Jeff Goldblum Talks 'Jurassic World' and 'Independence Day 2'

Sunday, 09 March 2014 14:26 Written by  iamrogue
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Jeff Goldblum Talks 'Jurassic World' and 'Independence Day 2'

There's no actor quite like Jeff Goldblum.  He's a force entirely unto himself, a singular performer who always delivers a distinctly Goldblumian wit in films big and small.

While talking to IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick about a small new film, the one and only Goldblum dropped some news regarding his involvement in two sequels to nineties blockbusters that weren't just big, they were huge.  Between Jurassic World and Independence Day 2, however, only one sequel will find Goldblum dusting off his genius glasses.

As chaotician Ian Malcolm, Goldblum proved to be the human MVP of Jurassic Park back in the summer of 1993.  Malcolm went from an eccentric supporting player to a more straightforward leading man in the sequel, 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park.  When the third installment arrived in 2001, it was lacking even a whiff of Goldblum.

It sounds like that will again be the case when Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12, 2015.

Jami asked the actor about the upcoming sequel during an interview for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Goldblum answered, "I don't know anything about Jurassic Park, so it seems that the ship is sailing and I'll buy a ticket to see it."

Director Colin Trevorrow is assembling an entirely new cast for the fourth entry, with Chris Pratt leading an ensemble that also boasts Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Goldblum isn't sore over Dr. Ian Malcolm's apparent retirement, saying, "I was very happy to do the two I did and to work with Mr. Steven Spielberg."

Jurassic World won't find Goldblum once again evading dinosaurs, but Independence Day 2 might just have him dueling extraterrestrials.

The actor told Jami that he's been touch with the producer and director behind the 1996 hit about reprising his role as David Levinson. "I had a dinner meeting a while ago now with Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, who I enjoy very much," revealed Goldblum.

"I haven't read anything, but they're cooking up something that they sound passionate about. So, I'll see if that occurs. That would be fun."

Emmerich and Devlin are developing the sequel, which 20th Century Fox hopes to have in theaters on July 1, 2016.

Will Smith won't be back as hotshot pilot Steven Hiller.  Anticipating as much, the duo tasked screenwriter James Vanderbilt with writing two versions of Independence Day 2: one featuring Hiller and another without him.

Seems that Jeff Goldblum might just be working from that second script on ID4 2.

If you need a Goldblum fix sooner, check out The Grand Budapest Hotel, currently in limited release.

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