Last summer, the sequel Jurassic World proved to be a blockbuster smash hit without the assistance of its original cast in place. Sure, B.D. Wong showed back up as Dr. Henry Wu, but the main players from the original trilogy all stayed away from the set. That might not happen with Jurassic World 2, with some speculating that either Sam Neill, Laura Dern or Jeff Goldblum might return for more dinosaur fun. While the first two actors haven't yet chimed in with their thoughts on the matter, Jeff Goldblum gave the perfect answer when asked if he wanted to reprise his role as Dr. Malcolm. It's a resounding 'Maybe.'
While Jurassic World 2 still doesn't have a director attached after Colin Trevorrow bailed to do Star Wars: Episode IX, the movie is still very much in development at Universal Studios. And while no Jurassic World 2 plot details have been revealed, it is believed that this sequel to the franchise reboot will further explore the idea of using dinosaurs as weapons of mass destruction, which was introduced in Jurassic World. It has been confirmed that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will both be back. Other than that, no further casting has been announced.
Interestingly enough, Dr. Ian Malcolm did make an Easter egg cameo in Jurassic World. We got to see that the character was still lingering around this universe via an appearance of his book God Created Dinosaurs. Though, that certainly doesn't compare to having the real guy show up in the flesh. Speaking with Fandango, Jeff Goldblum revealed that he is very open to appearing in Jurassic World 2. Yet, at the same time, he's also very happy with the two movies he made in this saga, the original 1994 Jurassic Park and its immediate sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2, which opened in 1997. He states the following.
"I'm nothing if not open. I'm like an open-faced sandwich. My door is not always open - I took the door off. I removed the hinges from the door. I'm too open. I'm like a chicken piccata. What was I about to say? Oh yes, the two [Jurassic] movies I did with them were plenty. If I never did anything more, I'd certainly be well satisfied."
Jurassic World 2 is planned for 2018. Though it's unclear when another official announcement about the movie will be made. Original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg will be back to produce, just as he did on Jurassic World. Jeff Goldblum will next be seen in a sequel to his other blockbuster hit of the 90s, Independence Day: Resurgence. So, the man is obviously not opposed to indulging in a little bit of movie nostalgia. At this time, we have no further details to go on.