Scarlett Johansson's Surprise Welcome to 'Jurassic World' by Franchise Star

Scarlett Johansson receives surprise from Jurassic Park legend

by Nouman Rasool
Scarlett Johansson's Surprise Welcome to 'Jurassic World' by Franchise Star
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Scarlett Johansson, the upcoming star in the new ‘Jurrasic World’ movie, appeared on NBC’s Today to promote her movie ‘Fly Me to The Moon. She was surprised to be welcomed by Franchise veteran Jeff Goldblum as she began filming the latest dinosaur-related action-adventure series.

Johansson who recently confessed to being "a huge nerd" for all things Jurassic Park and Jurassic World — appeared on NBC's Today Tuesday, where she was promoting her new romantic comedy Fly Me To The Moon. At the end of an interview with host Savannah Guthrie was told, "Somebody wanted to welcome you aboard to the team”.

After all, Johansson looked puzzled at first, and just then, her face lit up after a video of Goldblum played on the screen. The actor donning trademark glasses and a dinosaur sweater added as an intro to the camera. “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. I love you”.

Goldblum's Iconic Line

The quote a nod to Goldblum's famous line "Life finds a way" in the original 1993 Jurassic Park movie that launched the franchise.

Goldblum stars in the beloved blockbuster as Dr. Ian Malcolm, a mathematician who, alongside a paleontologist and paleobotanist, must try to outrun cloned dinosaurs running amok at an ambitious new theme park located on a remote island off the coast of Central America.

Ian went on to become a franchise icon for both Goldblum and the series itself, as he returned in The Lost World, and again later in last year's sequel Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom. Awed by the fan video from a star of one of her favorite movies, Johansson shared: “I mean my life is complete.

It’s done. Yes... done. I can retire. Oh my gosh!” When Guthrie recalled it as “water finds a way,” the actor also politely corrected her. During a recent interview with, she shared that it has been a decade-long battle to get in the door of the Jurassic franchise since three Jurassic Park films came out in the 1990s before rebooting it for the new generation with 2015 title, as well.

The film made $1.6 billion worldwide and spawned the follow-ups Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) and Jurassic World Dominion (2022). The fourth version, starring Johansson, is due out in 2025. She also recalled watching Jurassic Park as her first movie when she was 10 years old.

The upcoming Jurassic World entry is being directed by filmmaker Gareth Edwards. The movie is also set to feature Jonathan Bailey, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Rupert Friend, Mahershala Ali (who plays another scientist), Luna Blaise, and David Iacono, as well as newcomer Audrina Miranda.

This installment has been scripted by Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park writer David Koepp, who also wrote The Lost World.

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