Rejoice, "Jurassic" fans! Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are both returning for the sequel to "Jurassic World."
Universal Pictures announced the news Thursday, just after the film, the fourth installment in Steven Spielberg's hit franchise, became the No. 3 movie of all time, surpassing "The Avengers" in global box office earnings. "Jurassic World" was released more than a month ago.
Pratt, 36, and Howard, 34, will reprise their roles as Velociraptor trainer (and "alpha") Owen Grady and the Jurassic World theme park's operations manager, Claire Dearing, in the sequel, which will hit theaters on June 22, 2018, Universal Pictures said.
Pratt had joked in June that he had signed on to star in "38 movies" in the franchise.
Spielberg will return as an executive producer and "Jurassic World" screenwriters Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, who also directed the film, will pen the script to the sequel. An official title has not been revealed.
"Jurassic World" has grossed more than $1.52 billion worldwide since its release. In the top spot on the global chart is James Cameron's "Avatar," which has made $2.79 billion since its 2009 release. His other hit "Titanic" is No. 2 with $2.19 billion. "The Avengers" is No. 4 with $1.519 million.
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