In a world of reboots and sequels, filmmakers tend to do a pretty good job of throwing in little Easter eggs and nods to the films that made the original source film famous. Jurassic World had a book from scientist Ian Malcolm present and accounted for, but the Jeff Goldblum character was nowhere to be seen in the flesh.
Luckily, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be rectifying that situation, as we’ve already seen in the footage released for the film. Speaking on Variety’s Playback Podcast, Goldblum himself discussed why he had such a great time revisiting this (Jurassic) world.
“I enjoyed getting a chance to dress up in black again and say a couple of things about science and being a proponent of science. The human curiosity and investigation and fact-based storehouse that we have is deeply valuable and must be esteemed and celebrated, but those who would use the animal kingdom and our scientific achievement and knowledge for profit or cheap entertainment or ticket sales or, heaven forbid, militaristic power or leverage, ‘woe be to them.’ So I liked getting another crack at that.”
That’s a response that one can only expect from the great Jeff Goldblum. I don’t expect Malcolm will have anything more than a few scenes in the film, but it really does go a long way to help connect the original two movies to this new franchise, which is being led by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
What do you think of callbacks like these? Is it a good thing to see Jeff Goldblum back in the saddle again as Malcolm, or is the character someone best left in The Lost World: Jurassic Park? Let us know down below!