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Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Tuesday 18 March 2014 at 01:58PM - 7 Comments
IGN's Chris Tilly recently interviewed Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow to ask about certain aspects of the film. Colin himself talked about the delay, writing the script, characters, and most surpringly, confirmed BD Wong will reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu! Here is the direct quote:
"IGN: Will any of the characters from the original films be returning for this one?
Trevorrow: 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."
Colin also had this to say about Chris Pratts character:
"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."
Be sure to check out the full interview here, and stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!