As he gears up to go into production early next year, director J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) has been talking about his upcoming Jurassic World sequel, stating that it will be “darker and scarier” than last year’s blockbuster, and will “takes the story where it has never been before.”
“It will be darker and scarier than the previous film,” Bayona tells EFE. “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,” he continued. “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.”
Bayona’s comments support those of writer-producer (and Jurassic World) director Colin Trevorrow, who said earlier this month that the sequel will be “more suspenseful and scary”.
Jurassic World 2 is set for release on June 22nd 2018 and will see the return of Chris Pratt as Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing.