Our prayers have been answered! Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm, something no one could have predicted. Or maybe they could—after all, Jurassic World 2 could use some familiar faces in addition to returning heroes Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard).
The last time we saw Dr. Malcolm was in the 1997 sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, so he’s probably got more than one thought about the success and subsequent shitshow that was Jurassic World the theme park. We don’t know much about the sequel, though screenwriter Colin Trevorrow said that it’s going to be less about dinosaurs chasing people around on an island and more about animal rights. No doubt everyone’s favorite rock star mathematician is here to poke holes in dinosaur theories, spout snarky commentary as the dinosaurs inevitably try to eat people, and lose a few buttons along the way.
Life will find a way yet again when Jurassic World 2 comes to theaters June 22, 2018.