Bryce Dallas Howard teases original cast return for Jurassic World 3
It’s already been about a year since the long-running dinosaur action franchise Jurassic Park graced the screen with the second installment in the sequel trilogy, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and while development is still underway on the third and final installment, star Bryce Dallas Howard has hinted that the original protagonists from the first film could return for the new movie!
In an interview with MTV News for her role in the new acclaimed rock biopic Rocketman, Howard remained cryptic on if she would be working with original stars Sam Neill (The Commuter), Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) and Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok), but the excitement is clear on her face and gives a strong hint that they will return.
Goldblum was last seen in the franchise’s previous installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, albeit in a very brief role reprising the smooth-talking chaos theorist and mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm, while Neill and Dern haven’t been seen in the films since the third installment, Jurassic Park III, in which Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant took center stage and Dern’s Dr. Ellie Sattler appeared in a cameo. Dern has been adamant about wanting to return to the franchise for the final film, stating that if it’s going to be the end, Ellie has to be a part of the story.
Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World 3, with Trevorrow once again directing the next chapter in one of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this installment. Joining the Jurassic team for the first time is Emily Carmichael (upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole), who will craft the Jurassic World 3 screenplay with Trevorrow. They will work off a story by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, who together co-wrote Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.