Scarlett Johansson is officially joining the Jurassic World franchise, and Jeff Goldblum has made sure she feels right at home. During a recent appearance on The Today Show, Johansson was pleasantly surprised by a video message from the iconic Dr Ian Malcolm himself. In his trademark charismatic style, Goldblum offered some sage advice for Johansson as she steps into her new role in the blockbuster series. Jurassic World: Scarlett Johansson in Talks To Lead Universal’s Next Dinosaur Movie; Gareth Edwards Directorial To Release on July 2, 2025.

Johansson, who was on The Today Show to promote her new romantic comedy Fly Me to the Moon, has been open about her long-time admiration for the Jurassic Park films. “I am an enormous Jurassic Park fan,” she confessed. “It is one of the first movies I remember seeing in theatres. I remember it so vividly. It was life-changing and mind-blowing. I cannot express how excited I am.” She also revealed that she had been trying to join the franchise for over a decade, making her new role all the more significant.

In the same interview, she got a little surprise from actor Jeff Goldblum. “Dr Johansson, this is Jeff Goldblum,” he began with a twinkle in his eye. “Here’s what I want to say to you. This I know: Scarlett will find a way. Don’t get eaten, unless you want to.” He ended his warm welcome with a playful kiss and a heartfelt “I love you.” Johansson was especially touched by Goldblum’s reference to his famous line from the original Jurassic Park: Life finds a way. Jeff Goldblum first portrayed the enigmatic Dr Ian Malcolm in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park in 1993, and he reprised the role in three sequels, including the 2022 Jurassic World Dominion. Goldblum has been a vocal fan of the franchise, and his affectionate message to Johansson was a nod to his enduring connection with the series. Jurrasic World: Colman Domingo to Play Villain in Gareth Edwards' Dinosaur Movie - Reports.

Jeff Goldblum's Message To Scarlet Johansson

The upcoming untitled Jurassic World film, directed by Gareth Edwards and scripted by Jurassic Park writer David Koepp, is set to be released on July 2, 2025. The cast also features Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Jonathan Bailey, and Rupert Friend, with rumours of two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali possibly joining the ensemble.

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