Jeff Goldblum is bringing back the 1990s golden era of summer blockbusters.
One of them, at least.
The actor confirmed that he’s in talks to star in the Independence Day sequel, though he won’t be reprising his role as mathematician Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park 4.
While doing the press circuit for his newest project, the Wes Anderson-directed movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jeff Goldblum shared details about the highly anticipated sequel to Independence Day. He said that director Roland Emmerich has already been in touch about the movie, and Emmerich has been public about his support for the movie.
“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,” Goldblum told The Huffington Post. “You know, I think they’re trying to put it together.”
The movie’s co-writer, Dean Devlin, had also shared details about the movie’s progression.
“Roland and I would really like to do one,” he said last year. “We have some pretty darn good ideas on how to do one and, hopefully, that will all come together. A lot of things have to align. The planets have to piece together and if they do, it’ll happen.”
Emmerich said he hope to craft the sequel in a way that would keep the franchise going indefinitely.
“When you get a bigger mythology going, I think then you have the chance to do not only one or two or three but you can create a series and that’s what we want to do,” the director explained.
But Jeff Goldblum seems to be left out of a different sequel to a 1990s blockbuster. He said that he hasn’t heard anything from producers of Jurassic World, the fourth movie in the Jurassic Park series.