Everything is right in the world again - the original Jurassic Park threesome is coming back! Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom gave us a taste for the original cast with the cameo by none other than Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm. In the upcoming Jurassic Park 3, Jeff is not going to be the only one from the original cast in the film; enter Laura Dern and Sam Neill!
Bryce Dallas Howard, who played in the last two Jurassic Park films and will be in the upcoming one as well, said, “That was painful! I don’t think I was very effective in keeping that secret. I was like not effectively cagey about it, basically. People were like, ‘Is it happening?’ I’m like, ‘Mmm..,’” in regards to keeping the trio a secret from the world.
Needless to say, Howard was overjoyed to welcome the original team onto the cast again. “I’m thrilled. Very, very, very, very, very excited. It feels really right and exhilarating because these are the founders, essentially, of Jurassic Park, and so to have them join in now, it almost, in a way, legitimizes the last couple of movies and brings the whole narrative together.”
Chris Pratt, who was also in the last two films and set to reprise his role in the upcoming one, was also thrilled with the news. He took to Twitter to say, “Just in case you hadn’t seen the news. It’s finally happening. Get ready for what is absolutely without a doubt going to be the biggest, baddest and best, movie of the franchise.”
Following his cameo in Fallen Kingdom, Goldblum wasn't sure if he was going to have another chance at the role of Ian. “I don’t know what the plan is. I think they’re cooking up the plan. Nobody’s shared with me the plan, but Colin Trevorrow is a wonderful guy, and I talked to him on this movie, my little part. Really, the best thing we could do, he’s a wonderful writer, wonderful director,” he said in an interview. “He and Emily Carmichael are writing this script that will be a movie in your local theater in summer of 2021 they say. Who knows? However humbly I can serve the story, if at all, I’ll be happy to do so.”
Jurassic Park 3 will be the first time Neill, Dern, and Goldblum appeared together on screen since the original film in 1993 as the second and third were missing at least one of the three at any given time.
It seems the world was never ready to say goodbye to the Jurassic Park world. Over the years, there have been television shows, shorts, films, and other projects that have given hope for the future of all things Jurassic. In addition to the film, coming out on June 11, 2021, Netflix has been working on a series called Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. The series will follow teens as they try to escape Isla Nublar.