Jeff Goldblum’s portrayal of mathematician and chaos theory expert Dr Ian Malcolm was extremely well received by fans, and his performance was, in general, praised by director Steven Spielberg himself. (via GQ). Malcolm later became the main character in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” in contrast to Alan Grant when Spielberg was developing a sequel, although it was not entirely successful, according to the famous director (via New York Times). So far, Dr. Malcolm has continued to escape death by dinosaurs and is set to return alongside Grant and Sattler in “Jurassic World: Dominion.” However, contrary to how it appeared on the big screen, Malcolm was actually killed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the end of the first novel “Jurassic Park”.
According to his official website, Crichton actually rewrote the first “Jurassic Park” movie to ensure Malcolm’s survival because he “needed him” to comment on why things would go wrong. The character survived thanks to the incredible Costa Rican surgeons who managed his wounds. Malcolm even noted that reports of his death were “overstated.” From that moment on, Malcolm must walking with a walking stick due to his injury.
It will be interesting to see how much Goldblum’s Malcolm can move in “Jurassic World: Dominion.” With all of the original “Jurassic Park” members back, they’ll have to find a way to quickly avoid being eaten, since they’re not as fat as they used to be. “Jurassic World: Dominion” hits theaters on June 10, 2022.
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