'Jurassic World Sequel' Expected to Bring B.D. Wong Back Again

'Jurassic World Sequel' Expected to Bring B.D. Wong Back Again

By Robert Dougherty Nov 29, 2016 09:18 AM
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

The Jurassic World Sequel already has two actors locked in who survived the first Jurassic World. But aside from Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, there were very few survivors besides B.D. Wong's Jurassic franchise veteran Dr. Wu, and the stage was very clearly set for him to keep going on.

As such, when Cinemablend's Sean O'Connell asked producer Frank Marshall whether Wong would return for his third Jurassic movie, he answered that since Dr. Wu left the park with more embryos "you know they're probably going to come back." If that is a confirmation, it would make Wong the fifth human Jurassic World Sequel star so far after Pratt, Howard and newcomers Toby Jones and Rafe Spall.

Previously, director J.A. Bayona did say he wanted to make the new film a Jurassic World sequel and "the fifth chapter of a longer saga." Since Dr. Wu was the only human character from the original trilogy to appear in Jurassic World, albeit in a more villainized role than in the first Jurassic Park, bringing him back again is sure to help connect the saga further. Whether or not they would bring any other old Jurassic Park stars back with him is another noteworthy question.

Back in Jurassic World, Dr. Wu was seemingly on board with a grander plan to turn dinosaurs into military weapons. However, while his escape looked like a teaser for that plan to be carried out, original director Colin Trevorrow said weeks ago that he wasn't actually interested in doing it after all. As such, it looks like Wu's embryos will likely wreck havoc in other ways, without needing guns or other human tools.

Either way, unless Sam Neill, Laura Dern or Jeff Goldblum come back as well, Wong will be the first human to appear in three Jurassic movies. That is a rather impressive survival streak in these films, although Dr. Wu has been fortunate to stay in a lab away from his creations this whole time.

The third time may or may not be the charm when the Jurassic World Sequel is unleashed on June 22 2018

Tags: Jurassic World Sequel (2018), Jurassic World (2015), Jurassic Park (1993), B.D. Wong, Frank Marshall, J.A. Bayona, Colin Trevorrow
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