Jeff Goldblum has somehow made a killing off of playing Jeff Goldblum. And that’s no slight against the guy — there are plenty of actors who do the very same thing (I’m looking at you, Sylvester Stallone), and it certainly helps that his general Jeff Goldblum delivery is vastly entertaining. Just look at the one line we got from him in the last Thor: Ragnarok trailer. Clearly, the dude didn’t care about just being Jeff Goldblum with some extra glitter on his face. The man has been around for a long time, and in that time he's made an impression on pop culture.
After decades in the business, Goldlum has reached that point in his career where he’s revisiting things of the past. Last year, he went back to the world of Independence Day in Independence Day: Resurgence, and this year, he’ll be playing Ian Malcolm for the third time in the Jurassic Park franchise in the upcoming Jurassic World 2.
Speaking with EW, Goldblum discussed his upcoming schedule, and his impending return to the fold.
“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 then went on to talk about the film’s director, as well as the importance of the film’s messages, despite its popcorn-laden exterior.
“I talked to the director, J.A. Bayona, over the phone. I enjoyed his movie The Impossible with Naomi Watts, and he’s something else… 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 itself was undoubtedly a popcorn movie, and while it played well for most audiences, there were many who disliked its emphasis on spectacle. In doing so, it seemed to weaken the credibility of this world, and the actual quality of the flick. By focusing more on the inner workings of the story, this sequel looks to potentially outpace its predecessor on an outright storytelling level.
What do you think of Goldblum’s comments? Do they give you more faith in Jurassic World 2? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Jurassic World 2 hits theaters on June 22, 2018.
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