Jurassic World: 10 Obscure References You Totally Missed
10. Ian Malcolm's Book Is All Over Jurassic World
The Reference: Everyone's been running around stating this reference as if it's a clearly signposted in-joke, but don't worry if you didn't spot it first (or second) time - it's not as obvious as you'd be led to believe. Ian Malcolm may not appear in the movie, but he still has a presence. A book he wrote, God Creates Dinosaurs, appears in the background twice in the film; it's read by Claire's assistant on the monorail and sits on Lowery's messy desk. What It Really Means: It's a nice shout out to Jeff Goldblum's character that, despite being incredibly minor, sows the seeds for a proper cameo in a later movie and, given its usage by staff, serves to highlight how big the spectre of the original Park looms over Jurassic World. However, it also doubles as a reference to The Lost World; at the start of the first sequel, Malcolm has written a book on the Jurassic Park incident, and God Creates Dinosaurs clearly continues in a similar vein.