B.D. Wong Returning For ‘Jurassic World’ & More Details From Director

Posted on Mar 18 2014 - 2:59pm by Craig Hunter


Director Colin Trevorrow has been spilling some secrets on the upcoming return to Isla Nubla for JURASSIC WORLD. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfran Khan and Nick Robinson will all play a major role in the latest instalment of the rampaging dino franchise, originally based on Michael Crichton’s novel and adapted to iconic acclaim in 1993 by Steven Spielberg.

Trevorrow reveals some major details and confirms original actor B.D. Wong will return to play a significant role in this sequel:

“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, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story.”

JURASSIC WORLD will be released on 12th June 2015.

Source: IGN

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