While on a press junket for director Wes Anderon’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” actor Jeff Goldblum was asked about his involvement with the sequels to the highly anticipated mega-hit films “Independence Day” and “Jurassic Park.” Director Roland Emmerich and Goldblum are currently in negotiations for the actor to reprise his role as the tech savvy David Levinson in the “Independence Day” sequels. However, no news is coming from Universal Pictures on the actor’s return for “Jurassic World.” In the interview, Goldblum was candid and straight forward with his answers. Here is what he said.
When you hear about “Jurassic World,” do you think to yourself, I could still do that? I know you didn’t come back for “Jurassic Park III.”
“Yeah, and they haven’t called me for “4,” I know Steven Spielberg isn’t directing it…”
Is that why you didn’t do the third movie, because Spielberg didn’t direct it?
“No. Nobody asked me.”
I didn’t know that. I always assumed it was your decision.
“No, nobody asked me, but I was perfectly satisfied with the two that I did. I’m still satisfied with that and I’ll be the first in line to see anything else, so, you know. But, “Independence Day” …”
When I spoke to Roland Emmerich last summer, he was adamant you were coming back, along with Judd Hirsch and everyone else except Will Smith.
“Oh, good, so he’s talked about it. Yeah, they’ve talked to me about it and I’ve talked to them about it and they’re excited and I’m anxious and eager to see — I haven’t read anything — what they cook up. You know, I think they’re trying to put it together.”