The highly-anticipated sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World — the fifth overall entry in the Jurassic Park series — finally has a title. Yesterday afternoon, exactly one year prior to its scheduled release, Universal Pictures used the film’s official Twitter account to announce that the movie’s official title will be Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
While no official plot details have been released, the poster’s tag line, “Life Finds a Way,” indicates that returning character Doctor Ian Malcolm will play a major role in the film. Malcolm, portrayed by actor Jeff Goldblum, was considered by many to be the breakout character in the 1993 original film, and starred in the first sequel, which was 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Goldblum, whose return was announced earlier this year, sat out the previous two films. In addition to Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars returning franchise alums Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and B.D. Wong. The film also features newcomer to the series James Cromwell portraying Benjamin Lockwood, rumored to be a former business parter of Jurassic Park founder John Hammond. The film, written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly and directed by J.A. Bayona, is scheduled for release on June 22, 2018.
In one year, life finds a way. pic.twitter.com/32Cu62xn1Y— Jurassic World (@JurassicWorld) June 22, 2017