Jurassic World Is Not A Reboot, It’s A Direct Sequel To The Original Jurassic Park

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velociraptorWe are going to see a lot of big blockbusters coming out of Hollywood in 2015. Not only do we get to watch Star Wars: Episode VII and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, we are also looking forward to the Man of Steel sequel featuring Batman and the Terminator 5 sequel/reboot film. Yup, 2015 will have a lot in store for genre fans. We are also getting the long-awaited fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series, Jurassic World. Now director Colin Trevorrow has shed some light on where Jurassic World fits in within the Jurassic Park timeline.

One of Trevorrow’s followers on Twitter asked if Jurassic World is a reboot, and this is what the 37-year-old director had to say:

There you have it! Jurassic World will take place in real time, 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park. A few months ago, Trevorrow said that he wants Jurassic World to honor what came before it, while at the same time standing as more than a solid action movie for general audiences. With the above comments, it certainly seems like that’s the direction Jurassic World is going in. While the film is not a reboot, it’s unlikely that Jurassic World will feature any of the actors from the original film.

Bryce Dallas Howard and child actors Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson will take up the film’s leads. Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt is also rumored to be joining the cast of Jurassic World, along with Jason Schwartzman and Jake Johnson. The Office’s John Krasinski is another name that is being thrown around in casting rumors. Krasinski’s potential character is described as a “theme park worker in charge of ‘taming’ some of the dinosaurs.”

We’re getting more and more pieces of the Jurassic World puzzle. A few months ago, Colin Trevorrow tweeted that the dinosaur movie would take place at the original location of the first film, Site A on Isla Nublar. It seems like rumors that Jurassic World will take place at a fully operational theme park might be true. The title also hints to the SeaWorld-like theme park, which points to rumors that Jurassic World might also feature a new aquatic dinosaur that breaks free from captivity to wreak havoc on park guests.

Trevorrow co-wrote the screenplay with his writing partner, Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed), taking over work on Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver’s (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) original screenplay. Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will produce after Kathleen Kennedy dropped out to focus her complete attention on Star Wars: Episode VII for Disney and Lucasfilm.

Jurassic World hits theaters everywhere on June 12, 2015, in 3D and IMAX.