Jeff Goldblum joining cast of Jurassic World sequel

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum will return to the world of Jurassic Park after joining the cast of the upcoming film, it is reported.

He first starred in Jurassic Park in 1993, playing Dr Ian Malcolm, and took the role on again in its 1997 sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Now the Hollywood Reporter says he will feature in the follow-up to Jurassic World, alongside stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Last year Goldblum said he hadn't been offered a role in the 2015 film.

He was "entirely satisfied" with his work on the franchise, he said at the time, adding: "If I never did any more, I'd be entirely nourished and happy and fulfilled from having done these.

"They're doing spectacularly well without me."

Scene from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, featuring Jeff Goldblum

In 2016 Goldblum reprised another well-known role when he starred in Independence Day: Resurgence as David Levinson.

He had previously played the part in Independence Day in 1996.

Later this year he will appear in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok as the Grandmaster.

The new Jurassic World film, which is yet to get a name, is expected to be released in June 2018, with Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg on board as an executive producer.

It will be directed by JA Bayona.

Jurassic World made $1.67bn (£1.3bn) at the box office, making it one of the highest earning films in history.

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