Next year, one of the most beloved movie franchises returns with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The latest sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park is also the first follow-up to 2015's Jurassic World, which just so happens to be the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time, worldwide.
No pressure, but this next one ought to find similar success. The first trailer for the movie hints that it might, especially given that it showcases the return of fan favorite Jeff Goldblum as chaotician Ian Malcolm. Also, lots of dinosaur thrills, of course, plus all new stakes for both the humans and the prehistoric beasts.
Watch the trailer below.
Who is back?
From the last movie, there's Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, Chris Pratt as Owen Grady and BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, who was also in the very first movie. Also returning from the original, as noted above, is Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm.
Who is new?
Fresh faces on screen this time include Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), James Cromwell (L.A. Confidential), Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago), Daniella Pineda (TV's The Detour) and Justice Smith (Paper Towns).
Who is directing?
J.A. Bayona, who helmed last year's A Monster's Call, takes over the reins from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote (with regular collaborator Derek Connolly) and produced this sequel.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom first look stares down a dinosaur https://t.co/pyE4LjliOQ— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 5, 2017
What is the plot this time?
The dinosaurs on Isla Nublar are now threatened by a live volcano, according to Entertainment Weekly, and it's Claire (Howard) and Owen's (Pratt) job to save them from re-extinction. Claire has started an organization called the Dinosaur Protection Group in order to relocate the creatures and seeks the help of Owen, with whom she's apparently no longer romantically involved.
When does it come out?
June 22, 2018.
What else can I watch until then?
Below is a fun promo tied to the new trailer featuring Howard, Pratt and Internet illusionist Zach King followed by a new behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (with more Goldblum!).