Finally, we have our first piece of casting news for Jurassic World 2 (what we’re tentatively calling the undoubtedly soon-to-be-renamed sequel to Jurassic World – well, it’s either that or Jurassic Park 5), and we have to admit, they are both solid additions to the roster.
First up is Rafe Spall, who having starred in the likes of Prometheus, Shaun Of The Dead, The World’s End, The BFG and Black Mirror (as well as non-genre hits Life Of Pi, Hot Fuzz and Kidulthood), can certainly count this among his biggest roles to date. We especially liked him in Daniel Radcliffe-starring rom-com What If, so we’re on board with this news.
Also starring is Toby Jones, who also carries heavy genre credentials via roles in Harry Potter, Captain America: The First Avenger, Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunger Games, Wayward Pines, Snow White And The Huntsman, Your Highness and City Of Ember. Like Spall, there’s no word on who he’s playing, but in our view he’s got ‘immoral scientist’ written over him. We bet he gets eaten.
In any case, the sequel is still pretty much a void when it comes to concrete information. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow (still attached to the sequel in a producing capacity) said in an interview with podcast Jurassic Outpost that it will be “more suspenseful and scary”, as well as possibly serving as a metaphor for the treatment of animals. Sounds like it could be going down the Lost World route – at least in places – so you can colour us intrigued.
Jones and Spall join returning cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, with JA Bayona directing from a script penned by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
Jurassic World 2 will be released in cinemas on 8 June 2018. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.