J.A. Bayona Says Jurassic World 2 Will Surprise You

Following Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow’s comments that the sequel will be more “suspenseful and scary” come more quotes from Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible, upcoming A Monster Calls), who says that you can expect to be surprised.

“It will be darker and scarier than the previous film,” Bayona said to EFE in translated quotes (via Noticias RCN and Scified). “Obviously when you have Chris Pratt, it will also be very funny. But it will be darker. It is a second step in a trilogy, and the second step is always dark as in ‘The Empire Strikes back or the ‘Wrath of Khan,’ which are the examples you always get.”

Bayona added: “The film takes the story where it has never been before. To me, it surprised me. We are going to places where the saga has never been before, and at the same time we are paying tribute to the franchise. We will take it a step further. There are things that will happen that people are not expecting and they really are shocking.”

Jurassic World 2 is expected to begin production in Hawaii and London in February 2017 for a June 22, 2018 release. Trevorrow will executive produce and co-wrote the script with Derek Connolly. Bryce Dallas Howard will reunite with Pratt for the film.

Jurassic World opened in theaters on June 12, 2015 and earned an impressive $1.67 billion at the worldwide box office, putting it at fourth place on the all-time box office list. The film earned $652.3 million domestically and brought in $1.018 billion internationally.

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