With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rampaging towards film theaters quickly, followers will quickly get to see Jeff Goldblum reprising his iconic character, Ian Malcolm, from the unique two movies within the Jurassic franchise.
However, one factor followers have been clamoring for is a return of Laura Dern, who famously starred reverse Goldblum as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park — and Dern herself has been very open about being down to return again.
Speaking with ET’s Cameron Mathison on the premiere of Fallen Kingdom on the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Tuesday, star Chris Pratt says he would like to see Dern return for future installments.
“Anyway she wants to come in would be amazing,” Pratt marveled. “The fact that she’d be willing to is just another endorsement from one of the original cast members, which is music to our ears.”
Pratt gleefully admitted that his “mind is exploding” with the potential of getting the Oscar-nominated actress rejoin the franchise for a attainable Jurassic World three.
“[At] the end of this movie, you’ll see, your mind will also explode uh with the potential of where this thing could go,” Pratt teased.
The good-looking star lamented not having the ability to forged Dern on the spot, joking, “Look, I don’t make these calls — but you’re hired, Laura!”
ET caught up with Dern in December on the premiere of Downsizing, and the 51-year-old Golden Globe winner hinted that she would love the prospect to return to the blockbuster franchise.
“[It] could be fun,” she teased. “I mean, I love Ellie Sattler.”
Dern praised the character, sharing, “She’s a tough feminist! We need her back.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — directed by J. A. Bayona and penned by Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote and directed the primary Jurassic World, alongside returning co-writer Derek Connolly — is ready to stampede into theaters on June 22.