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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The most exciting news surrounding Jurassic World 2 has been the fact that Jeff Goldblum is returning as Dr. Ian Malcolm. The character, and actor, are fan favorites, providing the most quotable lines from the original Jurassic Park film and bringing that quantifiable magic element that is…Goldblum. Whether, “When you gotta go, you gotta go,” “Life always finds a way,” or “Faster,must go faster,” is your quote of choice, there’s a million reasons to love Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm.

Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World and co-writer on the sequel, appeared on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, when Jurassic World 2 inevitably came up. Trevorrow revealed previously that he turned to the original novel, Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton, when writing the film, but he had this to add about the process and Jeff Goldblum’s involvement in it:

“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.”

Now, that’s how you make Jurassic World 2 feel authentic! Simply return to dialogue and ideas from the original novel that have yet to be used in a film. Malcolm may be the most quotable character in the original film, but there are some doozys in that book that I’d love to hear Goldblum bring to life. 

Though we still don’t know how large Goldblum’s role will be in Jurassic World 2, or how Malcolm comes to be involved with terrifying dinosaurs for the third time, Trevorrow also assured Happy Sad Confused podcast that Jurassic World 2 would be the most suspenseful film in the entire series:

“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.”

J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls, The Impossible) is directing the film from a script by Derek Connolly (Kong: Skull Island, Jurassic World) and the aforementioned Trevorrow. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and BD Wong all return from previous films in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Jurassic World 2 has a release date of June 22, 2018. 

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SOURCE: MTV’s Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via /Film)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.