Jurassic World sequel: Jeff Goldblum to reprise his role as the know-it-all scientist
Jeff Goldblum is returning to the land of dinosaurs. The actor, who co-starred in 1993's Jurassic Park and 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park, will appear in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s next Jurassic World film.
J.A. Bayona, whose filmmaking credits involve A Monster Calls, is directing the next instalment in the studio's hit franchise. Jurassic World earned $1.67 billion worldwide in 2015 and is the fourth-highest-grossing film in history.
Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel, which also stars Justice Smith, James Cromwell and Toby Jones. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, wrote the script for the follow-up with Derek Connolly. The film is slated for release on 22 June 2018.
Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr Ian Malcolm, the know-it-all mathematician who came to the park as an insurance consultant — and somehow survived both the original film and the sequel.
Goldblum will next be seen in Disney and Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok where he will play the Grandmaster, set to hit theatres 3 November.
Though there's more than a year till the film releases, the executive producer Colin Trevorrow and Bryce Dallas Howard have been sharing photos of from the sets of the film.
(With inputs from agencies)