It seems that a few veteran faces from the original Jurassic Park trilogy may well be poised to join Jurassic World 3 according to director Colin Trevorrow.
Trevorrow, who directed the first film in the new trilogy and co-wrote on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will be taking the reins back from J.A. Bayona for the final chapter three years from now, and indicated he'd love to have Sam Neill and Laura Dern return.
When asked by MTV if fans would be short-sold if more legacy characters didn't appear as per Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm recently, he said, "I totally agree with that. I would feel robbed too, yeah." Of course, Neill played Dr. Alan Grant and Dern played Dr. Ellie Sattler, both of whom last appeared in Jurassic Park III.
Given the franchise's new direction with dinosaurs roaming freely in the Americas, it would make sense for them to appear as they've always been about caring and protecting the creatures. This would unite them with the new generation of dino-lovers, Chris Pratt's Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing on the new rescue mission.
As for why Goldblum's character made his cameo, Trevorrow indicated, "We felt like this was Malcolm's return. This was his... let him have his moment. I feel that way about everyone, especially Laura [Dern], in that she never got to have her own movie. That identified as being something that's important. I feel like this moment with Goldblum, because he had this very clear set of ethical questions that he was able to pose for everyone, we just wanted to put the spotlight on him."
Directed by J.A. Bayona from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong, joined by Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, and Jeff Goldblum.