The latest Jurassic Park veteran to come back to Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom is likely to be Sam Neill. Universal tasted great success when they reintroduced the Jurassic Park franchise a few years back with Jurassic World. The film focused on new characters, but, the same old Isla Nublar, and it successfully rebooted the series. In the process, it gave impetus to a franchise based on the revival of the Dinosaurs. The last time we saw them in Jurassic World, they were abandoned to rule the island freely, and now the new threats have come to exist.
The sequel’s marketing campaign started yesterday with the unveiling of the teaser trailer of Fallen Kingdom. The trailer and other promotional materials prior to the launch hinted at several things that the sequel will deal with. One such element is the comeback of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm. Now a new rumor claims that he is not the only old-timer to come back.
Mr. Sunday Movies had earlier revealed the news about Matt Damon playing a cameo in Thor: Ragnarok has now reported that Sam Neill might be a part of the Fallen Kingdom. Although MSM advises treating the information as a rumor only, his source claims that Neill had been spotted arriving on the Fallen Kingdom set when filming was going on. As per the report, he arrived in a blacked-out SUV, that hints at a possibility of his reprising his Jurassic Park character of Dr. Alan Grant.
This doesn’t in anyway confirm that Neil will be seen in the Fallen Kingdom, however, it is not going to be a shocking news. Goldblum’s comeback made a lot of people excited, so it is a great idea to bring Neil back too! He was the lead guy in the original movie, and the fans of the original Jurassic Park would be delighted to see him. However, Neill might have rejected the offer. He had earlier clarified why his character Alan Grant won’t be a part of future Jurassic films, but, a change of mind is not impossible. Maybe sometime after making that statement, he would have agreed to play a cameo in the Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World introduced BD Wong and now both he as well as Goldblum are on board for the Fallen Kingdom. Getting Neill back for this film or the next Jurassic World sequel might provide a well-deserved closure to his character if the handling is good. In case Neill is unwilling to come back then the studio could try and rope in Laura Dern to reprise her role in the original Jurassic Park. Dern has herself stated that she is game to be a part of a Jurassic World sequel and it would be a joy to see Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, and Ian Malcolm once again form a team on the big screen.
Source: Mr. Sunday Movies