Jeff Goldblum to Return for ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel

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Jeff Goldblum is coming back to the world of dinosaurs and will appear in Universal-Amblin Entertainment’s next “Jurassic World” film.

J.A. Bayona is directing the next installment. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World.” The sequel also stars Justice Smith, James Cromwell, and Toby Jones.

Goldblum co-starred in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and in 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” but was absent from “Jurassic World.” He played the quick-witted mathematician Ian Malcolm, who managed to survive in both films.

At one point in “Jurassic Park,” he’s told by Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond, “All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!” Goldblum responded, “Yeah, but, John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”

Colin Trevorrow, who directed “Jurassic World,” wrote the script for the sequel with Derek Connolly. Executive producers are Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow. Producers are Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley, along with Bayona’s producing partner Belén Atienza.

“Jurassic World” grossed $1.67 billion worldwide, the fourth-highest-grossing movie in history. The untitled sequel opens June 22, 2018. Vice president of production Sara Scott is overseeing production on behalf of the studio.

Goldblum will be seen next in Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” He starred in “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” He is represented by ICM, Industry Entertainment, and Hansen, Jacobson.

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  1. Lex says:

    It doesn’t hurt that they have Goldblum in it, but let’s face facts Hollywood needs to come up with original material or at least adapt something good. Jurassic Park was an adaption, after all.

  2. Chuck Kopsho says:

    Now, will Sam Neill and Laura Dern return for appearances in future “Jurassic” sequels?

  3. MrSatyre says:

    Pretending that these films exist in the real world: who they heck backs a theme park which consistently not only fails spectacularly, but where people die horribly as a direct result, too?

    The Fast and the Furious movies are jaw-droppingly moronic, but these Jurassic Park/World movies are even more so. Talk about shutting down all of your higher brain functions!

  4. meals on wheels says:

    I will see it if the T-rex can finally have his Malcolm meal.

  5. jedi77 says:

    I wasn’t going to see it, after that boring ‘World’ – but with Goldblum in it, I am going.
    Hell, I even went to see ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ because he was in it.

  6. Occultology says:

    Don’t get eaten, Jeff!

  7. Spider says:

    Fantastic News!

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