Jurassic World 2 casts Jeff Goldblum for more Ian Malcolm magic

Everyone’s favourite chaos theorist and meme machine will be back for Jurassic World sequel

There’s a lot that we don’t know about JA Bayona’s upcoming sequel to Jurassic World, but there’s a big piece of good news heading your way.

Jeff Goldblum will return as Dr Ian Malcolm, as reported by THR. Slashfilm spoke to producer Frank Marshall, who said that “I’m excited to have him back. The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right.”

Meanwhile, Goldblum has been handing out free sausage sandwiches from his Chef Goldblum food truck in Sydney, as reported by News.com, but he told the reporter that it had nothing to do with his returning to the classic franchise.

“I have to keep it under my hat and close to my vest but no, it doesn’t have to do with that (Jurassic World),” he said. Maybe Thor: Ragnarok‘s Grandmaster is partial to handing out free sausage sandwiches and it’s part of another excellent piece of promotion for that film. Or maybe Jeff Goldblum is just a gift and he enjoys spreading joy in the form of free sausage sandwiches.

Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm first appeared in 1993’s original Jurassic Park before leading the sequel, The Lost World, in 1997. He’s been absent from the films since, with the mightily forgettable Jurassic Park III bringing back Sam Neill’s Alan Grant and Laura Dern’s Ellie Satler.

He’s joining the returning Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong, as well as newcomers Justice Smith, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda and Geraldine Chaplin. The script is written by Jurassic World duo Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow.

The untitled Jurassic World sequel is in cinemas from 8 June 2018. Get all the latest science fiction news with every issue of SciFiNow.