In a move that is clearly designed to crush my hopes and dreams, Jeff Goldblum has revealed that he was not called or asked back to appear in Jurassic World. If you recall, Sam Neill also said something similar. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Goldblum revealed that he’s in talks for Independence Day 2 but not Jurassic Park 4.
“Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich had already revealed that Goldblum was in talks to reprise his role in the upcoming sequel, but it’s surprising to hear Goldblum admit why he’s not appearing in the upcoming “Jurassic World.” It’s the same reason he didn’t appear in “Jurassic Park III” … nobody called him.
When you hear about “Jurassic World,” do you think to yourself, I could still do that? I know you didn’t come back for “Jurassic Park III.”
Yeah, and they haven’t called me for “4,” I know Steven Spielberg isn’t directing it …
Is that why you didn’t do the third movie, because Spielberg didn’t direct it?
No. Nobody asked me.
I didn’t know that. I always assumed it was your decision.
No, nobody asked me, but I was perfectly satisfied with the two that I did. I’m still satisfied with that and I’ll be the first in line to see anything else, so, you know. But, “Independence Day” …
When I spoke to Roland Emmerich last summer, he was adamant you were coming back, along with Judd Hirsch and everyone else except Will Smith.
Oh, good, so he’s talked about it. Yeah, they’ve talked to me about it and I’ve talked to them about it and they’re excited and I’m anxious and eager to see — I haven’t read anything — what they cook up. You know, I think they’re trying to put it together.
I mean. Okay. I loved Independence Day. Jeff was great in it. But Jurassic World has been highly anticipated for almost a decade! Let’s be real, most of the fans of the original movies are hoping to tune in to see some familiar faces. Yes, the story needs to be new and exciting but that’s no reason to not include at least some of the original cast members.
Don’t the people creating the film know this? Now, I’m not expecting Sam or Jeff to run through a jungle from a dinosaur anymore, but that’s no reason they can’t at least have a cameo. I remember even hoping they would ask Joe Mazello back for a small part. And who doesn’t want to see Ian Malcolm in his signature black outfit or Dr. Grant in his hat?
Jurassic Park is a fantastic franchise and I just hope they’re able to do the movies justice and not just make an action flick just because.
I hate to say it, but I might even be losing interest in seeing this. And I’ve been waiting, like I said, for over a decade for the fourth sequel to my favorite movie of all time. I know it’s early but I sincerely hope The Powers That Be that can make this happen change their minds about including some of our favorites.