Life… has found a way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Jurassic Park” alum Jeff Goldblum has joined the cast of “Jurassic World 2.”
Goldblum starred in both 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” as Ian Malcolm, a know-it-all mathematician. Now, he has officially boarded the sequel to the smash hit “Jurassic World,” which saw “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt lead the film alongside actress Bryce Dallas Howard. Both Pratt and Howard are set to reprise their roles from the first film with “A Monster Calls” director J. A. Bayona taking over directing duties from Colin Trevorrow. Though Trevorrow isn’t returning to direct the feature, he did pen the script for the film along with his frequent collaborator Derek Connolly.
As of right now, not much is known in regards to the currently filming sequel, although Pratt has stated that it will be “scarier” and “darker” than the first. It is unclear if Goldblum will reprise his role as Ian Malcolm, though it does seem likely.
Goldblum can next be seen in Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” where he’ll play the Grandmaster, one of the Elders of the Universe. That film is set to hit theaters this November.
Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Howard, “Jurassic World 2” is expected to arrive in theaters on June 22, 2018.