You would think two deadly encounters with blood thirsty prehistoric animals would teach someone a lesson to stay away from them. That can't be said for Jeff Goldblum, though.

The actor has signed up to star in the sequel of Jurassic World alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Goldblum co-starred in the original Jurassic Park (1993) and was the only character to reprise his role in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). In the films, he played Dr Ian Malcolm, a mathematician who came to the park as an insurance consultant and managed to survive all the deadly attacks.

He now plans to test his luck with a visit to Jurassic World in the J A Bayona-directed project and will join the only other original film character Dr Henry Wu played by BD Wong.

The script for the sequel has been penned by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley return as producers along with Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow as executive producers.

"I'm excited to have him back. The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right," Marshall told Slashfilm.

Production for the movie kicked off in London in February and in March the filmmakers released the first official photo from the movie that showed a young girl named Lucy, looking at a museum-like collection of dinosaur skeletons.

Jurassic World 2 is set to be released on 22 June 2018. Meanwhile, Goldblum will be seen in Thor: Ragnarok, which releases on 3 November. He most recently also starred in Independence Day: Resurgence and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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