Jeff Goldblum has teased the return of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel which is currently in production.
Goldblum was recently announced to be reprising his role as the rockstar mathematician first introduced in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park. Plot details are still under wraps but the film will continue the storyline of weaponized dinosaurs introduced in 2015 with Jurassic World.
During a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly to promote his three-week guest host tenure on National Geographic Explorer, Goldblum teased the return of the self-professed chaotician since we last saw him in 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
“Off I go in a few weeks to London, where they’ve been hard at work, and I’ll try to contribute something to the plate of dino-entertainment. I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking. And of course, that whole world continues to be popular, slam-bang, top entertainment.”
Goldblum also dished on his excitement to work with The Impossible and A Monster Calls director J.A. Bayona who taken over for Colin Trevorrow as director on the project:
“I talked to the director, J.A. Bayona, over the phone. I enjoyed his movie The Impossible with Naomi Watts, and he’s something else. I didn’t realize he was a good friend of a friend of mine, a director I worked with a while ago in Spain named Fernando Trueba, who’s just fantastic. Knowing that the two of them are brethren and brotherly in their friendship makes me feel very good, too.”
Goldblum then added that the new sequel will continue to explore the theme of greed first established in the original Jurassic Park:
“Even though some might say it’s popcorn-y entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation he was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies, and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I’m very interested in that myself, so I’m looking forward to this. I’ve got a few things to do. I’m nothing if not conscientious, so I’m enjoying working on it every day.”