Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard Returning for ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel in 2018

Steven Spielberg will serve as executive producer

Universal Pictures has announced a sequel to its record-breaking hit “Jurassic World,” which will reunite stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film will hit theaters Friday June 22, 2018.

Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will return as producers, with the first film’s director Colin Trevorrow to write the screenplay with Derek Connolly.

No director has been announced, but news of the sequel is a no-brainer: “Jurassic World” counts the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time, both domestic and international. The film has made $1.522 billion at the worldwide box office, passing “Marvel’s The Avengers” to become the third-highest-grossing movie in history.

That means the only two films to have done better at the worldwide box office are James Cameron‘s 2009 blockbuster “Avatar” with $2.78 billion, and his 1997 disaster epic “Titanic,” with $2.18 billion.

Disney’s Marvel superhero mashup “The Avengers” brought in $1.520 billion in 2012, and “Jurassic World” overtook it Tuesday night, Universal said.