Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt won’t be the only ones from “Jurassic World” returning for the upcoming sequel as another familiar face is looking likely to return.
Producer Frank Marshall has revealed to CinemaBlend that B.D. Wong will be back as Dr. Henry Wu in the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel. Marshall was asked directly about Wong’s potential return to which he said: “When they take off in helicopters, you know they’re probably going to come back.”
Wu was the only major character from “Jurassic Park” to return for “Jurassic World,” the chief geneticist helped create the Indominus Rex hybrid and was last seen leaving Isla Nublar with several hybrid dino embryos in canisters.
While his collaborator Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) definitely won’t be back, don’t be shocked if Wu is something of a catalyst for events in the follow-up. Toby Jones and Rafe Spall also star in the project which is said to deal with the topic of ‘open source’ dinosaur DNA and will have both more a connection to the original films as well as a darker tone than ‘World’.
“Jurassic World 2” goes into production in March ahead of a June 2018 release.