An original Jurassic Park cast member is coming back for that Jurassic World flick, but it may not be who you'd think.
Writer-director Colin Trevorrow revealed to IGN just who was getting back into the dino fray. So, do you guys think it'll be Sam Neill’s Alan Grant? Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler? Or Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm?
Nope. None of them. Trevorrow explains:
“I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back,” he explained. “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.”
So just WHO will be back for Jurassic World? Well, the returning cast member is B.D. Wong, who played Dr. Henry Wu in the original Jurassic Park flick.
This is what Trevorrow had to say about Wu's return:
“There is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world” he continued. “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.”
Are you guys disappointed by this news, or do you believe that having B.D. Wong's Dr. Henry Wu back for Jurassic World is the right way to go? Would you still rather have seen Neill's Alan Grant, Dern's Ellie Sattler or Goldblum's Ian Malcolm back for a Jurassic encore?