Just like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum finds a way back onto the big screen.
The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier this week that Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcoming science-fiction sequel Jurassic World 2. Being a staple of the franchise ever since the first film released in 1993, this will be the third time Goldblum will be portraying the character in the Jurassic Park universe, after his last appearance in 1997’s The Lost World.
Jurassic Park purists will no doubt be excited to hear about Goldblum’s return. An actor brimming with charisma and wit, Goldblum’s dry humor has usually been the best part of most of the films he’s been involved with, and somehow finds the right moments to spit a snappy quip or make some sarcastic comment.
Yet, fans shouldn’t be too excited for this casting news just yet. Goldblum also returned in the long-awaited sequel Independence Day: Resurgence last year, and even he couldn’t save that movie from its stupid writing and mediocre production. As we’ve seen before, Goldblum is a useful element that can be used to lighten up serious moments in a picture, but he can’t make up an entire picture. No actor can.
Luckily, it looks as if this new film is heading in the right direction. With A Monster Calls director J.A. Bayona at the helm working off of a script from Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World 2 has been described as a fresh return for the franchise, going back to its roots in horror and thriller. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is producing, and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are also set to return.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for Goldblum’s return to the big screen, or like the dinosaurs do you wish he’d just stay in the past? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Screenrant