Jeff Goldblum is booking a return trip to Isla Nublar.
The actor is joining the cast of "Jurassic World 2," reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm from 1993's "Jurassic Park" and the 1997 sequel.
Malcolm, a confident and sharp-tongued mathematician, was one of the first to see InGen's dinosaurs. He managed to survive the first movie's attack and was the main character in the sequel. Malcolm did not appear in "Jurassic Park III" nor the first "Jurassic World."
"Jurassic World 2" brings back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who contended with another failure in the park security system. James Cromwell has also signed on to join the follow-up, which will be directed by J.A. Bayona.
How and why Malcolm returns to Isla Nublar is an interesting question, but then again, he's one of the few people in the world who is very familiar with dinosaur rampages.
"Jurassic World 2" is set to open in theaters June 22, 2018.
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