Sam Neill addresses Jurassic World return for new movie

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Sam Neill addresses Jurassic World return for new Universal Pictures

Sam Neill has addressed his possible return for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel.

The actor played palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant in the original Jurassic Park films and reprised the role in the third Jurassic World instalment, Jurassic World: Dominion, alongside former co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern in 2022.

The fourth Jurassic World movie was announced earlier this year, but it doesn't sound like Neill has gotten the call for his return yet.

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"All I know is what I see on social media, that I hardly ever look at. I have no idea what anyone’s thinking at all," he shared in a new interview with Forbes.

After pointing out that you can watch him play tennis in his new show Apples Never Fall, Neill added: "But far as running from dinosaurs, maybe that’s it."

The upcoming film, which is slated for a July 2025 release, will now be directed by The Creator's Gareth Edwards following the departure of Bullet Train's David Leitch.

David Koepp, who wrote Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, will return to write the script, while Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall will serve as producers.

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Last year, Neill revealed that he had been treated for stage three blood cancer, though by October confirmed he had been in remission for 12 months.

However, he will require infusions every fortnight after taking an anti-cancer drug for the rest of his life.

After revealing that doctors told him the drug will stop working one day, Neill shared: "I'm not in any way frightened of dying, that's never worried me from the beginning. But I would be annoyed I'd be annoyed because there are things I still want to do. Very irritating, dying. But I'm not afraid of it."

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