"Jurassic World 2" might hit theaters earlier than what people expected. And while there's very little concrete information about the sequel, fans can be certain of two things — Bryce Howard Dallas won't be running around in high heels and the velociraptors will return.
"Jurassic World" was such a humongous hit that it's inevitable that a sequel would be in the works. However, director Colin Trevorrow and the rest of the cast and crew know that they have to up their game and bring something new to the table. That means that opening another dinosaur park might be out of the picture since the premise of dinosaurs chasing people on an island will "get old real fast."
But the idea of weaponized dinosaurs is something novel and probable. The idea has already been pushed to the ore by Vincent D'Onofrio's Vic Hoskins in "Jurassic World" and the sequel might explore the idea in more detail.
However, Trevorrow won't be around to bring that idea into fruition. Instead, it will be up to J.A. Bayona to flesh out the sequel. The director told The Playlist that the franchise would be moving into new territory and it will be up to Bayona to "push the boundaries of what a 'Jurassic' movie is."
Fans have nothing to fear though as Trevorrow and Derek Connolly would be co-writing the sequel. They will also be guided once again by Steven Spielberg.
Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning to reprise their roles as dinosaur trainer extraordinaire Owen Grady and park chief Claire Dearing, respectively. Since Grady will return, fans are expecting that Blue and other raptors will also be making an appearance. As for Dearing, Howard says her character won't be running around in heels this time around.
"Jurassic World 2" is expected to hit theaters in 2018.