Which Jurassic Park Character is Back for Jurassic World?

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BD Wong Jurassic ParkDirector Colin Trevorrow is gearing up to shoot Jurassic World with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio and Irrfan Khan starring.

The fourth installment is the subject of many rumors and Trevorrow spoke to IGN to address a few things, namely who – if anyone from Jurassic Park – is coming back.

He said: “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.”

Trevorrow also describes his film as having an “old soul”: “I’m not on a mission to separate this film from the ones that came before. That will happen naturally – I have different instincts. But, like a lot of people my age, I grew up on Amblin movies. They’re a part of who I am as a filmmaker, and arguably as a person. This film will have a lot of new ideas in it, but I think the spirit will be familiar. It will have an old soul.”

Jurassic World opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.

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