A Familiar Character Returns In “Jurassic World”

March 19, 20140 Comments

IGN recently interviewed director Colin Trevorrow who revealed one returning character in the upcoming sequel, Jurassic World.

I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic,” said Trevorrow, “But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go.

But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world,” he continues. “This hasn’t been announced yet, but BD Wong will be returning as Dr. Henry Wu [pictured above to the right]. He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction. He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, under appreciated. We think there’s more to his story.

Trevorrow seems bright enough not to include former major characters just for nostalgia. Dr. Henry Wu probably wasn’t the character you were hoping for, but the above comments are interesting concerning the role he’ll play.

Jurassic World will hit theaters on June 12th, 2015 and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio and Irrfan Khan.

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