RUMOR: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom may also Feature the Return of Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant
Hold on to your butts because it sounds like Jeff Goldblum may not be the only original cast member returning for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as a new rumor is seemingly placing Sam Neill on-set…
“They’re moving in herds… They do move in herds”
Ever since Universal announced Jurassic World and its upcoming sequels, fans have been clamoring to see some of their favorites from the original trilogy return, especially Sam Neill (Alan Grant), Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), and Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm). Now, while next year’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom made good on bringing back Dr. Ian Malcolm, who’s expected back for a cameo of sorts, there’s been radio silence regarding the other two flagship characters. However, there may be good reason for that.
According to a source, Sam Neill may have actually paid a visit to Pinewood Studios in London – or Shepperton Studios to be exact – in late August, which is coincidentally exactly where J.A. Bayona filmed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He reportedly arrived via a blacked out van and was apparently sporting the same look as his Hunt for the Wilderpeople character, which, in layman’s terms, means he probably had a beard.
Back in July, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard had completed principal photography on the highly-anticipated sequel, but considering that a film of this magnitude will have months and months of extensive post-production work, there would certainly be more than enough time to fit in a special cameo without much fanfare if they so chose to do so.
Once again, we implore you to take this report with a huge grain of salt.