There aren’t a lot of details surrounding the upcoming sequel to Colin Trevorrows’s surprisingly excellent Jurassic World, but the cast announcements are rolling in. Ted Levine, who you’ll probably recognise as playing Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs, has been added the to the cast. As with specific plot details, information regarding his role are being kept under wraps.
Levine joins the cast that includes the returning Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as Justice Smith, Rafe Spall and Toby Jones. J. A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) will direct the sequel, with the previous director Trevorrow sitting in the executive producer’s chair with Steven Spielberg.
Jurassic World was a ton of fun back in 2015 and it blew the lid off the box office when it scored the biggest US opening of all time and nabbed over $1.6 billion worldwide. Star Wars: The Force Awakens did manage to break this record, but it is nonetheless extremely impressive. Bayona has some monstrous shoes to fill, but with the promise of a bigger, better and scarier Jurassic World, we’re confident in his ability to follow-up one of the most successful films of all time.
Jurassic World 2 has a release date slated for June 2018 in the UK and USA.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)