B.D. Wong Set to Return for JURASSIC WORLD; More Details Revealed about Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Characters

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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.

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  • Frank

    Since his character actually got killed off in the first novel. They omitted that, he gets cut open by the raptors.

    • Pk

      Didn’t he die in the movie as well?

      • Steven Ray Morris

        Nah, he got on the boat and peace’d out!

      • Frank

        No, he just kind of disappeared, or got the hell out of there. One of the flaws of the movie. The book had a gory death scene where he’s still alive as the raptors rip him open and his guts are all hanging out. Then again in the novel, neither the Lawyer or Muldoon died. But Hammond did, so it’s and even exchange two characters die in place of two others.

  • The Destroyer

    His character had a much larger role in the book, but in the movie it’s just “hey, I created the dinosaurs and stupidly spliced frog DNA into them. Have fun.” It’s good that they are going to explore his role and trepidations about the dinosaurs.

  • The Flobbit

    Look, I couldn’t care less about B.D. Wong. I want Idris Elba and Josh Brolin carrying big guns and running from dinosaurs!

    • Ramone

      I would pay GOOD money to see that one. Espescially if it were a big screen version of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Xenozoic Tales).

    • Ramone

      I would pay GOOD money to see that one. Espescially if it were a big screen version of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Xenozoic Tales).

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  • Devin Reed

    I was actually wondering the other day whether or not his character would come back. Happy to see he’ll be part of it!

  • orianalianna

    Jeff Goldblum or no my money. It is THAT simple.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Are they serious?
    No one cares about B.D. Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu.

    It’s all about dinos with big teeth, Ian Malcolm and chaos theory. Simple.

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  • ʝoe ßloggs

    1. You’re so smart to have read non-existent racism in my comment. I was referring to the superfluousness of his character, not his race. I want to see more Asian actors in Hollywood.

    2. It’s really wonderful of you to use vulgarity when I didn’t. It’s a good reflection of you.

    May you be blessed.

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