Jeff Goldblum, who played the rogueish and wisecracking mathematician and chaos theory expert Dr. Ian Malcolm in both 1993’s Jurassic Park and 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is returning to the franchise again in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel.
The movie, which does not have an official title yet, is being directed by J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) from a script by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Goldblum joins a cast that features Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong returning from the first movie, along with James Cromwell, Toby Jones and Justice Smith.
Now, any time you put Jeff Goldblum in a movie it’s a good thing, and his Ian Malcolm in particular was one of the (human) highlights of the first Jurassic Park, providing a sarcastic running commentary on the monster mayhem and chaos reigning around the characters.
Goldblum was last seen in 2016’s Independence Day: Resurgence — okay, even he makes a mistake sometimes — and will appear this November in Thor: Ragnarok as the Grandmaster, where he will no doubt provide his own unique flavor to that role and franchise.
The Jurassic World sequel will arrive on June 22, 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter