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Colin Trevorrow talks Jurassic World to IGN; confirms BD Wong!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Tuesday 18 March 2014 at 01:58PM - 7 Comments

ImageIGN'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!



Pedros
21/03/14 10:36AM
WTF: JW teaser?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wvvn6eHJFs

Dinoslayer
20/03/14 11:51AM
Great to hear that Dr.Wu will return to his work twenty years after the original.

Matias Copes
18/03/14 10:15PM

I love the idea that Dr. Wu return in this new film.
Nice to have veterans of "Jurassic Park"!.

What I do not understand is that they need Dr. Wu? For creating new animals? ...
or the creation of an improved version (read the novel Jurassic Park).
Where Dr. Wu has an exchange of ideas to enhance Hammond dinosaurs and make them more "domesticated" ...

I personally hope that Jurassic World is much better than
"Jurassic Park III" as its argument.

Ryan
18/03/14 03:05PM
Wooo-hooo! This is great! I thought Henry might come back, especially after an interview with Wong when they asked him if his character would be returning. Wong didn't give a direct answer. I'm really glad this character is getting a larger role in this movie. I hope Dilophosaurus also gets a larger part in this film, by the way.

Roberto
18/03/14 03:02PM
And his words about the aspect ratio they're using sounds interesting. I'm really excited for Jurassic World!

Dan Rex
18/03/14 03:00PM
Excellent! Now we know a little of the relation between INGEN and the new park!

Roberto
18/03/14 02:57PM
Wow, this is really really cool news! The way how Trevorrow talks about his project and how he understands Wu's character shows me, that Trevorrow really was a good choice for directing the movie.

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