First we have the two biggest names to date in the series returning for another wild adventure with the prehistoric killer creatures. And now Daniella Pineda has signed on to join Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in the yet-to-be-titled Jurassic World sequel. The Universal picture has kept details of the negotiations under wraps, including any information about Pineda's role in the installment.
The studio has decided to move on from Colin Trevorrow to Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona, who will take the director's hot set. Building on his CV from films like The Orphanage, The Impossible and the 2016 dark fantasy A Monster Calls. Trevorrow has not abandoned the franchise altogether, helping to co-write the script with Derek Connolly. As well as being an executive producer with the one and only Steven Spielberg.
Cracking The Mainstream For Young Pineda
29-year old actress Daniella Pineda has established herself on the small screen, showing up in cameos or maintaining a lead role over the span of 7 years and counting. From a 2012 episode of Homeland to Midnight Sun, Pineda would go on to thrive in network series including The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and the 2015 thriller American Odyssey.
Yet this will be a new experience of epic proportions. Linking up with some of the biggest names in the industry and depending on her role, she could be attached to future installments should her character survive the first hurdle. Pineda has only been involved with three feature films in her career to date, outlining the task at hand. The titles include Newlyweds, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas and the 2015 romantic comedy Sleeping with Other People.
Following Commercial Success Will Be Tough To Crack
While many entered the theater with some fear and trepidation over the sequel that sought to reinvigorate a series that started so spectacularly for 1993's Jurassic Park, the Trevorrow picture hit expectations on a number of levels. Not only did Jurassic World gross $1.67b at the box office to make it the fourth highest successful movie in cinematic history, but the majority of critics gave it warm reviews to outline that the tone was right on the mark.
Now with Bayona taking the reigns and the cast coming to shape, the possibilities for a follow up that wins over the audience are there. Yet the director has cast his eyes beyond this blockbuster. Outlining that he would love to join DC and Superman if the opportunity presents itself.
"The first movie I saw in my life was Superman," remarked the filmmaker. "I was three years old. The first memory I had was Christopher Reeve flying in the suit. Directing a Superman film would be great. I always wanted to be Superman. That's the film that made me want to become a director."
Let's just make you sure Jurassic World 2 goes over well first.