Jurassic World 3’s Jeff Goldblum Gave Dozens of Suggestions on the Sequel
Jurassic World: Dominion star Sam Neill says Jeff Goldblum drove director Colin Trevorrow and everyone else crazy with his constant suggestions.
Jurassic World: Dominion star Jeff Goldblum drove everyone crazy with his constant suggestions, says his co-star Sam Neill. Following upon the massive success of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the upcoming third movie in the blockbuster dinosaur trilogy looks to be the biggest of a three, with a story that takes the dino-action all over the globe.
Indeed Jurassic World: Dominion is not only set to escalate the action of the trilogy, it will also wrap up the entire Jurassic Park franchise according to writer-director Colin Trevorrow. That wrap-up naturally will include a lot of looking back as the movie brings in the original Jurassic Park trio of Neill, Goldblum and Laura Dern for one last go-around alongside new trilogy stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Of course the larger realities of the pandemic world also played a part in the shaping of Jurassic World: Dominion, as it was faced with big delays before finally being finished under tight COVID-related restrictions.
Indeed the making of Jurassic World: Dominion turned out to be a much more difficult undertaking than anyone could’ve imagined. In addition to dealing with COVID delays and restrictions, director Trevorrow also faced another challenge: unrelenting input from star Goldblum. As Neill outlined in an interview with ET to promote his new movie Rams:
Colin Trevorrow, who's a lovely guy and a really good director, he was very open to suggestions. Jeff would come to work with about 50 suggestions that drive us crazy every day, god bless him. I love Jeff, but boy, does he have a lot of ideas! Laura and I would come up with things, as well, and Colin was very open to that. We'll see how many of those things make it to the cut!
Neill of course is joking around when it comes to Goldblum driving everyone crazy with suggestions, as the two are known to be good friends. Indeed, Neill has such affection for his Jurassic Park universe co-star that he even named a sheep after him (Neill’s farm also features a bird named after Kate Winslet, a pig named after Taika Waititi and a red chicken named after his other Jurassic World co-star Howard). According to Neill, Goldblum the sheep has “passed his youthful days,” adding “He no longer amuses the girls, he's just grazing and enjoying himself."
The on-going friendship between Neill and Goldblum is indeed one of the more lovely and wholesome stories behind the Jurassic World franchise, and fans are understandably thrilled to see the pair hit the screen together again one more time in Jurassic World: Dominion, with Dern completing the trio. It will be fascinating to see how Trevorrow and his cast put a cap on the long-running Jurassic Park franchise as the action moves far beyond the tropical confines familiar from previous films to encompass the whole globe, in a story that promises to top everything the series has done before.