Returning character confirmed for Jurassic World

News Simon Brew 3/19/2014 at 8:55AM

Director Colin Trevorrow has revealed a surprising returnee for Jurassic Park 4...

Director Colin Trevorrow - the man who helmed the terrific Safety Not Guaranteed - will start shooting Jurassic World shortly, and in a new interview, he's revealed that the fourth Jurassic Park film will see the return of someone from the first.

Dr Henry Wu, as played by B D Wong, was one of the lead scientists working under John Hammond. As Trevorrow notes, "he had a much larger role in the original [Michael Crichton] novel", and we find him now having "spent two decades living in Hammond's shadow, underappreciated".

The new film will dig a bit more into Wu's story, but it's unlikely to see the return of even more familiar faces from the earlier films. "I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back", Trevorrow told IGN. "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".

Taking the lead this time is Chris Pratt, who headlines the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy too. Trevorrow describes Pratt's character in the film as "a classic hero in a very modern context... an expert in a scientific field that's connected to our story".

Jurassic World is due for release on June 12th 2015.

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