The sequel to Jurassic World has been filming for a couple months now. Everyone’s looking forward to the return of the beloved, iconic characters played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, of course, as well as an actually-pretty-good-sounding supporting cast of Toby Jones, James Cromwell, Geraldine Chaplin, and Ted "Buffalo Bill" Levine. But will B.D. Wong, as the newly and somewhat unexpectedly nefarious Dr. Wu, continue to be the only non-dinosaur holdover from the franchise’s (sigh) original trilogy?
No! Jeff Goldblum is back, following up his laid-back appearance in Independence Day: Resurgence as another ghost of Goldblums past. He will play Ian Malcolm for the first time since this credit cookie from the 1997 Lost World PlayStation 1 game, likely approaching it with the same carefree, happy-go-lucky attitude:
Jurassic Melancholia, or whatever it ends up being called, was written by The Book of Henry’s Colin Trevorrow and Monster Trucks’ Derek Connolly, and is being directed by A Monster Calls’ J.A. Bayona. It’s set for release in June 2018, by which time we will have been given further Goldblum fixes in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok and Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, both of which will surround him with better movies.