In the whole of the first three Jurassic Park movies, there was one man that the production of Jurassic World depended on to be their through line from the earlier films to the new entry in the franchise. When in doubt, you call Wong. B.D. Wong! The talented character actor appeared as Dr. Henry Wu in the original Jurassic Park, and reprised the part of Jurassic World, and since Wu escaped unscathed, fans have been asking the question: Will Wong, and Wu, be appearing in the forthcoming sequel directed by J.A. Bayona? Jurassic World 2‘s producer seems to think so!
As you may recall, when we last saw Dr. Wu in the climax of Jurassic World, he was making a discreet retreat, but with dignity, boarding an Ingen helicopter with his life’s work and a fistful of dinosaur embryos. His destination is not revealed, but it is implied by the ill-fated Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) that Wu would be put to work to further weaponize dinosaurs for the company. According to producer Frank Marshall, that leaves the door open wide. “When they take off in helicopters, you know they’re probably going to come back,” Marshall told Cinema Blend.
Having a part for Wu in the film would make sense. As previously stated, Jurassic World 2 will be “more suspenseful and scary” than the first movie, and will use animal abuse as a thematic centerpiece in the story, which would make the need to have the dinosaurs’ creator on hand rather apparent. On top of that, Bayona has also said that World 2 will be as much a fifth entry in the entire series as it will be the second chapter of the rebooted franchise following the first Jurassic World, and if that’s the case, then Wong’s involvement would seem even more essential. I guess we’ll find out soon as production on Jurassic World 2 is expected to begin in March in Hawaii.
Jurassic World 2 will be in theatres everywhere on June 22, 2018.