Three stars from the first Jurassic Park movie will be reprising their classic roles in Jurassic World 3. Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will return as Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, respectively, for the sixth installment of the Jurassic franchise.
This marks the first time the original trio have been in a Jurassic movie together since the original.
During a fan screening of the 8-minute Jurassic World short film: Battle at Big Rock, actress Laura Dern herself revealed the news that she was returning to the franchise.
They will join returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard along with director Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow is executive producing with Steven Spielberg. The script for Jurassic World 3 is co-written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole) from a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, the same pair who co-wrote Jurassic World and its followup Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended with the dinosaurs getting off the island and heading for civilization, and after experiencing what we saw in Battle at Big Rock, it makes sense that’s where Jurassic World 3 will pick up.
The Battle at Big Rock short takes place one year after the events of the last Jurassic World film in Big Rock National Park, where dinosaurs are now living in our world.
The story follows a family of four whose encounter with these wild animals becomes a terrifying fight for survival.