The upcoming Jurassic World 3 will continue an expansive and exciting story that spans two different trilogies, one that began with Jurassic Park back in 1993, in which three scientists were invited to examine and debate the merits of the revolutionary theme park -- palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant, palaeobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler and chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcolm.
At a recent Jurassic World screening at the Arclight Los Angeles, director Colin Trevorrow introduced Laura Dern and revealed that all three of the original stars are set to appear in the next Jurassic World film, with Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum each reprising their respective roles. Trevorrow did not provide specific details but assured fans that all three will play "a major role in Jurassic World."
I ASKED @colintrevorrow IF WE WILL SEE ANY OF THE OLD CHARACTERS IN #JurassicWorld 3 AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED! 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 @LauraDern @TwoPaddocks @JeffGoldblum @Collider #COLLIDERSCREENINGS pic.twitter.com/sl2ryOBrMy— Neemz - The Movie Poster Guy (@movieposterguy) September 25, 2019
This should come as great news to fans, especially after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which teased the return of Goldblum extensively during marketing but ultimately limited Ian Malcolm's appearance in the film to what essentially amounted to a single scene. Thankfully, with this announcement, it seems that that was not the last we'll see of Ian Malcolm.
Although the stars of Jurassic World, as well as Trevorrow himself, have given audiences a rough idea of what to expect, the upcoming film is still in the early stages of development. Trevorrow is currently writing Jurassic World 3 with co-writer Emily Carmichael. The two recently completed an eight-minute short film entitled Battle at Big Rock, which seemed to hint at the direction in which Jurassic World 3 is likely to go.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World 3, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. The film is set to be released on June 11, 2021.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)