The veteran stars of the first "Jurassic" film will reprise their iconic roles for the sixth installment of the franchise alongside returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Mixing a little bit of that classic blend into its hugely successful "Jurassic" franchise, Amblin Entertainment has announced the returns of original "Jurassic Park" stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum for "Jurassic World 3."
More than a quarter of a century later, the veteran actors will reprise the roles they made instantly iconic for the 1993 film, joining "World" stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard for the latest installment of that age-old question: What happens when people make bad decisions involving dinosuars?
Planned as a trilogy of films from the outset, director Colin Trevorrow is set to return to wrap up this sixth installment of the "Jurassic" saga ... though surely not the last "Jurassic" film we see. What's next anyway? "Jurassic Universe: Dinosaurs in Space?"
Who are we kidding. We'd totally watch that!
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In a world of sequels and remakes galore, there's still something magical about getting the old gang back together to see if that old magic is still there. And when you're dealing with a franchise as beloved as this, it's akin to the original trilogy star appearing in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and its sequels.
There's a whole generation of people who grew up with these films and the characters of Dr. Alan Grant (Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Dern) and the still-sexy-how-does-he-do-it Dr. Ian Malcolm.
Of course, Goldblum reprised the character of Dr. Malcolm in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," but was relegated to a dramatic speech before the U.S. Senate. Here's hoping this time he gets drawn back into the action with friends old and new.
Tevorrow has promised that this film will look and feel the most like the original "Jurassic Park" in tone (and not jut cast), describing it as a "science thriller.
It also promises to focus more on regular dinosaurs, than the hybrid creatures that have come to dominate the franchise. In other words, it's about the classics in more ways than one!
At the same time, the film also acknowledges that it's been 30 years since the first film and "how to clone a dinosaur" is just out there now. Not to mention, the dinosaurs that escaped in "Fallen Kingdom" are just kind of out there now.
They're not going to go Godzilla on Tokyo or anything, but it is recommended to be careful in the woods as there may be more than lions, tigers and bears out there these days.
Basically, it sounds like this is the culmination of everything Doctors Grant, Sattler and Malcolm thought could go wrong with this technology ... well, going exactly as they thought. As they say, "Life... finds a way."
"Jurassic World 3" is slated to stampede into theaters on June 11, 2021.