Why didn't Jeff Goldblum return to Jurassic World (2015)?

Ian Malcolm's character (Jeff Goldblum) was not in the Jurassic World movie, but instead had a brief appearance in the sequel.

Jeff Goldblum starred in the movie Jurassic Park from 1993 as Ian Malcolm, a mathematician invited to the original park to investigate any problems the attractions might have. He returned four years later as the main protagonist of The lost World (1997), but then was absent in Jurassic Park III 2001. Also, the actor and other original cast members weren't in the first movie. Jurassic World. What are the reasons?

Ian Malcolm specialized in chaos theory. The idea that small variations in the world can cause giant and unpredictable effects. In the first Jurassic Park, Malcolm warned of the park's threat, correctly predicting the horror that happened to the characters in the movie. When the new theme park officially opens at Jurassic World, the same destination awaits tourists. A series of catastrophic deaths occur after a genetically modified dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, escapes and wreaks havoc, but this time Malcolm was not there to warn what was going to happen. Although there is a subtle difference here, the story begins with a theme park that has been successful for years. So chaos theory only starts working when they introduce the new fully human-made dinosaur, without following any pattern from nature.

Only Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) returned.

Jeff Goldblum and most of the other original cast members were deliberately kept out of Jurassic World. Executive producer Steven spielberg He wanted to introduce a new cast of characters for the Jurassic World trilogy to keep the franchise focused on the future.

In an interview the director Colin Trevorrow He stated, "Steven had a mission to do something new, and he really wanted it to be a Jurassic Park for a new generation." Since the new franchise started 14 years after the original movie was released, it's wise to focus on creating characters for a new generation of viewers. There were young teens buying tickets for Jurassic World who weren't even born when the original movie was released. For them, the nostalgia of seeing characters like Ian Malcolm played by Jeff Goldblum was not the motivation to go to the movies.

The chaotic events of the first movie Jurassic World require Ian Malcolm to return to The fallen kingdom (2018) to repeat his past warnings. In the sequel, Malcolm explains in the US Congress. USA that dinosaurs must be left to die on the island to correct the atrocities of creating them in the first place. Instead, the film ends with the dinosaurs leaving the island for the mainland. Jeff Goldblum appears again in the final scene to warn society of the new dangerous reality in which they will live. Claiming that "a sudden, radical and irrational change … is happening now." These radical and unpredictable changes are the foundation of chaos theory, and it is clear that Malcolm's warnings have come true once again.

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