J.A. Bayona‘s Untitled Jurassic World Sequel is about to get a little more chaotic. Jeff Goldblum, who’s become somewhat of an internet sensation in recent years despite a filmography that stretches back to the mid-1970s, famously starred as chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcolm in Steven Spielberg‘s 1993 adaptation of Jurassic Park, written by the late Michael Crichton. Malcolm survived both the initial incident and the follow-up film (and novel), The Lost World. He was also referenced in Jurassic Park III and even mentioned in Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World; one of his novels is also shown, so it’s clear that Malcolm is alive and well and profiting from his experiences.
So it’s a pleasant surprise but not completely unexpected that THR reports that Goldblum will return for Jurassic World 2 as the chaotician. Little other information is available at the moment, but this news should be welcome for fans of Goldblum and Malcolm alike. The bigger questions are: Will Malcolm’s former girlfriend and fellow scientist Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) be returning? What about Malcolm’s raptor-kicking daughter Kelly (Vanessa Lee Chester) or her two other siblings? Will we find out anything about their mother or Ian’s other ex-wives? This thing could very well turn into a Malcolm Family reunion unless Bayona & Co. decide to avoid the other films completely.
Also starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, James Cromwell and Toby Jones, the currently untitled sequel opens on June 22, 2018.