Ahead of its launch next June, production on Universal’s Jurassic World 2 is officially underway in London, and it appears those early rumors linking BD Wong with Juan Antonio Bayona’s monstrous sequel were right all along.
Taking to Instagram over the course of the weekend, Wong all but confirmed that he’ll reprise the role of shady geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, who was last seen fleeing Isla Nublar by helicopter with a raft of dinosaur embryos. Towards the end of Colin Trevorrow’s franchise revival, we learned that Wu actually held an alliance with Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) that involved licensing InGen’s research to the military. And we all know how much Hoskins wanted to assimilate the Velociraptors onto the battlefield.
Can we expect to see Wong’s pioneering research stretch beyond the parameters of Costa Rica come 2018? It would certainly appear so. Besides, such a plot twist would certainly go some ways to explaining Bryce Dallas Howard’s comments about how Jurassic World 2 is set to take the series into uncharted territory.
Below, you’ll find the actor housed up in Pinewood Studios with only a Velociraptor for company. Clever girl? Clever girl indeed.
Now that BD Wong is officially locked in, Jurassic World 2‘s ensemble cast includes Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who are very much the anchor points of Universal’s rejuvenated blockbuster, along with Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith (The Get Down), DJ Dimitri Vegas (?), Ted Levine and James Cromwell – the latter of whom climbed on board recently in an undisclosed role.
Jurassic World 2 will be with us on June 22nd, 2018. It’s the second installment in Universal’s rebooted dino franchise, and Colin Trevorrow and the rest of the studio’s brain trust have already nailed down plans for a third and final blockbuster, which will likely be reserved until 2021.