When Jurassic World was released it became a box-office juggernaut, breaking box-office records to become the fourth highest grossing film of all-time (without adjusting for inflation). Part of the films success can credited to a combination of expanding the Jurassic Park world while employing nostalgia-driven fan service. However, while there several references to the original Jurassic Park trilogy, the strongest tangible link to the previous films was the presence of B.D. Wong, who reprised his role as Dr. Henry Wu for the first time since the first Jurassic Park film. Now, executive producer Frank Marshall spoke with CinemaBlend about the possibility of B.D. Wong making unprecedented third appearance in the Jurassic Park franchise in Jurassic World 2.
Jurassic World featured a more dubious Dr. Wu as it was revealed that the geneticist was the brilliant mind behind the creation of hybrid dinosaurs, including Indominous Rex, and that he had an arrangement with InGen head of security Vic Hoskins, who had plans to weaponize dinosaurs. When the Indominous Rex escaped and wreaked havoc on the island, Dr. Wu managed to escaped via helicopter with valuable dinosaur embryos in tow, prompting fans to speculate that his story would continue in future films.
Executive producer appeared to confirm this speculation when asked if B.D. Wong would be returning for Jurassic World 2.
“When they take off in helicopters, you know they’re probably going to come back.”
When Dr. Wu escaped, it was implied that his partnership with Vic Hoskins was still in effect. However, with Hoskins killed by the very Velociraptors he had hoped to weaponize, it unclear how Dr. Wu will handle the embryos he has in his possession.
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Jurassic World 2 will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Colin Trevorrow , who directed Jurassic World, will return to write the script alongside Derek Connolly.
Jurassic World 2 is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2018.