It's official: A "Jurassic World" sequel is coming, and it's due out in 2018.

The as-yet-unnamed follow-up to the massive, record-breaking global hit is set for release on June 22, 2018. And yes, its stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be back, too.

What's unclear at this point is who will helm the hotly-anticipated sequel. "World" director Colin Trevorrow has already taken himself out of the running for the job, though he's co-writing the screenplay for the new flick with Derek Connolly.

Stephen Spielberg will be back as a producer for "Jurassic World 2," as will his Amblin partner Frank Marshall. Maybe Spielberg will return to the director's chair for the franchise that he launched way back in 1993? (He was rumored to be doing so for "World," though of course, that didn't pan out.)

"Jurassic World," meanwhile, continues its box office dominance, officially climbing to third place (sorry, "The Avengers") on the all-time top-grossing international chart with a whopping $1.52 billion haul. And that doesn't even include Japan, where it's finally set to premiere on August 5. We have a feeling its record-breaking streak will continue.

[via: Variety]