Not only is he making a comeback in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but the latest buzz is that Jeff Goldblum just confessed he would love to reanimate as another version of the anthropomorphic insect that freaked out his girlfriend and everyone else in The Fly.
He’d just have to find a way around the whole degenerative mutation thing and the shot to the head that was his demise in the original. You know, death being final and all.
“Maybe I show up as a grandchild of the original Seth Brundle, or Seth Brundle had a brother,” he suggested in an interview with Bloody-Disgusting. “Had a brother that emerges in some ways! Who knows, I don’t know, but David Cronenberg was a thrill to work with. Boy, if he was involved I’d like to work with him again, I’ll tell you that.”
Before he got into chaos theory and life finding a way, Goldblum played the even more eccentric scientist Seth Brundle, whose unfortunate incident with a telepod merged his DNA with a housefly and turned him into nothing short of a walking horror story. If you think audiences first fell for the actor when he kicked back with his shirt unbuttoned in Jurassic Park, it was as Brundlefly that he became so strangely magnetic.
Seeing Goldblum with those compound eyes again would technically be possible if, as he said, he emerged as the previously unknown brother of Seth Brundle or the son of Martin Brundle from The Fly II. Martin Brundle was the spawn of a liaison between his genetically warped father and Veronica Quaife, who later birthed a larval sac so grotesque that the shock killed her. What came out of Martin Brundle’s tryst with Beth Logan? Could it be another larval Brundlefly?
Goldblum loved the stage adaptation of The Fly and is all for the continuation of the franchise, however it mutates.
“I wish I could see that opera that David Cronenberg directed,” Goldblum said. “I never saw that, so people seem to still have fun doing something with that material. Oh, you know, who knows?”