With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. The film is the sequel to Jurassic World (2015) and is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. The film features Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returning as writers, with Trevorrow and original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. The film is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, off Central America’s pacific coast. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles from previous films in the series, with Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon and Geraldine Chaplin joining the cast.
Filming took place from February to July 2017 in the United Kingdom and Hawaii. Fallen Kingdom premiered in Madrid, Spain on May 21, 2018, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 22, 2018, by Universal Pictures. An untitled sequel is set to be released on June 11, 2021. After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar off Central America’s pacific coast, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for three years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens their existence. Former Jurassic World Operations Manager Claire Dearing creates a dinosaur rescue organization called the Dinosaur Protection Group and teams up with Benjamin Lockwood, the former partner of John Hammond, to bring the creatures to a sanctuary in America. Claire’s boyfriend Owen Grady, a former dinosaur trainer at the park, joins the mission to locate Blue, the last of the Velociraptors that he trained. However, after Isla Nublar is destroyed by the eruption, Claire and Owen are betrayed and learn about a greater scheme that emerges when the creatures are being auctioned away at Lockwood’s estate. Disaster strikes when an incredibly dangerous and intelligent hybrid dinosaur, the Indoraptor, escapes and begins a reign of terror across the estate.