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Jurassic World fans were excited to learn that Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum would be returning to the franchise. Now, Goldblum has spoken out about what makes him excited to be part of Jurassic World 2. In a recent interview, Goldblum says that he spoke with director J.A. Bayona and was interested with the way the director was taking the material seriously, even though the movie is a traditional summer blockbuster. According to Goldblum...
Even though some might say it's popcorn-y entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation [Bayona] was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it often times 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.
While the Jurassic Park movies are based in the over the top premise that men have learned how to clone dinosaurs, they use that setup to create a world which is otherwise realistic. Certainly, if such things actually happened there would be all sorts of people looking for the ways that it could benefit them. The desire to steal the technology for the gain of others has been a theme since the original film and it continued in the rebooted Jurassic World. Based on Jeff Goldblum's comments to Entertainment Weekly, this is the aspect of the series he's looking to get back into.
Jeff Goldblum's character of Ian Malcolm was the one in the original film who questioned whether man should have ever taken the step of cloning dinosaurs, even though the technology existed. This conflict between science and reason will almost certainly be at the center of the character's return. At the end of Jurassic World, we saw that dinosaur embryos were successfully removed from the island, meaning that the technology is going to end up in the hands of others. While we have no clue how they plan to use it, certainly Dr. Ian Malcolm will have an opinion on it.
Jeff Goldblum's quirky mathematician was one of the highlights of the original Jurassic Park so it's great to know that he's coming back to the franchise. The interaction between him and Chris Pratt, assuming it happens, has the potential to be incredibly entertaining. Between his return to the Independence Day movies as well as his joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it appears that Goldblum has decided to get back into the summer movie mix in a big way. Goldblum will appear in Thor: Ragnarok on November 3. Jurassic World 2 is scheduled for release June 22, 2018.