Speaking with IGN, JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow discussed the potential return of characters from the franchise’s previous entries.
In the interview, he says he’s commendably cautious about returning original actors merely for the sake of doing so - but does cop to at least one character/actor from 1993’s JURASSIC PARK who has earned a spot on the new project.
IGN: Will any of the characters from the original films be returning for this one?
Trevorrow: 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.
…says Trevorrow HERE.
For those who don’t remember Wong’s appearance in the ’93 film, his scientist character briefly but memorably introduced the leads to baby Velociraptors, and proudly decreed ..."there’s no unauthorized breeding in Jurassic Park." An abbreviated, but great, performance. Very glad we'll be seeing more of him.
Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, JURASSIC WORLD is to shoot in Hawaii (sets are already being built) for release June 2015.