Justice Smith has joined the cast of the Jurassic World sequel.
According to sources for Variety, Smith will play "a young scientist in the movie."
The 21-year-old actor appeared in two episodes of the Nickelodeon's superhero comedy series The Thundermans, had a supporting role in the comedy-drama Paper Towns, and, more recently, starred in the Netflix musical drama series The Get Down.
Jurassic World 2 is expected to go into production March 2017.
In 2015, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World became one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, grossing more than $1.67 billion at the global box office on its way to becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time. In 2018, executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Sequel. Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Spielberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and written by Jurassic World’s director Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer of the film.
Jurassic World 2 is set to open in theaters on June 22, 2018.