Jeff Goldblum teases 'sassy, saucy' return of Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2

Ben Arnold
UK Movies Writer
Goldblum… is eager to bring back ‘sassy’ Dr Ian Malcolm for Jurassic World 2 – Credit: Universal

Those pumped for the return of silver-tongued maths genius Dr Ian Malcolm in ‘Jurassic World 2’ should be pleased to hear that Jeff Goldblum is too.

He’ll be heading to the set in the UK very soon to reprise his role for the first time since ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ in 1997.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: “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.

“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.

He went on to say that he’s a great admirer of the movie’s helmsman, J.A. Bayona.

(Credit: Universal)

“I talked to the director, J.A. Bayona, over the phone,” he added. “I enjoyed his movie ‘The Impossible’ with Naomi Watts, and he’s something else. I didn’t realise he was a good friend of a friend of mine, a director I worked with a while ago in Spain named Fernando Trueba, who’s just fantastic. Knowing that the two of them are brethren and brotherly in their friendship makes me feel very good, too.

“Even though some might say it’s popcorn-y entertainment, 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. I’ve got a few things to do. I’m nothing if not conscientious, so I’m enjoying working on it every day.”

Also starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, James Cromwell and Ted Levine, it’s due out on June 7, 2018.

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