from directing this time around, but is still writing the script and producing. This time, it will be A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona at the helm. In a recent interview, the director revealed that Jurassic World 2 will be shooting in March.

J.A. Bayona recently spoke with Coming Soon and revealed a little bit about his highly anticipated Jurassic World sequel. We had heard previously that the movie was scheduled to shoot in the U.K., with some shooting to be done in Hawaii, early next year. The director made it clear that the movie is already being worked on and that cameras will, in fact, be rolling in March. Here is what he had to say.

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"We're working it already and shooting starts in March."

The nice thing about that quote is that it is very direct and he didn't dance around it, so now fans know when Jurassic World 2 will start to become a reality. Even though Colin Trevorrow decided not to direct this time around he is still very much involved with the project, which should give fans who liked Jurassic World some assurance. Not only that, but Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg and franchise producer Frank Marshall are both collaborating with J.A. Bayona as well. Here is what he had to say about it during the interview with Coming Soon.

"Every story is different and you need to find the depth of every story and try to express it on the screen," says Bayona. "The 'Jurassic World' sequel is a more collaborative filmmaker experience, not only with Colin Trevorrow, but also with Steven [Spielberg] and with Frank Marshall. It's their baby as much as it is mine. It's about sharing views and working together to bring the story to life. But, at the same time, the way I face telling a story is to find something very personal. I think there will be plenty of myself also in the film."

We don't know a lot in terms of specific plot details for the movie, we do know a few additional things about Jurassic World 2. Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to reprise their roles, but Jake Johnson's control room character Lowrey will not. It has also been stated by Colin Trevorrow that the Jurassic World sequel won't be sticking to dinosaurs chasing people around on an island. It is also likely that the idea of militarized dinosaurs will also be explored further, as many of the embryos made it off the island with InGen. The creative team behind Jurassic World 2 has also promised that the movie will be scarier, it will include new dinosaurs and it will include more practical dinosaurs.

The Jurassic Park franchise had been dormant for 14 years after the failure of Jurassic Park III, but Jurassic World was able to totally reinvigorate it. It was generally well-received by critics and fans, but more importantly for Legendary and Universal, it made a ton of money. The movie made $1.67 billion worldwide, so now we are getting at least two more movies in the franchise, starting with Jurassic World 2 which is set for release on June 22, 2018. As filming approaches, we will surely start learning more solid details about the movie, so stay tuned as we will be sure to keep you up to date as any new information becomes available.

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