'Jurassic World 2' Is Going Underwater With A Submarine Sequence

I know Jurassic World has a lot of haters, but I'm holding out hope that director J.A. Bayona will be able to deliver a sequel that improves on its predecessor. Jurassic World 2 already has one element that the previous movie didn't: the one and only Jeff Goldblum returning as Dr. Ian Malcolm. But this movie will also feature something no other movie in the franchise has done before: an underwater action scene set in a submarine. Read what we know about the Jurassic World 2 underwater scene below.

ScreenRant pointed us to an interview Management in Stage Film and Television conducted with up-and-coming actor Kevin Layne (Showtime's Guerilla), who landed a role in Jurassic World 2. Layne explained the character he'll be playing and hinted at what's to come:

I read for two parts, and ended up getting the role of 'submarine pilot', which was the role I wanted as it is quite an epic scene. So I should have a nice cinematic moment on screen in a massive studio film. Filming starts in May [so] hopefully I'll be in one of their amazing contraptions, pretending that there's dinosaurs around me. I've never worked with CGI before so it's fun and challenging. But I can now say to people, "You know there's no dinosaur there, right?" [laughs]

That's admittedly not much to go on, but an "epic" submarine-based scene sounds like a fun new moment for the Jurassic franchise. The terrifying Mosasaurus (pictured above) played a key role in Jurassic World, so maybe we'll be seeing that creature again soon from a whole new perspective.

Or better yet: Layne's character gathers a couple supporting players on his submarine early on and heads away from an abandoned Isla Nublar with a couple of surviving dinosaurs locked in a cargo hold. They set out to a mysterious location, and we don't see them again for an hour, when we return to the sub and we suddenly see it burst through an icy surface in Russia, flipping speeding cars out of its way in the process. Yep, you guessed it: they're in the climactic moments of The Fate of the Furious, finally tying those two franchises together just as we suggested.

Of course, considering what happens to that sub in Fate, this would be the last we'd see of Layne's character...but maybe those dinos in the cargo bay somehow survive, and Fast 9 could serve as a full-blown crossover between the two. Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?

Jurassic World 2 arrives in theaters on June 22, 2018.