Hold your hors- uh, velociraptors everyone! Everyone’s sexy uncle/ absolutely Zaddy Jeff Goldblum is reuniting with OGs Laura Dern and Sam Neill in Jurassic World 3, for the first time since the first Jurassic Park film in 1993.
Universal Pictures has reportedly convinced the three Jurassic Park stars to make a comeback to the dino universe for Jurassic World 3, and yes I am positively weeing myself in delight.
They’re back. Welcome to Jurassic World Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler & Ian Malcom. #2021 pic.twitter.com/28jjkq7Y5P
— Jurassic World (@JurassicWorld) 25 September 2019
For obvious reasons, Jeff Goldblum is one of the best and most iconic features of the Jurassic Park series, with our beloved T-Rex coming in at close second.*
The Jurassic Park/World series has been through some ups and downs, and I’m going to assume this is why our golden trio needed convincing to jump onto the best reunion like, ever.
But I’ll be fair, the most recent one was actually pretty good. It had the delightful spookiness that was reminiscent of the 1993 film with the original cast, but also, and more importantly, the narrative that the dinosaurs were real creatures that deserved care, something which I felt was lacking in the first Jurassic World film.
Jurassic Park vs Jurassic World
In the OG Jurassic Park, we watch the absolute wonder from Allan and Ellie when they meet the dinosaurs, but also their empathy and understanding as they take care of them when they’re sick. Jurassic World, in contrast, removed the emotional connection between beast and man and only left us Chris Pratt’s veloci-babies.
It created the narrative of “good” vs “bad” beasts, and while I totally get why they did that in the film and how it was a commentary on capitalism ruining basically everything, I do think it pissed on previous Jurassic dino depictions.
But now, with the latest Jurassic World film ending with the humanisation of dinosaur feelings and the similarities between consent in humans and animals, we’ve got some pretty lit animal rights representation. Which is why I’m not surprised Allan Grant and Ellie Sattler are back with the ever beautiful Ian Malcolm.
And even better, they’re both reportedly getting sizeable roles and not just cameos. I hope their reprised characters are as quotable as the originals. But more importantly, I hope this poor lion doesn’t get eaten because I will definitely cry.
*In my humble but frankly quite expert opinion.
Image Sources: Twitter, Universal Pictures.