Jurassic World 3: The Originals Return
"Life," Dr Ian Malcolm once told us, "finds a way". And it appears the open-shirted, mathematical cynic was right on may levels as yesterday the universe found a way to reunite the stars of the original Jurassic Park film for the latest in the series.
Yes, the irrepressible Jeff Goldblum will be joined by Sam Neill and Laura Dern as the trio reprise their roles as Dr Ian Malcolm, Dr Alan Grant and Dr Ellie Sattler from the iconic original Jurassic Park film released in 1993.
The trio, who appeared in the original alongside the late great Richard Attenborough, will join stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the new film, which is currently simply titled Jurassic World 3 and is set for release in 2021.
Fans of the series will know that Goldblum's Dr Ian Malcolm has already made his return to the franchise. He was in the last installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which was - if we are honest - a bit of a mess of a film and ended with dinosaurs roaming free in the world and a T-Rex facing off witha lion in a zoo. As it would.
But it did offer us some moments of Dr Malcolm's legendary wisdom, such as: "Change is like death, you don't know what it looks like until you're standing at the gates."
The big question brought about by the return of these characters is exactly how they fit into the movie's landscape. Goldblum's appearance in Fallen Kingdom was little more than a crowd-pleasing cameo, but the return of all three might hint at a further involvement.
Goldblum expressed his excitement about the reunion on Instagram.
Since the Jurassic World films follow on directly from the Jurassic Park originals, it stands to reason that the people who avoided the disaster last time might just be called in to help clear up the colossal mess which wa in place at the end of the last film. Though I suspect there will be plenty of moralising about the ethical thing to do about dinosaurs roaming the free world.
Just one plea though, please can we have no more storylines about shady people buying dinosaurs as weapons. It happens every time, and every time the shoppers get eaten. Take a hint people.
Anway, to whet your appetite here is a bit of Dr Malcolm testifying in Fallen Kingdom. You're welcome.