It’s the news that die-hard fans of the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise have been longing to hear. Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum are all set to return for ‘Jurassic World 3’.
The confirmation that all three original actors are to return for ‘Jurassic World 3’ came from the lips of Dern during a screening of the Battle at Big Rock eight-minute short film that Colin Trevorrow directed.
Dern, Neill and Goldblum will join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas in the Trevorrow directed sequel.
J.A. Bayona directed the last film in the series ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ which was set three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet with dinosaurs now living amongst humans.
Dern, Neill and Goldblum all originated their roles in the 1993 blockbuster that started a series that has grossed a cumulative total in excess of $5 billion globally and expanded into the worlds of video games, toys, novels, animated LEGO series and theme park attractions.
It’s not the first time the three have returned to the dinosaur action, Dern returned to her role as Dr. Ellie Sattler and Neill reprised his Dr. Alan Grant role in 2001’s ‘Jurassic Park III’. Goldblum returned to his role as Ian Malcolm in 1997’s ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’, and again briefly in 2018’s ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’.
Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow return to be executive producers, while Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing. ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ scribe Emily Carmichael has penned the script for the third instalment with Trevorrow.
Production is set to commence early 2020