Jeff Goldblum Wants To Mutate His Way Back Into The Fly Franchise
By the time Jeff Goldblum appeared in The Fly he was already a veteran screen actor with roughly 20 credits to his name, but Seth Brundle may be the role that cemented his leading man (and even legend) status. Unfortunately, the character’s tragic demise made it nearly impossible for Goldblum to return to the franchise—Eric Stoltz starred as Seth’s son Martin in 1989’s The Fly II—but he recently expressed an interest in returning as a different character.
“I don’t think my character would be involved because of course I got tragically mutated with the fly and then the machine,” he fondly reminisced. “But maybe I show up as a grandchild of the original Seth Brundle, or Seth Brundle 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.”
Of course Cronenberg did revive the franchise, but only for the stage—and Goldblum is still kicking himself for missing that production. “I wish I could see that opera that David Cronenberg directed,” he said, admitting that the show gave him hope for the future. “People seem to still have fun doing something with that material… you know, who knows?”
For a reminder of Goldblum’s work in 1986’s The Fly, check out the trailer below.