The Jurassic Park franchise came back to life with a massive roar in 2016. The reboot film Jurassic World stormed its way to a then-record $208 million domestic opening weekend and finished its run with $1.6 billion in global ticket sales, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film in history worldwide. In 2018, a second Jurassic World film will try to repeat the success of its predecessor, with a new director J.A. Bayona at the helm.
Jurassic World 2, as it's currently being called, recently wrapped filming in England, and the occasion was accompanied by the reveal of an official logo. The production has now made its way to Hawaii and will reportedly be shooting there until the middle of July. Outside of the odd update not much has been said about what is going on with the production - there aren't even any announced plans for a teaser any time soon - but that could all change in the near future.
In a tweet, Jurassic World 2 producer Frank Marshall teased "big news" coming soon to his Twitter account. He also posted a picture of the lush scenery in Hawaii (because being a film producer is a great life).
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) June 21, 2017
The "big news" Marshall is teasing could be the official announcement of a title for the second Jurassic World, which has been going by Jurassic World 2 in the absence of anything catchier. The original Jurassic Park movies vacillated when it came to titling schemes, eschewing a number for The Lost World: Jurassic Park but then going back to the simpler titling with plain-old Jurassic Park III.
Another possibility to consider is that Marshall is now teasing a trailer of some kind, probably a brief teaser, put together using the footage that was shot in England and whatever early special effects elements they might have handy. So far all we've seen of Jurassic World 2 is some promotional art teasing the return of the first film's big-bad dino Indominus Rex and some set photos giving a glimpse of dinosaur designs and a museum setting.
A few things we do know about Jurassic World 2: Bryce Dallas Howard won't be running around in high heels; there's an underwater action sequence; B.D. Wong is back; and Jeff Goldblum is also back as "saucy, sassy" Ian Desmond with dialog culled directly from the original Michael Crichton novel. For what it's worth, reports are that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has remained heavily involved in making the second film, and there are other indications that the movie's ending was re-written.
Source: Frank Marshall
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