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Universal Makes Surprising Choice For ‘Jurassic World 2’ Director

The director of the upcoming Jurassic World sequel was officially announced this week, and it is none other than J. A. Bayona.

If the name doesn’t ring any bells, that’s because the director has been working on Spanish-language shorts. However, the few features he has created give us an idea of what Bayona is capable of building.


One of his biggest projects, The Impossible, earned an Oscar nomination for Naomi Watts for Best Actress. Bayona himself won Best Director at the Gaudi Awards as well as several other ceremonies.


Since then, Bayona has been offered some other projects, like the sequel to World War Z. However, he had to step down due to “preexisting film commitments.” We now know exactly what those commitments are.

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