“Mr. Hammond, I think we’re back in business!”
Director Colin Trevorrow revealed that the original Jurassic Park stars—Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum—will be joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the upcoming Jurassic World 3 film.
The news came after a screening of Trevorrow’s Battle at Big Rock, an eight-minute short film that picks up a year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and features dinosaurs wreaking havoc after hitting the mainland.
Laura Dern shocked event-goers by joining the director at the screening and announcing who else was being brought on along with her.
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According to Trevorrow, each of the veteran actors will play “a major role, not a cameo,” which surely comes as a relief to many Jurassic fans after being teased with only a couple precious minutes of Jeff Goldblum in the previous Jurassic World installment.
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Trevorrow said the upcoming film “will be focused storytelling with dinosaurs all over the world. We really wanted this technology, this genetic power, to go open-source at the end of the film. What we’re suggesting is not just that these specific animals that we care about that were in captivity were freed, but also that the ability to create these animals has gone a little bit wider than our friend Dr. Wu. The open-sourcing of any technology, like nuclear power, that’s the scary side for me.”
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