Original Trio of Laura Dern, Sam Neill & Jeff Goldblum Will Return for Jurassic World 3

Last Monday we were delighting over this surprise Jurassic World short by director Colin Trevorrow. It posited a world in which human beings and dinosaurs live side-by-side, not in a theme park visitor/theme park resident way, but in an actual, out-in-the-open way. It was wild. It also turned out to reveal the world a year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Now we learn that Trevorrow had another surprise up his sleeve; he’s bringing back the original Jurassic Park trio of Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum for Jurassic World 3. That’s right, folks, Dern’s Dr. Ellie Sattler, Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant, and Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm will once again be marveling and kvetching about man’s ingenious stupidity in bringing back dinosaurs.

Trevorrow, who is back in the director’s chair for the film (he directed Jurassic World and co-wrote Fallen Kingdom) revealed their return at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood last night at a screening of Jurassic World hosted by Collider. He said their roles will be sizable. This will mark the first time the trio has been together since they starred in Steven Spielberg’s 1993’s Jurassic Park. The last time Dern appeared amongst the dinos was a brief cameo in Jurassic Park III (Neill starred in that film), while Goldblum has appeared in 1997’s The Lost World and made a brief cameo in last year’s Fallen Kingdom.

Jurassic World 3 is being co-written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising). Fallen World gave us an insane plot in which the dinosaurs were being cloned to use as weapons, and then Trevorrow’s short Battle at Big Rock revealed that a year after Fallen Kingdom, dinosaurs are living in our world. It’ll be interesting to see how Jurassic World 3 uses our three returning champions, but we’re excited these great actors are back in the fold.

Jurassic World 3 is slated for a June 11, 2021 release.

Featured image: Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern and Sam Neill watch dinosaur eggs hatch in a scene from the film ‘Jurassic Park’, 1993. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)


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