Bryce Dallas Howard teases original 'Jurassic Park' cast could return for sequel
Much like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the relaunch of the dinosaur franchise with Jurassic World sought to add a new modern twist to an old formula - but that doesn't mean fans aren't clamouring for the past.
Let's get nostalgic with the Jurassic Park trailer:
With Star Wars, that meant seeing Leia, Han Solo and Chewie in Episode 7, Luke Skywalker in Episode 8, and now Lando Calrissian is set to return for this year's Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker. Now, it appears we may be seeing some familiar faces when the next Jurassic sequel comes around.
We already got a taste of it when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom brought Dr. Ian Malcolm back into the fold. Unfortunately, he was there for only a scene or two and never met with the new characters or had any bearing on the plot... but that may be different once the third film in the new series arrives.
Ian Malcolm's speech from the ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:
As it turns out, we may be getting even more of Jeff Goldblum and the rest of the original cast of Jurassic Park. Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire in the latest entries into the series, teased the chance of reappearing cast members in a recent interview with MTV News.
During the chat, she was asked whether she thought the original cast could make a return, and if she thinks it would be a good idea.
"Yes, very much so. If that happens, I don’t know," she said. "I don’t know what’s been confirmed or whatever, but I’ll blink if it’s happening and maybe..."
You can see the interview below, where the actress makes it fairly obvious that there's been some talks she's not technically allowed to share with the public just yet...
We haven't seen Ellie (Laura Dern) or Alan (Sam Neil) since Jurassic Park 3, when the new-mother sent the US Navy to rescue Alan from Isla Sorna. You'd think after their encounters with dinosaurs in the past, they'd be through with it all, but after the events of the last movie, they may not have a choice when it comes to getting involved in the action.
Jurassic World 3 is set to hit theatres on June 11, 2021.