Holy shit you guys, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum are set to reprise their iconic roles in Jurassic World 3.
I, uh, I haven’t properly watched the newer films of the series so I can’t quite make any judgements here but this is great news regardless.
The original three will join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, according to Deadline. Jurassic World re-tweeted the welcome news on Twitter, before making its own official announcement.
“They’re back,” the team captioned a picture of the holy trinity. “Welcome to Jurassic World Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm.”
Excuse their typo, the crew’s probably just very excited.
They’re back. Welcome to Jurassic World Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler & Ian Malcom. #2021 pic.twitter.com/28jjkq7Y5P
— Jurassic World (@JurassicWorld) September 25, 2019
As Malcolm once said: “You crazy son of a bitches, you did it.”
The news was announced by director Colin Trevorrow during a screening of Jurassic World at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.
And in some more good news, each star will reportedly have a “sizeable” role in the movie, instead of brief cameos.
Details are thin, but Trevorrow is directing again and will co-write the script with Emily Carmichael. Trevorrow directed the first Jurassic World. He also helmed that indie flick Safety Not Guaranteed and The Book of Henry. Carmichael has Pacific Rim: Uprising on her CV.
Trevorrow actually just released a short film, which takes place after the events of the last Jurassic World film. It’s called Battle at Big Rock and the story follows a family of four whose encounter with dinosaurs at the Big Rock National Park becomes a batshit fight for survival.
The short film stars André Holland, Natalie Martinez, Melody Hurd, and Pierson Salvador.
You can watch the entire thing on YouTube right now.