“Jurassic World” Sequel Set For June 2018

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After raking in more than $1.5 billion worldwide, Universal Pictures announces a sequel to Jurassic World, set for Summer 2018.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jurassic World co-writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly will write the new film, though a director has yet to be announced.

"Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie," Trevorrow said. "I would be involved in some way, but not as director."

In addition to Trevorrow and Connolly, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return to reprise their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, respectively.

The film is due to hit theaters June 22 2018.

This week, Jurassic World passed Marvel's The Avengers to become the third-highest grossing movie of all time, behind only Avatar and Titanic.