Jeff Goldblum opens up on return to Jurassic World

A quarter-century on from the first Jurassic Park, number five in the franchise thunders into cinemas on Thursday.

For Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are back in the lead roles, but they welcome back a very familiar face from Steven Spielberg's first dino blockbuster.

Jeff Goldblum returns as Dr Ian Malcolm, the sardonic mathematician, and he's very happy to be back.

"I love people, and we're all connected, and I feel connected to everybody," he told Newshub.

"Here we are, if the movie tells us anything, that our planet is small, extraordinarily beautiful and magical and that we're all lucky to be here, for the short time that we are together.

"And [it teaches] that we're very much of the same stuff - as are the other mysteriously beautiful species."

Mysterious and beautiful, and in his prime at 65, Goldblum's cult following is legion. Long-time Jurassic fans are beside themselves to see him back in the franchise.

In the interests of fair play, be warned that Goldblum only bookends this latest instalment, which won't be nearly enough Goldblum for fans but a welcome sight regardless.

Also back on the Hawaiian Jurassic set are Pratt and Dallas Howard, the new stars of this billion dollar franchise.

"The second film picks up where real relationships pick up in life, which is 'it's complicated'," says Pratt.

"Things aren't always perfect, but when push comes to shove we have each other's back."


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