Back in January Collider reported that The Impossible director J.A. Bayona had stepped back from directing World War Z 2, wooed over by Universal’s offer to direct Jurassic World 2. It seems to be set into stone now, film producer Frank Marshall confirming the decision over twitter.
“Thrilled to announce JA Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!”
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow sounded his support for Bayona on Twitter, commenting:
“Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. JA Bayona, it’s all yours.”