Dr. Henry Wu is a character that needs no introduction to fans of the Jurassic Park series, given BD Wong’s chief geneticist has had his meddling hands in dino creation since the park first swung open its mighty doors all the way back in ’93. In fact, even after the calamitous InGen incident, Wu returned to Isla Nublar once more in time for the grand opening of Jurassic World, and with it came the induction of the island’s most formidable creation yet: the Indominus Rex.
Much to the surprise of no one, history essentially repeated itself in Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 blockbuster, but thanks to his scheming with Vincent D’Onofrio’s head of InGen, Wong’s character walked away from that disaster largely unscathed, and with a collection of stolen embryos to boot. Can we expect that lingering story strand to be explored through Jurassic World 2? It certainly seems so, after Wong teased his return during an interview with Cinema Blend: “When they take off in helicopters, you know they’re probably going to come back.”
And that’s it, really. Hardly a rock-solid confirmation, but the all-but-confirmed addition of BD Wong’s geneticist does fuel rumors that Jurassic World 2 will explore a scenario in which the premise of dino creation goes open-source, falling out of InGen’s control and into the hands of grubby companies out to engineer the next big, big thing. Perhaps this is where Toby Jones and Rafe Spall’s characters will come into play? We’ll surely learn more very soon, considering that shooting gets underway in March.
Angled as the third entry into Universal’s rebooted trilogy, Jurassic World 2 will stomp into theaters on June 22, 2018 and when it does, it’ll feature some strong ties to the original Jurassic Park. Perhaps Wong’s inclusion has something to do with this callback? Time will tell.