Jurassic World 2 director JA Bayona: 'Jeff Goldblum Fallen Kingdom role is a cameo'

The director also teased sequel's further callbacks to Spielberg's 1993 classic 'Jurassic Park'

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 08 December 2017 12:13 GMT
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer

Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona has revealed more details on the return of Jeff Goldblum character Ian Malcolm.

Speaking to The Independent, the Spanish filmmaker broke down the events of the first full trailer for sequel Fallen Kingdom which features the return of Goldblum, a volcanic eruption and - thankfully - a smorgasbord of dinosaurs.

When asked about Goldblum's hotly-anticipated return to the Jurassic Park franchise, Bayona confirmed his appearance is merely “a cameo.”

“He’s more like a cameo - he doesn’t have a major role in the action but it’s definitely a very meaningful one in terms of the story,” he said.

“He’s always somehow been the voice of the conscience in these movies, telling us where the red lines are. He plays that role in this film. For Colin [Trevorrow, screenwriter] and I, it was about finding connections with the old trilogy - that makes it very rich as we are expanding Jurassic World but also finding new connections with Jurassic Park.”

When pushed on whether the sequel will feature any other callbacks to past Jurassic Park films, Bayona added: “We have James Cromwell playing a character who has a relationship established with John Hammond [the character played by Richard Attenborough in Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster], and we have BD Wong playing Dr Wu again. It's kind of exciting when you find your connections take the story to a whole new level.

“It’s an illusion of the same universe.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is released 7 June 2018

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