How To Buy A Shirtless Ian Malcolm Funko Pop! Figure
Its the figure no Jurassic Park fan should be without, so here's where you can buy a shirtless Ian Malcolm Funko Pop! There's rarely been a fusion of character and actor quite so perfect as Ian Malcolm and Jeff Goldblum. Malcolm is a mathematician invited to the titular park before it opens, and in addition to giving his views on the ethics of cloning an extinct species, he offers colorful commentary on events and provides much needed comic relief.
Goldblum's endearingly cool and quirky performance made Malcolm an audience favorite, though the star once revealed the character was almost written out of Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg considered combining Malcolm's sense of humor with Alan Grant (Sam Neill) instead, but after some lobbying, Goldblum was eventually cast. The character proved to be such a hit that author Michael Crichton made him the lead character in sequel novel The Lost World, despite the character seemingly dying in the original book. Goldblum reprised the role in The Lost World's film adaptation and returned once again for a cameo appearance in 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
One of Goldblum's most iconic moments in Jurassic Park is a shot of the wounded Malcolm laying down with his shirt open, sweaty and panting. It's an image that has since evolved into a meme and practically any article or story discussing the character has to include it. It was only a matter of time before Funko Pop! got around to creating a shirtless Ian Malcolm figure, which arrived in 2018 to mark the movie's 25th anniversary.
This Ian Malcolm figure can be found on Amazon.com for those who want to keep a sweaty Jeff Goldblum figure on their desk. The actor once recalled how the scene came to be, with Goldblum deducting that since the story was set in Costa Rica and Malcolm was recovering after attacked by a T.rex, he'd probably have a fever. This is why the character is panting and barechested in the scene.
It hasn't been confirmed that Malcolm is coming back for the upcoming Jurassic World 3 yet, though the star has suggested he's open to a return. There are also reports Sam Neill and Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) may also return for the film, which will mark the end of the Jurassic World trilogy. It would certainly be fun to see all the main characters from the Jurassic Park franchise reuniting, but for now, fans will have to wait and see.
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