In a little over a year, Jurassic Park fans will see Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm for the first time in over 20 years. It was revealed last month that Goldblum will reprise his role in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel.
Speaking with EW, Goldblum teased Ian Malcolm’s return.
“Off I go in a few weeks to London, where they’ve been hard at work, and I’ll try to contribute something to the plate of dino-entertainment,” Goldblum tells the outlet of his return as Ian Malcolm. “I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking. And of course, that whole world continues to be popular, slam-bang, top entertainment.”
In the same interview, Goldblum teased that the plot will continue the franchise’s theme of greed.
“Even though some might say it’s popcorn-y entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation he was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I’m very interested in that myself, so I’m looking forward to this.”
Goldblum made his first appearance as Ian Malcolm in the original Jurassic Park. The character returned once more for the first sequel, 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Goldblum also made an easter egg appearance as Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World where his photo can be seen on the back cover of a fictional book, “God Creates Dinosaurs”
The Jurassic World sequel is set for release on June 22, 2018.