Jeff Goldblum considers himself a late bloomer, a late “Goldblumer “ in fact.
No wonder then that the 66-year-young actor is raring to return to the Marvel universe, which he first entered as the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
“I can’t reveal any secrets... but there was a whisper of a thought of a notion of a psychic imagining that I might have some participation,” he said about the latest instalment Thor: Love & Thunder, which is currently in pre-production with Raganarok’s Taiki Waititi directing.
Goldblum made the comments in a video interview with Entertainment Weekly at D23 Expo 2019, Disney’s fan event currently running in California.
He went on to add, “I would love to... I would show up anywhere where Taiki Waititi is.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Goldblum has dropped hints ahead of a Marvel role. Before the arrival of Ragnorok at cinemas, the Indepedence Day actor let slip to Empire magazine a little about his Grandmaster role, saying, “He’s a hedonist, a pleasure-seeker, an enjoyer of life and tastes and smells.”
When initially quizzed on the latest addition to the Thor series at D23, the Jurassic Park star was a little lost at first.
“Do I know anything about love and thunder?” He said. “If that’s the title of something then I’ve never heard of it, but I know something about love and I know something about thunder.”
Off camera someone quickly updated the actor, before he realised, “Oh it’s the new title for the Thor movie - oooh...”
It wasn’t the first update Goldbum got on current Marvel news while in Anaheim. When a Variety reporter asked him about Spider-Man leaving the MCU, it was news to him too.
“No! This is the first I’ve heard of it. I’m crestfallen. What’s happening?”
The Fly actor was at D23 Expo 2019 to talk about his new TV series for Nat Geo, The World According to Jef Goldblum.