The Return of Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World Sequel
The upcoming Jurassic World sequel will see one important figure return to the franchise in Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm (who appears to be filming his part now if producer Frank Marshall’s tweet is accurate).
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Screen Rant), producer and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow revealed that for Malcolm’s dialogue in the upcoming film he went back to the original source: Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel; with some input from Goldblum himself.
“You know, I did rely on [Michael] Crichton for a lot. I used a lot of Crichton dialogue. Maybe one of my highlights of this whole process is Goldblum. Jeff Goldblum called me – and I’m not going to do an impression – but he was like, ‘Look, I’ve added a couple of things, and I thought I’d perform it for you.’ [Laughs] Oh, great, okay. So, we sat on the phone for an hour as he ran these lines, and I talked about it. And, I mean, that’s – it was almost better than being there on set. It was great.”
Trevorrow went on to talk about the sequel as a whole and how it will differ from his 2015 film.
“It’s just deeper, more character-based, and it definitely leans into suspense, especially in the second half…It does have the big action in the middle. There’s a sequence in the middle that I’ve been watching – I mean, I watch dailies every day – but I’ve started to see stuff come together, and it’s just insane.”
He later quipped: “I apologize to those who thought they were never gonna need to see another Jurassic World movie because I think J.A. Bayona is gonna prove [them] wrong.”
Jurassic World 2 will see the return of Jurassic World‘s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard alongside Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, Geraldine Chaplin and, reprising his Jurassic Park and The Lost World role, Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm. The sequel arrives June 22, 2018.