J.A. Bayona will direct Jurassic World 2.
The director – who helmed The Orphanage and The Impossible – will take over the dino reins from Colin Trevorrow, who will write the sequel along with Derek Connolly.
The film’s producer Frank Marshall confirmed the news on Twitter, with Trevorrow also commenting on the hiring;
Thrilled to announce JA Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 18, 2016
Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. JA Bayona, it's all yours.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 18, 2016
Jurassic World 2 will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and is pencilled in for a 22 June 2018 release.