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01.19.2016
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Colin Trevorrow isn't going to be back to direct JURASSIC WORLD 2.

His time is going to be a bit occupied getting a small indie known as STAR WARS: EPISODE IX ready for the screen, and, as such, a search for a new filmmaker to sit at the helm of the dinosaur sequel is nearly upon us... and Juan Antonio Bayona's name may be near the top of the list.

According to speculation by Deadline, his name had been circulating the project awhile back before he became attached to the sequel to WORLD WAR Z. But, in recent weeks, Bayona has become detached from that film, citing scheduling issues that could not be resolved, putting his name back into play for JURASSIC WORLD 2.

Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have been working on the script in the hopes of getting it in a good place before going on the hunt for a director, and they might be in such a position right now. Well... there's that and they'll need to find someone sooner rather than later in order to make Universal's target of a June 22, 2018 release date.

Are other names in consideration for the gig? I'm sure there are a few, but Bayona may right in the middle of the action to land this sequel.

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Source: Deadline

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3:38AM on 01/20/2016

"Are other names in consideration for the gig?"

I'm sure Gareth Edwards has learnt his lesson, xD
I'm sure Gareth Edwards has learnt his lesson, xD
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8:32PM on 01/19/2016

What?

Wait a minute? JURASSIC WORLD 2? This is supposed to be the fifth installment in the JURASSIC PARK franchise! Why JW2? It should be JURASSIC PARK 5 or something clever like JURASSIC FIVE or JURASSIC WAR!
Wait a minute? JURASSIC WORLD 2? This is supposed to be the fifth installment in the JURASSIC PARK franchise! Why JW2? It should be JURASSIC PARK 5 or something clever like JURASSIC FIVE or JURASSIC WAR!
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7:45AM on 01/20/2016
or WORLD WAR J
or JURAS5IC
or WORLD WAR J
or JURAS5IC
12:24AM on 01/21/2016
Jurassic Universe
Jurassic Universe
7:31PM on 01/19/2016

I LOVED The Orphanage, this guy can direct!!

Colin Trevorrow is an asshat and a shitty director. Jurassic World was not that great. The overuse of horrible CGI also makes me worried about Episode 9. I am glad he isn't back for Jurassic Park 5. I at least enjoyed J.A. Bayona's movies especially The Orphanage.
Colin Trevorrow is an asshat and a shitty director. Jurassic World was not that great. The overuse of horrible CGI also makes me worried about Episode 9. I am glad he isn't back for Jurassic Park 5. I at least enjoyed J.A. Bayona's movies especially The Orphanage.
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9:02PM on 01/19/2016
I'm not convinced that Colin Trevorrow is a bad director, because he is capable of making a good movie (Safety Not Guaranteed). Jurassic World was a disappointment, but I still think he has the ability to do better, even though I am not convinced that he is a good fit for Star Wars. Sometimes, an independent, small budget filmmaker should stay in that type of movie, because crossing over to big budget is a whole different animal.
I'm not convinced that Colin Trevorrow is a bad director, because he is capable of making a good movie (Safety Not Guaranteed). Jurassic World was a disappointment, but I still think he has the ability to do better, even though I am not convinced that he is a good fit for Star Wars. Sometimes, an independent, small budget filmmaker should stay in that type of movie, because crossing over to big budget is a whole different animal.
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6:55PM on 01/19/2016
And people are boycotting the Oscars for being racist... SMH.
And people are boycotting the Oscars for being racist... SMH.
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3:40AM on 01/20/2016
Yeah, Straight Outta Compton deserved at least 2 more nods IMHO
Yeah, Straight Outta Compton deserved at least 2 more nods IMHO
6:55PM on 01/19/2016
I would love to see Spielberg helm one more Jurassic film even though it would never happen.
I would love to see Spielberg helm one more Jurassic film even though it would never happen.
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