This weekend is very exciting for the generations of Jurassic Park fans out there. Because after waiting years since the release of Jurassic World, its highly anticipated sequel has finally arrived in theaters. Fallen Kingdom will continue the narrative of the current trilogy, bringing back heroes Owen and Claire for another adventure. But there's also a very familiar face returning to the franchise, as Jeff Goldblum is reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. While he's reportedly not a huge part of the movie, fans are already eager to see if Goldblum might also return for the third film. The legendary actor was recently asked just that, and expressed his interest is working with Colin Trevorrow, saying:
While far from a confirmation, it looks like Jeff Goldblum is more than happy to play Ian Malcom in a fourth movie, and therefore help complete the story of the Jurassic World trilogy. The question is whether or not the character is necessary for the story currently being developed by Colin Trevorrow.
In his comments to Collider, Jeff Godlblum mentions his interest in working with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. While he helped to create this new trilogy, Trevorrow stepped away from the franchise for Fallen Kingdom. This made way for director J.A. Bayona to helm the project, although Trevorrow's departure from Episode IX allowed for him to return for the developing Jurassic World threequel.
Colin Trevorrow and Jeff Goldblum briefly worked together on a Super Bowl commercial for Jeep. You can check out the clip below.
Aside from a Jeep Commercial, Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm will return to the silver screen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This will be the first time Ian has been in the franchise since The Lost World in 1997. While he was referenced in the past two movies, fans are excited to see the iconically shirtless hero come back properly. Malcolm will be testifying in related to genetic testing and events he witnessed on Jurassic Park, which will likely keep him far away from the main action of the film. Still, we can hold out hope he at least drives a Jeep.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is in theaters now. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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