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Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern all back for Jurassic World 3

September 25th, 2019 by Marc Comments

There’s no arguing that the last Jurassic World movie was, well, a bit crap.

However, there short released last week (watch it here) showed that the franchise still has legs if handled right. And nothing gets the public’s interest better than bringing back original, loved characters.

Yes, Jurassic Park original stars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern are all returning for Jurassic World III alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard with Colin Trevorrow back directing.

Neill played Dr Alan Grant in the original movie and the third one, with Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm popping up in the first, second and most recent Jurassic outing. Dern’s Dr Ellie Sattler was in the first movie and made a very brief appearance in the third movie with Neill.

This is the first time the three will have been together since the first movie in 1993.

Is it fan service? Yes.

Is it damage control after the last movie? Yes.

Do we care? As long as they are all significant characters that do justice to their original portrayal? Nope. Not at all.

Universal’s SVP Production Sara Scott is overseeing production on behalf of the studio.

Dern made the announcement on Twitter following a fan screening of Battle at Big Rock (the short movie) last night:

Shortly after, the movie’s main Twitter account tweeting the trio’s return:

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….