'Jurassic World' Gets a Namecheck From Jeff Goldblum in New Teaser

Jeff Goldblum hasn’t appeared on-screen in the Jurassic series of movies since 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but everyone’s favorite stylish veteran actor is coming back as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. His return is showcased wonderfully in the film’s new teaser trailer — sandwiched between Chris Pratt dodging gnarly dinosaurs, of course.

On Friday, a new teaser trailer for the upcoming film has released announcing a brand new trailer that is set to be released next Wednesday. In the teaser, we see the heroics we expect to see from Pratt’s Owen Grady, but the biggest takeaway for longtime Jurassic Park fans is seeing Goldblum in what appearing to be a courtroom says “welcome to Jurassic World.”

Fallen Kingdom picks up years after Jurassic World and reunites Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing on a mission to return to what was Jurassic World to save the dinosaurs. Many people may fear the creatures after dinosaurs attacked those visit the park in the first film, but Claire is determined to save them all before an eruption on Isla Nublar kills them all.

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While he will have a cameo in Fallen Kingdom, we do know Goldblum’s role is important because Director JA Bayona said to The Independent “he doesn’t have a major role in the action but it’s definitely a very meaningful one in terms of the story” about the character’s return. Fans of the original film series will remember Dr. Malcolm as a brilliant mathematician who specializes in chaos theory who correctly predicts the negative outcomes of the attempts made in the original film to control nature.

Fans excited for the upcoming film have more to look forward to when the next full trailer drops on April 18. Another chance to guess and dissect what the new footage means for the summer blockbuster, which opens in theaters on June 7.

While this summer Goldblum is coming back in the flesh, this is not the first time he’s been referenced. In the 2015, he got a namecheck of his own when a character was reading one of Malcolm’s books.

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