Whilst sitting down and having a fairly open chat with IGN recently 'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow ('Safety Not Guaranteed') revealed that one of the members of the original 'Jurassic Park' cast would be reappearing in his new upcoming sequel. Actor BD Wong, better known to many as George Huang in NBC's 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', will reprise his rather brief role as Dr. Henry Wu in Steven Spielberg's original monster masterpiece. The director also mentioned some key new information regarding the roles of cast members Bryce Dallas Howard ('The Village') and Chris Pratt ('Parks and Recreation'). Howard's character "starts off very corporate, very controlled. Until the running and screaming starts", whilst Pratt is set to play "a classic hero in a very modern context..." and "...an expert in a scientific field" that's connected to the story. Check out the full details below.
Here's what Trevorrow had to say about Wong's character:
"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 arrive in theatres in 3D on 12 June 2015.