Jurassic World 2 only began filming earlier this month and so naturally the project is still shrouded in mystery. So here’s a quick recap of what we know for sure:
– Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning.
– New cast members include Justice Smith, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Danielle Pineda, and Geraldine Chaplin.
– It will have more of a direct connection to Jurassic Park than even Jurassic World did.
That list bit is a bit curious considering Colin Trevorrow’s movie had some very obvious Jurassic Park callbacks, but perhaps what new director J.A. Bayona meant with his quote from last fall is that JW2 will more directly deal with the legacy of Jurassic Park creator John Hammond. At least we think that may be the implication, as Bayona just tweeted out the above image that looks like it could be taken from one of John Hammond’s many homes. We got to see one in The Lost World, which shared nearly identical tastes as the one above, and this certainly looks more like someone’s private dino collection than a museum for exhibition.
Perhaps the little girl we’re seeing here is one of Hammond’s descendants. It could even be one of his great grandchildren, as both Lex and Tim would certainly be old enough to have kids of their own at this stage. Either way, there’s plenty of time to let the speculation rage on, as Jurassic World 2 (which isn’t the official title yet) won’t hit theaters until June 22, 2018.