Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park movies as the irresistible Ian Malcolm. While absent from Jurassic Park III and seen briefly in an easter egg during Jurassic World, the character will be making an appearance in the upcoming Jurassic World 2. Goldblum recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk a bit about returning to the series and his "saucy, sassy man" of a character.
"Off I go in a few weeks to London, where they've been hard at work, and I'll try to contribute something to the plate of dino-entertainment. I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking. And of course, that whole world continues to be popular, slam-bang, top entertainment."
Goldblum talked about a conversation he had with director J.A. Bayona about the themes of the movie. While the first one was very much an action movie, it did have something to say about the buying and selling of a miracle like bringing dinosaurs back to life. Goldblum seems to understand that these movies are much deeper than they appear to be, and he seems happy that Bayona seems to understand that, too.
"I talked to the director, J.A. Bayona, over the phone. … Even though some might say it's popcorn-y entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation he was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies, and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I'm very interested in that myself, so I'm looking forward to this. I've got a few things to do. I'm nothing if not conscientious, so I'm enjoying working on it every day."
Jurassic World 2 is set for release on June 22nd, 2018.