As 2017 roars in, the Jurassic World 2 news machine shows every sign of ramping up. The movie, which begins filming this February in London according to producer Frank Marshall, is said to be a darker and scarier sequel taking inspiration from the original Jurassic Park. Recently, director J.A. Bayona joined Collider to promote his new movie “A Monster Calls”, which opened wide today, and towards the end of the interview he talked a bit about the upcoming Jurassic sequel.
Now, of course this doesn’t mean Malcolm is returning in Jurassic World 2 – but that won’t stop us from hoping for his return! If there is one character from the classic Jurassic Park films that would make sense to see in the mix of things again, it’s Malcolm. His character would bring a welcome injection of science and cynicism that Jurassic World was missing (in my opinion), and plus the charisma of Jeff Goldblum would be welcome anytime. Perhaps this is the “closer connection to Jurassic Park” which was previously hinted at by Bayona?
Whether or not Ian Malcom returns in Jurassic World 2, we cannot wait. Everything is sounding great, and the news will surely continue to inspire confidence. As always, sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest news!