Jurassic World is one of the biggest movies of all time (the fourth, to be exact), and was extremely well received by Jurassic fans. But as it turns out, the Jurassic World movie that came out on June 12th, 2015, was always destined to be the beginning of an exciting trilogy that goes “to the next level, and [they] don’t necessarily mean in scale.” 

It was rumored last year that Jurassic World would be receiving a sequel, but Juan Bayona, the director for the sequel, surprised many with the news that Jurassic World was actually just the first chapter in a trilogy.

In an interview with LRM Online, Bayona said “We’re writing the second chapter, and it’s very interesting where he (Colin Trevorrow, writer and director of the first Jurassic World movie) is leading the story.” Trevorrow has always envisioned Jurassic World as a trilogy.

It seems the sequels will be less about carnage this time around. Last year, Trevorrow said this: ” It’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals, and with animals in general, and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life.” If you remember, the last film ended with Dr. Wu saving some dinosaur embryos, so they’re still out there.

After the disgrace that was Jurassic Park III, let’s hope this trilogy is better than the last.

The film will begin filming in February 2017, and is planned for a Summer 2018 release. That same year, Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode VIII will release. It seems Colin has a  busy few years ahead of him.