Goldblum Talks “Thor” Filming, “Jurassic” Return

The much loved Jeff Goldblum is set to return to screens again soon with both Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” in November and J.A. Bayona’s “Jurassic World 2” next Summer.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly recently about his role as The Grandmaster in the new ‘Thor’ which he tells the magazine was played in a way that wasn’t too grandiose and allowed for improvisation:

“What I particularly loved is the director, Taika Waititi. He really got me involved in this because I’m a fan of his…. When we first talked, he said, ‘I want you to do your particular version of this character without being comic-y or grandiloquent. I think you should do something that’s in your creative family tree. And also improvise.’

He was very interested in improvisation. We came to all those scenes and riffed enjoyably for the time we had. I don’t know what’s gonna come out in the mix because we gave him a whole bunch of different choices, I’ll tell you that. He’s great.

He added that he ranks directors out of a score based on himself, and Waititi gets “10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums”. He also praises his return to the role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the “Jurassic World” follow-up:

“I’ll try to contribute something to the plate of dino-entertainment. I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking. And of course, that whole world continues to be popular, slam-bang, top entertainment…

Even though some might say it’s popcorny entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation he [Bayona] was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies, and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I’m very interested in that myself, so I’m looking forward to this. I’ve got a few things to do. I’m nothing if not conscientious, so I’m enjoying working on it every day.”

“Thor: Ragnarok” opens on November 3rd, “Jurassic World 2” is set for June 22nd 2018.