Jurassic World 2 director JA Bayona (who we reckon will be an even hotter ticket after A Monster Calls is released) has been bigging up the dino sequel to Spanish site EFE.com. He is clearly in “director says all the right things” mode.
“It will be darker and scarier than the previous film,” says Bayona. “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.
“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.”
Colin Trevorrow – who directed Jurassic World and is producing and co-writing Jurassic World 2 – has already revealed that the sequel’s plot will not deal with weaponised Raptors (see here), despite a subplot seeming to head that way in the first film.
Jurassic World 2 is expected to begin production in Hawaii and London in February 2017 for a June 2018 release.