The news keeps roaring in! After last nights thunderous announcement that Jeff Goldblum will return as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2, the first plot detail have hit via James Cromwell! While he doesn’t say much, what he does say is enough to get our already excited selves more thrilled.
Watch the clip below where James Cromwell appeared on Larry King, and read on for more!
“The character Richard Attenborough plays [John Hammond], I’m his partner, uh Benjamin Lockwood, and we developed the technology of being able to clone the genes – and so I am, uh, trying to deal with the blowback from what we have done.”
It sounds like the world has changed to become much less receptive of dinosaurs post the disastrous events of Jurassic World. As the movie is said to deal with ‘animal rights‘, and enough evidence has come out showing that it will feature a rescue mission of sorts, we’re willing to bet he is funding the attempts to ‘save them‘. Further, this seems to be the final bit of confirmation that James Cromwell’s Lockwood is the owner of the mansion seen in the first official set picture.
The implications this has for the story are incredibly fascinating – just where was Lockwood during the events of Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic World? Why has Hammond, Masrani, or nobody else ever spoken of him, and why is he just now stepping out of the shadows? I have hypothesized that whomever owns the mansion may be a dark reflection of John Hammond, a less than ideal version of his already flawed self. While it’s likely that Lockwood is a protagonist, part of me can’t help but to distrust him and his motives.
The still untitled Jurassic World sequel releases June 2018, which cannot come soon enough. As always, sound off in the comments below and stay tuned for the latest news!
Until then, listen to our latest podcast where we discuss this news along with the return of Malcolm!
Thanks to Brian Belukha for sharing this news!