Jurassic World 2 is currently in production and while there is little information about the film available right now, director J.A. Bayona appears to be taking things very seriously.
In a new, six-second video, Bayona can be seen playing with a T-Rex puppet, making loud, dinosaur-like noises. The video is cute and it’s good to see Bayona at work, but the more interesting aspect comes in the behind-the-scenes photo released alongside it. The man filming Bayona’s puppet show is Colin Trevorrow, best known for directing the first Jurassic World, and the executive producer on the second.
Trevorrow, who found himself at the center of controversy following the announcement that he had been appointed the director Star Wars: Episode IX. People were disappointed with Trevorrow’s take on Jurassic World, a film that brought in more than $1.6 billion worldwide, and were concerned about him taking on a Star Wars project. Trevorrow also found himself in hot water for saying female directors weren’t helming action movies because they didn’t want to and weren’t suited for it. Trevorrow later apologized for his comments.
It’s unclear just how much input Trevorrow will have on the next Jurassic World, but he has previously said he’s very committed to the franchise.
The new photo and video mark the second time in a week Bayona has shared something from the set of the film. He recently posted the first official photo from the movie on twitter. In the photo, a girl can be seen standing in front of a room chock full of dinosaur bones, including a menacing triceratops head.
Jurassic World 2, which will reunite Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, will be released in 2018.