During early conversations on the 2015 film Jurassic World, executive producer Steven Spielberg told director Colin Trevorrow that he was interested in having several more films made. In April 2014, Trevorrow announced that sequels had been discussed: "We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story. " Trevorrow hinted that Chris Pratt and Omar Sy could reprise their roles for the next few films and said he would direct the film if asked. Trevorrow later told Spielberg that he would only focus on directing one film in the series. In May 2015, Trevorrow announced that he would not direct another film in the series: "I would be involved in some way, but not as director. " Trevorrow felt that different directors could bring different qualities to future films. Pratt is signed on for future films in the series, as is Ty Simpkins, who portrayed Gray in Jurassic World.