Every Jurassic Park sequel has had a returning character from the original, but they were leads (Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill, respectively). Jurassic World won’t break from tradition, but it will take a much smaller character and bring him into the cast. According to IGN, B.D. Wong, who played the InGen’s chief geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, will be returning for the upcoming sequel. “He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction,” director Colin Trevorrow explains. “He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story.”
Hit the jump for some more details about the lead characters played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film also stars Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer) and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3). Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015.
Trevorrow had this to say to IGN about Pratt and Howard’s characters:
He’s a classic hero in a very modern context. He’s the guy who will get you through the jungle alive – but like Malcolm, Grant and Sattler, he’s an expert in a scientific field that’s connected to our story. The character allows us to explore some new ideas about our relationship with these animals, without losing the humor and sense of adventure. He’s a great contrast for Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, who starts off very corporate, very controlled. Until the running and screaming starts. Then they need each other.
The lawyer on the toilet in the first movie was a clearly a cautionary tale.