Jurassic World was one of the better examples of a new movie continuing an old franchise and taking it in a bold new direction without biting the original to hard. And while returning cast members were in short supply, the confirmation of a sequel gave hope that we’d see more cast members from the first film make appearances.
Yesterday, THR confirmed that Jeff Goldblum would be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the sequel. He previously portrayed the character in 1995’s Jurassic Park and 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He joins Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and B. D. Wong, who are returning from Jurassic World (Wong also started in the 1995 film), alongside franchise newcomers Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin and James Cromwell.
This is the second blockbuster franchise Goldblum is returning to, following his role in Independence Day: Resurgence. He will also be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe later this year in Thor: Ragnarok, which will also feature his Jurassic Park co-star Sam Neill. Exact plot details are currently unknown, but it is reported to expand on the plotline from the previous film of corporations breeding dinosaurs as living weapons for the military. If that’s the case, you can bet Malcolm will definitely have something to say about that.
Jurassic World 2 will premier on June 22, 2018.