Last week, we reported that the upcoming Jurassic World is on track to open with a massive $100 million opening weekend. Of course, if that projection turns out to be true, fans will surely hear about a sequel moving forward, although, as it turns out, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will not be at the helm. Here's what the filmmaker had to say about a potential sequel, revealing that several directors should be able to make their mark with the franchise.
"Jurassic Park should be a franchise like Star Wars, with several directors capable of giving different footprints. I would remain involved in some way, but not as a director."
Universal Pictures has yet to officially announce a sequel to Jurassic World, but, if it actually does open north of $100 million when it hits theaters on June 12, it wouldn't be terribly surprising to learn that the studio will launch a sequel. Colin Trevorrow also co-wrote the screenplay with his Safety Not Guaranteed writing partner Derek Connolly, so it's possible that they may come back to write the sequel script, even if Colin Trevorrow doesn't direct.
Jurassic World is set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, returning to Isla Nublar where an actual working theme park gives people an opportunity to see real life dinosaurs in person. Chris Pratt leads an all-star cast that also includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and many more. Are you disappointed that Colin Trevorrow won't direct the Jurassic World sequel? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more updates on Jurassic World, arriving in theaters June 12.