The next entry in the Jurassic Park reboot is currently filming but the best piece of recent news on the film is that Jeff Goldblum will be returning to his role from the original film. Jurassic World 2 producer Colin Trevorrow knows that fans are excited, so he's decided to tease them with an image just to remind them that Ian Malcolm will return. Check it out.
It's just a tease to be sure. Showing off the chairs that actors will be sitting in has become a popular way to give an audience a little hint of what's to come, without actually showing them anything. Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World but is only acting as a producer of the sequel, sent out the image via Twitter. Still, I'd by lying if I said seeing this didn't get me just that much more excited for Jurassic World 2. Jeff Goldblum's off-kilter performance in the first Jurassic Park was one of the highlights of that film and so the idea of seeing him again is certainly an exciting one. Jurassic World was a rock solid reboot of the series and while that film made it clear that it was following the events of the original trilogy, having one of the major cast members returning will make the franchise as a whole that much more cohesive.
While we know few specifics about Jurassic World 2's story, we know that the focus of the film will surround the expansion of dinosaur cloning technology by other companies who all have different agendas. It's just the sort of thing that Ian Malcolm would have been afraid was going to happen following his initial experiences with dinosaurs. Whether he comes out of the woodwork on his own, or one of these companies brings him in due to his experience is unknown.
Based on the fact that filming on Jurassic World 2 has already been underway, and it appears that Jeff Goldblum either just started filming, or is just about to start, it seems that perhaps his role might not be a major one. He likely doesn't have as many scenes as current stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. This is only a guess, anything is still possible, but based on the timing it would seem that Ian Malcolm may only pop up during a particular part of the film which is about to start shooting.
Jurassic World became one of the highest-grossing films ever made. With the added star power of Jeff Goldblum, the chances are becoming greater that the sequel might have the strength to overcome its predecessor. We'll find out when Jurassic World 2 arrives during the summer of 2018.