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Jurassic Park Character Returns in Jurassic World

Not who you would think

By Robert T. Trate     March 18, 2014
Source: IGN


Jurassic World arrives June 12th 2015.
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IGN has broken the news that we will see at least on character from the original Jurassic Park will return in Jurassic World. Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) stated that BD Wong will be return as Dr. Henry Wu. He is what Trevorrow said to IGN”

He said: "I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. 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. This hasn’t been announced yet, but BD Wong will be returning as Dr. Henry Wu. 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."

The director went on: "I'm not on a mission to separate this film from the ones that came before. That will happen naturally – I have different instincts. But, like a lot of people my age, I grew up on Amblin movies. They're a part of who I am as a filmmaker, and arguably as a person. This film will have a lot of new ideas in it, but I think the spirit will be familiar. It will have an old soul."

It seems as if Trevorrow has put a lot of thought into this. More than most who tackled the sequels to Jurassic Park, so far anyway. 

Jurassic World features Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Vincent D'Onofrio and Irrfan Khan and BD Wong.

Jurassic World opens its gates on June 12th, 2015.

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therockdltj 3/18/2014 9:12:38 AM

 that sounds very cool!

redvector 3/18/2014 10:45:48 AM

 Sounds like that Dr Henry Wu will be a villain in this. Living in Hammond's shadow for "decades under appreciated" he'd build up a lot of resentment.

nemesis1_57 3/18/2014 11:26:23 AM

 They will uncover that he is the reason why the Dinosaurs went form all one sex(female) to male and female.

CaptAmerica04 3/18/2014 1:50:16 PM

Okay, the amount of thought that the director has put into this makes the film sound very promising.

Muenster 3/18/2014 9:17:28 PM

Nemesis, in the very first movie this was covered. The scientists used amphibia DNA t fill in the broken areas of ancient dinasaur DNA. In the wild, when there are not enough male frogs, some species allow for the transformation of female to male.

Wiseguy 3/19/2014 9:25:02 AM

Dinosaurs chasing people around to snack on makes the film sound very promising :)

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