Over the past couple of months, there’s been speculation that Universal’s upcoming Jurassic World could be a reboot of the blockbuster dino-franchise launched by Steven Spielberg back in 1993, but fans can now rest easy with director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) putting an end to the rumours by confirming that the 2015 film will be a sequel to the earlier trilogy. Responding to a question on Twitter, Trevorrow stated that, “Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.”
Jurassic World is set for release on June 21st 2015. Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson (Kings of Summer) are the only cast members confirmed so far, while Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) is said to be in negotiations and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom), Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man), and Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World) are said to be on Universal’s shortlist, although Elba has since passed off the talk as little more than speculation.