In case you've been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you may be unaware that the now legendary beloved actor Jeff Goldblum will be returning to his iconic Jurassic Park role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in next year's Jurassic World 2. In case that wasn't enough Goldblum news to send your excitement level through the freaking roof, the actor is also appearing is this year's Thor: Ragnarok as The Grandmaster. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly the actor discussed both upcoming roles.
Here's some of Goldblum's comments about working with director Taika Waititi on Thor: Ragnarok and how the director allowed improvise a lot in his scenes.
I enjoyed it. I didn’t have scenes with Cate Blanchett, but she was in The Life Aquatic, of course, so we’d been in touch, and I’ve seen her since. I just adore her, so it was great to be in another movie with her, even just by association. The other Hemsworth brother, that now makes two for me, and he couldn’t have been sweeter or more down-to-earth, like the whole family. What I particularly loved is the director, Taika Waititi. He really got me involved in this because I’m a fan of his, from Flight of the Conchords and all his movies, not only Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Boy but especially What We Do In the Shadows.
When we first talked, he said, “I want you to do your particular version of this character without being comic-y or grandiloquent. I think you should do something that’s in your creative family tree. And also improvise.” He was very interested in improvisation. We came to all those scenes and riffed enjoyably for the time we had. I don’t know what’s gonna come out in the mix because we gave him a whole bunch of different choices, I’ll tell you that. He’s great. Taika Waititi gets 10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums.
Sounds awesome enough right? Well now its on to bigger and better things, as life must go on in director J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World sequel hitting theaters next summers! Here's Goldblum's awesome comments about returning to the Ian Malcolm role and the Jurassic Universe.
“Off I go in a few weeks to London, where they’ve been hard at work, and I’ll try to contribute something to the plate of dino-entertainment. I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking. And of course, that whole world continues to be popular, slam-bang, top entertainment.”
Goldblum also talks his excitement to work with The Impossible and A Monster Calls director J.A. Bayona.
“I talked to the director, J.A. Bayona, over the phone. I enjoyed his movie The Impossible with Naomi Watts, and he’s something else. I didn’t realize he was a good friend of a friend of mine, a director I worked with a while ago in Spain named Fernando Trueba, who’s just fantastic. Knowing that the two of them are brethren and brotherly in their friendship makes me feel very good, too.”
Goldblum also added that the sequel will continue to explore the theme of greed first established in the original Jurassic Park:
“Even though some might say it’s popcorn-y entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation he was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies, and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I’m very interested in that myself, so I’m looking forward to this. I’ve got a few things to do. I’m nothing if not conscientious, so I’m enjoying working on it every day.”
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok“, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theaters on November 4th.
Featured above is the first official image from Jurassic World 2.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning as Owen and Claire in Jurassic World 2. The sequel has added Toby Jones, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, Daniella Pineda, and Geraldine Chaplin. James Cromwell has also signed on to play John Hammond’s partner at InGen, Benjamin Lockwood.
Jurassic World 2 is set to hit theaters on June 22nd, 2018.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly