Jeff Goldblum Teases ‘Nice Part’ in Jurassic World 3
Jeff Goldblum will reprise his iconic role of Dr Ian Malcolm from the Jurassic Park films in the newest franchise release, Jurassic World 3. The 67-year-old said he has a ‘nice part’ in the upcoming film, which is due to be released in 2021. Jeff revealed: ‘Yes, I have a nice part in it.’ The Thor actor then praised Jurassic World’s director, Colin Trevorrow as ‘so wonderful’. ‘He’s going to write in and direct it,’ he told Collider. Jeff then explained: ‘I’ve been reading it every day, working on it. ‘I am eager to do it and get reunited with Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Chris [Pratt] and Bryce [Dallas Howard] and I can’t wait.’
Jeff originally played the role of Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park (1993), then The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). This will make the fourth film he’s played the brainy Ian Malcolm, out of six films in the franchise. It was revealed last year Jeff’s iconic Jurassic Park role almost never came about. Jeff confessed that Steven revealed that his character and that of Sam Neill’s, Dr Alan Grant, were set to get merged into one during a cast roundtable. ‘When I first met Steven Spielberg at Amblin, he came in and said, “You know, there’s a movement afoot, a new rewrite is happening, and your character, Ian Malcolm, is being written out,’ he said. ‘We probably wanna give these funny lines and kinda incorporate your character into the Sam Neil character.”’
Thank god that didn’t happen. Jurassic World 3 is set for release in 2021.