So Laura Dern is in. Sam Neill is out, as is Alessandro Nivola. But what about Dr. Ian Malcolm, Mr. Chaos Theory, the voice of reason himself: Jeff Goldblum? If there’s to be a “Jurassic Park IV,” will he be in it?
After all, his character survived a near-death on Isla Nublar in the first film to make an appearance in the second, and was even referenced in the third, which means … “Who knows?” laughed Goldblum when we caught up with him at the Director's Guild Honors.
“I don’t know about that,” Goldblum said. “I don’t know what the future holds. My plate is full right now [since joining the cast of ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’].”
But once Goldblum started reminiscing about working with Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic Park films, produced the third, and is producing the fourth, the actor relented a bit.
“It’s all coming back to me now,” Goldblum said. “I loved doing the other two, and I loved working with Steven. I had a great time… And ostensibly I have time off [from ‘Law and Order’] and I could do other films. I just did ‘Adam Resurrected’” (more on that film later).
So if Spielberg or fellow “Jurassic Park” producer Frank Marshall were to call Goldblum up and ask him to reprise his role as the quirky mathematician, he’s at least now open to the idea. “Maybe,” he said.
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