Everybody tends to love Jeff Goldblum, and why not, he’s a legend. Beloved both for his acting prowess and his general likeability, Goldblum boasts one hell of a career, including films as varied as Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and Thor: Ragnarok.
To horror fans though, Goldblum will likely always be best remembered for his lead role in David Cronenberg’s amazing 1986 remake of The Fly. Featuring some of the greatest practical special effects in history, The Fly proves that remakes can sometimes rule.
In that film, Goldblum of course plays scientist Seth Brundle, who invents a set of teleportation pods that look to become a scientific breakthrough. Unfortunately, he ends up merging together his DNA with a rogue fly, leading to terror for everyone involved.
While Fly effects creator Chris Walas would direct a decent enough sequel with 1989’s The Fly II, Goldblum recently made it known during an interview with Bloody Disgusting that he would be more than willing to appear in a new Fly installment.
While Seth Brundle may not have survived The Fly, Goldblum says he’d be happy to play a previously unmentioned Brundle relative. Considering how great Goldblum was in The Fly, it’s doubtful fans would question whatever it took to get him back in the franchise.
However, there is a catch. The main reason Jeff Goldblum wants to return is the opportunity to work with Cronenberg again, and it’s been ages since Cronenberg made a horror film. Still, it’s a very fun idea to contemplate, and we can all wish it happens.