Universal Pictures has confirmed that a sequel to Jurassic World, the fifth film in the Jurassic Park cinematic franchise, will be released on June 22, 2018.
The announcement coincides with Jurassic World‘s new global box office record of $1.522 billion, making it the third highest grossing film in history – just behind James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
In just six weeks, the film toppled the $1.512 billion earned by April 2015’s Furious 7, another Universal film, and the $1.52 billion by 2012’s The Avengers.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have both signed on for sequels, but Colin Trevorrow will not be returning to direct the movie and will instead be a screenwriter. He is also slated to join Steven Spielberg as an executive producer for the production.
At this time, there are no hints of where the plot for the sequel could lead.
Jurassic World was released in theatres on June 12. The movie’s events occurred 22 years after the original Jurassic Park film and brings moviegoers back to the original island, where a dinosaur amusement theme park is now operational.