Original “Jurassic Park” star Laura Dern announced Tuesday that she, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will all reprise their roles from the original “Jurassic Park” in the upcoming sequel “Jurassic World 3.”
Dern made the announcement during a Q&A after a Los Angeles screening of “Jurassic World” with Colin Trevorrow, director of that 2015 sequel who is returning to direct the still untitled “Jurassic World 3.” (J. A. Bayona directed the second “world” film, 2018’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”)
In the original “Jurassic Park,” Dern played Dr. Ellie Sattler, Neill played Dr. Alan Grant, and Goldblum played Dr. Ian Malcolm, three scientists brought to the island as part of an inspection team to certify the park is safe (spoiler: it wasn’t). Goldblum appeared in the immediate sequel, 1997’s “Jurassic Park: The Lost World,” and 21 years later returned for a small supporting role in “Fallen Kingdom.” Dern and Neill both returned for 2001’s “Jurassic Park III.”
“Jurassic World 3” will mark the first time all three actors will reprise their characters in the same film since the original.
Trevorrow is also executive producing alongside Steven Spielberg, with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley producing. Emily Carmichael (“Pacific Rim Uprising”) is writing the script with Trevorrow, based on a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly who co-wrote “Jurassic World” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”