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One of the earlier movies in Jeff Goldblum's career that highlighted him as a talented actor was The Fly, an adaptation of the same-named short story by George Langelaan that had previously been translated to film in 1958. As one would expect with David Cronenberg in the director's chair, this version of The Fly was significantly scarier than its predecessor, and (SPOILER alert) it ended with Goldblum's Seth Brundle being killed so that his suffering as a monstrosity would finally end. The Fly II followed in 1989, but decades later, Goldblum has some ideas for another follow-up, which could revolve around either Seth's grandson or brother. As Goldblum sees it:
I don't think my character would be involved because of course I got tragically mutated with the fly and then the machine, oh boy. But maybe I show up as a grandchild of the original Seth Brundle, or Seth Brundle had a brother. Had a brother that emerges in some ways! Who knows, I don't know but David Cronenberg was a thrill to work with. Boy, if he was involved I'd like to work with him again, I'll tell you that.
The Fly II followed Seth Brundle's son, Martin, who developed at an accelerated rate, was played by Eric Stoltz as an adult and ultimately followed in his father's footsteps by turning into a fly-like monster. Unlike Seth, however, Martin managed to revert to a fully human form, with the sequel's villain, Anton Bartok, being turned into the monster. But should any lingering fly genetic material have remained in Martin's system, then it's possible that Martin and his love interest, Beth, might have spawned a child that continues the Brundle tradition of turning into a freak of nature. On the other hand, if we met Seth's brother, that would be easier to pull off for Jeff Goldblum, as this brother could easily be explained away as a twin. As for why he would turn into a monster, well, maybe he just didn't just take what happened to Seth seriously enough and subjected himself to his own experiment, or he was transformed against his will.
While Jeff Goldblum's suggestions on a new Fly movie to Bloody Disgusting certainly sound interesting, there's been no word in recent years about if David Cronenberg would still want to return to this horrific world. However, last year, it was reported that Sleight director J.D. Lillard was looking to helm a Fly remake using a script he co-wrote with his writing partner, Alex Theuer. Assuming that project goes forward, then it stands to reason that Goldblum and Cronenberg returning for a new Fly movie would be more unlikely.
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