Chris Pratt has given fans an update on Jurassic World 2, promising that it will be "darker" and "scarier" than its predecessor.

Pratt praised Jurassic World 2 director JA Bayona and assured fans that the franchise is in safe hands.

Filming of the sequel is currently in the works, with Pratt reprising his role as Velociraptor trainer Owen Grady. Bayona is directing the film, having taken over from Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow – who will helm Star Wars: Episode IX.

"He's a remarkable filmmaker," Pratt said of Bayona. "If you haven't seen The Impossible or A Monster Calls, I mean he's really visually masterful. Deep emotions and suspense."

Pratt will return as Owen Grady

Speaking to Screen Rant the actor said, "I think [Jurassic World 2] is going to be a scarier version, a little bit darker, and will continue to expand and carry the story forward in a way that is really unexpected and you wouldn't have imagined."

Bayona himself has previously echoed Pratt's thoughts in an interview last year, during promotion for his film A Monster Calls.

"I think one of the reasons they called me is they wanted to go darker and scarier," he told Digital Spy.

"Jurassic Park is very dark; it's very scary. I think it's more in that vein. We're going to go back there."

Pratt and co are also set to be terrorised by the T-Rex again, with co-writer and producer Colin Trevorrow confirming the news on Twitter earlier this month.

Jurassic World 2 is set to hit cinemas on 8 June 2018.

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