Life Finds A Way Without Dr. Ian Malcolm…

Jurassic Park

One of my favorite characters in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park franchise is Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum, who acts as the voice of reason in a world now inhabited with dinosaurs.

Out promoting The Grand Budapest Hotel, Goldblum tells the Huffington Post that there’s been no talk of him returning in Jurassic World, which is being helmed by Colin Trevorrow for release in 2015.

Yeah…they haven’t called me for ’4,’ I know Steven Spielberg isn’t directing it,” Goldblum explains, “I was perfectly satisfied with the two that I did. I’m still satisfied with that and I’ll be the first in line to see anything else, so, you know.

Some good news came out of the interview, though, as Goldblum reveals that he is in talks to reprise his role of David Levinson for the Independence Day sequel.

Yeah, they’ve talked to me about it and I’ve talked to them about it and they’re excited and I’m anxious and eager to see — I haven’t read anything — what they cook up. You know, I think they’re trying to put it together.

Roland Emmerich returns to direct, but Will Smith is official out and won’t be returning to battle to save Earth…

  • doomas10

    I am up for him to appear in JP4 – it would be cool to feature a reunion with Neil’s character. They shared great chemistry. Having said that, seeing him in Independence day is a pleasure. He was the best thing in it!

  • drmodem

    What a shame he wasn’t even considered for a short appearance. I would have thought some references to earlier titles in the series would be a nice nod whilst remaining unshackled in what’s essentially a sort of reboot.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I would love to see all 3 come back – Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. It seems like the people making the new one just want to start fresh, though. Which sucks because I would love to see at least a cameo, you know?