Jeff Goldblum reveals Jurassic World 3 will film next summer

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum has confirmed 'Jurassic World 3' will start filming in the UK next summer.


The 67-year-old actor is set to return to the dinosaur franchise as Dr. Ian Malcolm for the fourth time and he "can't wait" to get started on the movie, which will also star Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and original 'Jurassic Park' stars Sam O'Neill and Laura Dern.

Chatting about scary movies with Virgin Radio host Chris Evans, Jeff let slip: "Well, I guess those dinosaur movies are kind of scary. And we're gonna do another one of those around these parts come this summer.

"[I'll] be here shooting with Laura Dern and Sam O'Neill and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

"Colin Trevorrow as the great director is going to be writing and directing it. And I can't wait."

Director Colon Trevorrow recently revealed the movie will bring back Sam and Laura – who played Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler – to join Jeff back in the series in an "organic way".

The 43-year-old filmmaker always wanted to include them in the new trilogy, which he considers to be a continuation of the original 'Jurassic Park' franchise, but there needed to be a logical reason to get them back.

He said: "We'd have had to come up with a reason why Ellie, Malcolm and Grant all went to the theme park on the exact same day it broke down – again. The next film allows the legacy characters to be part of the story in an organic way.

"(Co-writer) Emily Carmichael and I call it 'Jurassic Park VI' because it is."

Colin also revealed that the filmmakers had to consider how the characters have changed since their last appearance in 2001's 'Jurassic Park III'.

He said: "You start asking the most basic questions: who are those people now? What do they make of the new world they're living in, and how do they feel about being part of its history?

"Ultimately it will be in collaboration with the actors. They know and love these characters. We'll do it together."

'Jurassic World 3' is set for release in 2021.