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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Teaser poster
Directed by J. A. Bayona
Produced by
  • Frank Marshall
  • Patrick Crowley
  • Belén Atienza
Written by
  • Colin Trevorrow
  • Derek Connolly
Based on Characters
by Michael Crichton
  • Chris Pratt
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
  • B. D. Wong
  • James Cromwell
  • Ted Levine
  • Justice Smith
  • Geraldine Chaplin
  • Daniella Pineda
  • Toby Jones
  • Rafe Spall
  • Isabella Sermon
  • Jeff Goldblum
Music by Michael Giacchino
Cinematography Óscar Faura
Edited by Bernat Vilaplana[1]
  • Universal Pictures[2]
  • Amblin Entertainment[2]
  • The Kennedy/Marshall Company[2]
  • Legendary Pictures[2]
Distributed by Universal Pictures[3]
Release date
  • June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22) (United States)
Country United States[4]
Language English

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an upcoming American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. The film is a sequel to Jurassic World (2015) and is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. The film features Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returning as writers, with Trevorrow and original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. The film is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, located off Central America's Pacific Coast. Filming took place from February to July 2017 in England and Hawaii.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and B. D. Wong will reprise their roles from the previous film, with James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon joining the cast. Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original film and its 1997 sequel.

Universal Pictures has scheduled the film to be released in the United States on June 22, 2018. A sequel is set to be released on June 11, 2021.


  • 1 Synopsis
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production
    • 3.1 Development
    • 3.2 Pre-production
    • 3.3 Writing
    • 3.4 Casting
    • 3.5 Filming
  • 4 Release
    • 4.1 Marketing
  • 5 Sequel
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for four years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens to end them. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the former park manager, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group, an organization dedicated to saving the dinosaurs. She recruits Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a former dinosaur trainer who worked at the park, to help her rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the island. Owen also tries to find Blue, the last remaining of the four raptors he trained, but he and Claire learn about a conspiracy that could result in dinosaurs becoming the Earth's dominant animals once again.[5][6]


  • Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, a Navy veteran and former dinosaur trainer.[3]
  • Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, the former operations manager for Jurassic World turned activist who founded the Dinosaur Protection Group in order to evacuate the surviving dinosaurs from Isla Nublar.[3][5]
  • B. D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, the former head geneticist at Jurassic World and the original Jurassic Park.[7]
  • James Cromwell as Benjamin Lockwood, John Hammond's partner in developing the technology to clone dinosaurs.[8][9]
  • Ted Levine as Ken Wheatley[10]
  • Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, a former IT technician for Jurassic World who is now the Dinosaur Protection Group's systems analyst.[11][5]
  • Geraldine Chaplin[12]
  • Daniella Pineda as Zia Rodriguez, a paleo-veterinarian in the Dinosaur Protection Group.[11][5]
  • Toby Jones[13]
  • Rafe Spall as Eli Mills[14]
  • Isabella Sermon[6]
  • Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, an expert in chaos theory who once consulted for InGen's Jurassic Park.[15] In a podcast interview, Goldblum revealed of his role "It's small… who knows, they may cut me out entirely! But if I stay in, I'll be a sprig of parsley or a little garnish, hopefully with some impact!"[16][17] Director Bayona confirmed that Goldblum's role is simply a cameo, stating, "He's more like a cameo - he doesn't have a major role in the action but it's definitely a very meaningful one in terms of the story."[18]
  • Kevin Layne as a submarine pilot[19]



During early conversations on the 2015 film Jurassic World, executive producer Steven Spielberg told director Colin Trevorrow that he was interested in having several more films made.[20] In April 2014, Trevorrow announced that sequels had been discussed: "We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story."[21] Trevorrow hinted that Chris Pratt and Omar Sy could reprise their roles for the next film and said he would direct the film if asked.[21] Trevorrow later told Spielberg that he would only focus on directing one film in the series.[20] In May 2015, Trevorrow announced that he would not direct another film in the series: "I would be involved in some way, but not as director." Trevorrow felt that different directors could bring different qualities to future films.[22] Pratt is signed on for future films in the series,[23] as is Ty Simpkins, who portrayed Gray in Jurassic World.[24]

On June 3, 2015, Trevorrow stated that Jurassic World left story possibilities open for the sequel's director that could potentially allow the film to take place in a different location, rather than on an island. Trevorrow hinted that the next film could involve dinosaurs being used by other companies for non-entertainment purposes, possibly in agriculture, medicine, and war: "I really like the idea that this group of geneticists aren't the only people who can make a dinosaur […] when you think of the differences between Apple and PC—the minute something goes open-source, there are all kinds of entities and interests that may be able to utilize that technology."[25]

On June 8, 2015, Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall met with Trevorrow and Universal Studios to discuss a sequel.[26] Later that month, Trevorrow did not deny that the film could involve "dinosaur soldiers"[27] and said the series is "not always gonna be about a Jurassic Park", saying he felt that future films could explore the idea of dinosaurs and humans co-existing together.[20] That same month, Trevorrow hinted that the next film may not involve the Jurassic World theme park[28] and said he would be interested in seeing a Jurassic Park film made by one of several Spanish horror film directors, whose names he did not mention.[29]


On July 23, 2015, Universal announced that a fifth film is scheduled for a June 22, 2018, release date. It was also announced that Trevorrow would write the script with his writing partner Derek Connolly, as they did for Jurassic World; that the film would be produced by Frank Marshall; and that Spielberg and Trevorrow would act as executive producers. Universal also said that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard would reprise their roles from the previous film.[3] At the time of the film's announcement, Trevorrow said the series "isn't always going to be limited to theme parks" and confirmed that the film would not involve "a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That'll get old real fast."[30] Trevorrow also spoke of the film's possible open-source storyline: "It's almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?"[30]

In August 2015, Howard confirmed that the script was being written.[31] That same month, it was also announced that the film will be released in the UK two weeks early, on June 7, 2018.[32] In October 2015, B. D. Wong said he "would be happy to return" as Dr. Henry Wu,[33] while Howard announced that filming would begin in 2017.[34] That month, Howard also said she would be interested in seeing characters from earlier Jurassic Park films return for the fifth film, saying, "I could see versions of the film where a lot of the characters come back."[35] By that time, director J. A. Bayona was being considered to direct the film, although he chose instead to direct the World War Z sequel, a project to which he had already signed on.[36]

In January 2016, it was reported that Bayona could be a candidate to direct the film after he left the World War Z sequel.[37] In March 2016, it was reported that London was being scouted as a possible filming location and setting for the film.[38] On April 14, 2016, actor Jeff Goldblum said he had no plans to appear in the film as his character Ian Malcolm, although he said he was open to the possibility.[39] On April 18, 2016, Bayona was announced as the film's director, with Belén Atienza and Patrick Crowley joining Marshall as producers.[40] Spielberg, Marshall, and Kathleen Kennedy had been impressed by Bayona's 2012 film, The Impossible, and initially considered having him direct Jurassic World, but he declined as he felt there was not enough time for production.[41] Trevorrow wanted Bayona to direct the film after seeing his 2007 horror film, The Orphanage.[42][43]

On April 21, 2016, it was confirmed that filming would take place at a UK studio.[44] In May 2016, Trevorrow said, "We're moving it into new territory. J. A. Bayona is an incredible director and I know he'll push the boundaries of what a 'Jurassic' movie is. I think it's important that we take risks. A franchise must evolve or perish."[45] In June 2016, actor Sam Neill was asked if he would return to the series as Dr. Alan Grant and responded, "You never say never, but I think it's moved on. It's different times."[46]

In July 2016, it was confirmed that the film's working title is Ancient Futures,[47] and that production will begin in Hawaii in February 2017.[48][49] Wales was also confirmed as a filming location,[50] including Brecon Beacons and Penbryn.[51] That same month, Marshall confirmed that the film was in full pre-production, with storyboards being designed and filming expected to begin in early spring 2017.[52] In September 2016, Trevorrow announced that Hawaii would be used as a primary filming location, while U.K. shooting would be limited to studios, without the story taking place there. Trevorrow said that the film will feature many dinosaurs that were not seen in previous films and also denied that the film's story would involve militarized dinosaurs, which would only be mentioned in the film.[53] That same month, Bayona confirmed that the film would be the second chapter in a planned Jurassic World trilogy.[54]

In October 2016, Trevorrow said the film's dinosaurs would be "a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons."[55] That month, Bayona stated that he compares the sequel to The Empire Strikes Back and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which were both considered darker than their predecessors.[56] In November 2016, Marshall said that Wong was "probably going to come back."[57] Later that month, Jurassic World composer Michael Giacchino confirmed that he would return to compose the fifth film,[58] while Óscar Faura was announced as the film's cinematographer.[59]

In 2017, Trevorrow announced that the original T. rex from the first film and Jurassic World will be once again returning for this film,[60] while a leak stated that the sequel would center around Blue, the last surviving raptor from Jurassic World, and Owen stopping her from being used for violence.[61][62]


Trevorrow and Connolly began work on the script and devised the basic story during a road trip that they took in June 2015, immediately after the release of Jurassic World.[63][64] Having directed Jurassic World, Trevorrow became familiar with how animatronics worked and wrote scenes into the sequel in a way that would allow for their use, as animatronics are incapable of certain actions such as running.[65] In September 2015, Trevorrow said the film's story was inspired by a quote from Dr. Alan Grant in the first film: "Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution, have suddenly been thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea of what to expect?"[66] After Bayona was hired, he began reading all of Michael Crichton's novels—including Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World—for inspiration and "to try to immerse myself in Crichton's mind."[67][68]

Trevorrow and Connolly began working with Bayona in July 2016, to perfect the script to the director's liking.[53] Trevorrow stated that the film would be more "suspenseful and scary" than its predecessor: "It's just the way it's designed; it's the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that it was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset."[53] Trevorrow later described the film as "The Impossible meets The Orphanage with dinosaurs."[43] Marshall said that Bayona had incorporated his own ideas into the film's script, but stated that it is essentially the same original story devised by Trevorrow and Connolly.[52] In September 2016, Trevorrow said that the film would be based on concepts from the novels and would include dialogue from the first novel. Trevorrow also stated that the story would be heavily inspired by the idea that, "A mistake made a long time ago just can't be undone."[53] Jeff Goldblum later had dialogue from the novel version of his character added into the film's script.[69]


In October 2016, casting was underway for the role of a nine-year-old girl.[70] On November 7, 2016, Toby Jones and Rafe Spall were reported to be in discussions about joining the cast for unspecified roles.[13] By that time, Tom Holland—who previously starred in The Impossible—had discussed having a possible role in the film, but he did not believe he would be available for filming because of scheduling conflicts.[71] On December 1, 2016, it was reported that Justice Smith had signed on to portray the role of a young scientist.[72][73] Jones and Spall were also confirmed to have joined the film at that point.[73] In January 2017, Daniella Pineda was cast in an unspecified lead role.[74]

In February 2017, Ted Levine and James Cromwell were cast in unspecified roles,[75][9] while Wong confirmed his return as Dr. Henry Wu.[7] In March 2017, Bayona announced that Geraldine Chaplin, who had roles in each of his previous films, had joined the cast.[12] On April 25, 2017, it was announced that Jeff Goldblum would be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm from the first two films.[15] Bayona considered Malcolm a "great character!"[68] while Marshall said, "The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right."[76]


Filming began at Langley Business Centre in Slough, England, on February 23, 2017.[77][78] A majority of filming in England was to take place at Pinewood Studios.[79] Production also took place in Hawaii, which was used as a primary filming location.[53] Scenes shot in Hawaii were set on Isla Nublar, the fictional island featured in the first and fourth films.[80] Scenes were also shot at Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.[81] The film features more dinosaurs than any previous film in the series.[43] Animatronics were used to depict many of the dinosaurs.[82] Spielberg was shown scenes from the film during production and he offered his opinions to Bayona.[42]

In April 2017, scenes were filmed at East Berkshire College in Berkshire, England.[83] Later that month, filming took place at Hartland Park—formerly the Pyestock jet engine test site—in Fleet, Hampshire, England.[84][85] Scenes were scheduled to be filmed on sets at Hawley Common, also in Hampshire.[85] On May 10, 2017, it was reported that scenes were being filmed at Rock Barracks military base, near Woodbridge, Suffolk.[86] Goldblum began filming his scenes on the same day.[87] On May 24, 2017, scenes were shot at Hampshire's Blackbushe Airport, which stood in as an American airfield.[88] Filming in the United Kingdom concluded on June 9, 2017.[89][90] Up to that point, Trevorrow was present as an on-set writer for each day of production so he could aid Bayona with any possible script changes.[91][92] Goldblum shot his scenes at Pinewood Studios, and concluded his shoot on the last day of filming in the United Kingdom.[93]

Filming in Hawaii began on June 13, 2017.[94][95] On June 21, 2017, filming began at Heʻeia Kea Small Boat Harbor in Heʻeia, Hawaii. More than half of the harbor was closed for filming, which required the use of smoke machines. Scenes were scheduled to be shot at the harbor throughout the end of the month.[96][97] On June 22, 2017, the film's official title was announced as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.[98] At the time, filming was underway at Kualoa Ranch on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.[99] On July 7, 2017, filming took place at Oahu's Hālona Blowhole.[100][101] Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were seen on the ocean beach during filming of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.[102] Filming concluded on July 8, 2017.[103] Bayona said that making the film was the biggest challenge of his life.[43]


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is scheduled for release on June 22, 2018,[3] with an early release in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018.[32]


A six-second clip from the film was released on November 22, 2017.[104][105] The first trailer was teased for release on November 30, 2017, but this was later confirmed to be incorrect.[106] Several teaser trailers and a behind-the-scenes featurette of the film were released in early December 2017,[107][108][109][110] prior to the release of a full-length trailer on December 7.[6][107] A second trailer aired during Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018.[111][112] Universal launched a website for the Dinosaur Protection Group that included miscellaneous information about the group and its effort to save the island's dinosaurs.[11] Licensing partners include Mattel, Lego, and Funko, which are expected to create toys based on the film.[113][114][115] Mattel is expected to produce a variety of toys,[116] including Barbie dolls featuring the likeness of Pratt and Howard as their characters.[114] Lego is expected to release 13 Lego sets based on the film.[115] A video game, Jurassic World Evolution, is scheduled to be released simultaneously with the film.[117]


In September 2015, Trevorrow said that Bryce Dallas Howard's character would evolve the most over the course of the Jurassic World trilogy that, in turn, is expected to conclude the storyline that began with the previous five films.[66] In October 2015, Frank Marshall confirmed plans for a sixth film in the series.[118] In November 2015, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said that Trevorrow and Spielberg have a story idea for the sixth film.[119] In September 2016, Bayona further confirmed that Trevorrow has plans for a Jurassic World trilogy.[120] That month, Trevorrow was asked how much planning he had put into a new trilogy while he was filming Jurassic World in 2014: "I knew the end. I knew where I wanted it to go."[53] Trevorrow later said that planning the beginning, middle, and end of the trilogy ahead of time "is crucial to a franchise like this if you really want to bring people along with you and make sure they stay interested. It needs to be thought through on that level. It can't be arbitrary [...] the earlier Jurassic Park movies had pretty clear definitive endings. They were much more episodic."[121] In March 2017, Laura Dern commented, "As I said to the people who are making the new series, 'If you guys make a last one, you gotta let Ellie Sattler come back.'"[122]

In February 2018, it was announced that Jurassic World 3 will be released on June 11, 2021. Trevorrow will write the script with Emily Carmichael, based on a story by Trevorrow and Connolly. Trevorrow and Spielberg will serve as executive producers for the film, with Marshall and Crowley as producers.[123][124][125]