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Jeff Goldblum Confirms His Role in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is Relatively Small

Touring the press outlets for his new film Thor: Ragnarok, Jeff Goldblum is undoubtedly being asked about his upcoming role in the Jurassic World sequel, Fallen Kingdom.

While none of the cast are able to reveal too much about the film (too much = anything), Jeff did reveal the size of his role in a reply to my question submitted to the Empire writer, Nick de Semlyen.

“It’s small… who knows, they may cut me out entirely! But if I stay in I’ll be a sprig of parsley or a little garnish, hopefully with some impact!”

While he was no doubt joking about potentially being cut out of the movie (fear not, Malcolm’s in), it was a little bit disappointing to hear that his role is small. While I don’t expect Ian Malcolm to be running around the islands anymore, I was hoping for his character to have a more prominent role, almost in an effort to return the franchise to its thematic roots.

Listen to the whole interview below – the questions begin at 14:13

In what capacity do you think Ian Malcolm will appear in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? For whatever reason, I can’t help but think we’ll be seeing him in the third act only, potentially establishing the return of more characters in the third film.

We can assume the ending of Fallen Kingdom is going to feel like one big setup for the third movie, and while that’s expected in this day and age of blockbusters, I do hope Malcolm is given proper treatment.

His character’s change from Jurassic Park to The Lost World is memorable and to me, one of the most important takeaways from the 1997 follow-up. Director Steven Spielberg executed his character’s progression perfectly – and logically. After what they saw and experienced on Isla Nublar, having Malcolm return as a cooky, sleazy theorist wouldn’t work. His experiences shifted him, changed him.

It’s exciting to think about how Malcolm has changed since 1997 – and what his views on Jurassic World are. For some reason, I don’t think he’s a fan…

Huge thanks to Nick at Empire for getting my question in there! Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Empire

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14 thoughts on “Jeff Goldblum Confirms His Role in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is Relatively Small

  1. It’s a little bit disappointing but a role may be small but as long it’s vital and contributes to the story then I’ll be satisfied

    1. Yeah no, I rather he have a small role then being killed off just no. What we need is him, Alan and Ellie to get back together in Jurassic World 3 or one of the later sequels for a good ol classic hangout or “This certainly brings back memories” kinda feel.

  2. He should have bigger role for the upcoming film being he is one of the biggest main characters of the jurassic park universe.

  3. This without a doubt sucks and then some, I was hoping for more spot light/screen time with him being a famous classic loved character and all but a little something is certainly better then a lot nothing. I’m just glad he’s in the movie at all but I do hope that we get to see him along with Alan and Ellie together in the next or later sequel.

  4. He has always been a voice of reason(as high of himself as he might be) and the role he plays in this movie will obviously continue that trend. Now I’m wondering whether his cameoish contribution will happen at the start with the implied court scene. He’s probably among the people giving testimonies against InGen and Masrani Global. A perfect opportunity to at least name drop the 1997 San Diego incident.

  5. His character provided us with some of the most important reflections on scientific ethics in modern cinema. You could even denote it as the entire, philosophical point to the “Jurassic” films: Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. What are the ethical challenges of advanced technology? Can an “advancement” even be called an advancement if humanity hasn’t developed a sophisticated enough ethical understanding of how to manage it and any potential outcomes of unleashing it?

    I really hope they don’t kill off his character because he’s essentially THE character we need for these times.

  6. I’m pretty excited about his inclusion even if it is just a cameo. I hope there is some reference to Isla Sorna in the film, whether it be from Malcolm or otherwise. I’m kind of getting the feeling that if we don’t see something about it in Fallen Kingdom it might not “exist” in the newer trilogy.

    1. Site B will always be canon to the franchise, even if we never see it on screen in the future films. Besides Vic Hoskins was hired for jurassic world because he took care of the terranodon (the ones who escape the isla sorna in the third movie) problem in canada. So if we don’t see or hear of isla sorna again that doesn’t mean it won’t exist anymore.

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