The next movie in the Jurassic Park franchise will see the return of Jeff Goldblum in the role he made famous in the original Jurassic Park, but Chris Pratt would love to see another actor return in a future installment. Laura Dern has previously made comments implying that she would be more than willing to return to a future Jurassic World and reprise the role of Dr. Ellie Sadler. For what it's worth, Chris Pratt thinks this is a fantastic idea. He's thrilled that another of the original Jurassic Park cast members would want to join the new cast, and he sees that as a major endorsement of the work the new films are doing. According to Pratt...
Anyway she wants to come in would be amazing. The fact that she'd be willing to is just another endorsement from one of the original cast members, which is music to our ears.
Jurassic World brought the Jurassic Park franchise back from the dead like a cloned dinosaur, but since the new films are technically sequels to the original trilogy, the characters that made the original Jurassic Park a hit are still out there in the world someplace. Dr. Ellie Sadler was a paleobotanist who was brought in with paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), who she also happened to be personally involved with, to give their seal of approval to the original design for Jurassic Park. They were unable to recommend the park, however, what with all the T.Rex's eating people and various other technical issues.
With Jeff Goldblum joining Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it's clear that the new movies want to remind fans of the original series, so the door is quite possibly open for Laura Dern to return. And since she's shown interest in doing just that, it could very well happen. The only other thing we need is a third Jurassic World movie, and we already know that's going to happen. All the pieces are in place for Laura Dern's return, and Chris Pratt tells ET that, as far as he's concerned, she's in.
Look, I don't make these calls -- but you're hired, Laura!
We know that the story and screenplay for Jurassic World 3 is currently being worked on by Emily Carmichael and director Colin Trevorrow. With the new film not set to hit theaters until 2021, they've got a bit of time to fine-tune the script. Perhaps there will be a place for Laura Dern to lend her dinosaur expertise, even if it's only in a small role. In the meantime, we'll always have Dr. Ian Malcolm, who will return in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom when it hits theaters June 22.