Jurassic World completely revitalized the Jurassic Park franchise by delivering audiences new adventures in a familiar universe. One key element was bringing in new actors to inject new perspectives on the saga, including Jake Johnson's Lowery. Despite audiences enjoying the character, Lowery didn't appear in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, though co-writer Colin Trevorrow teased there were early plans that potentially featured an appearance from Lowery.
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In Jurassic World, Lowery served as a technician who helped try to get the park under control while all hell broke loose. A key component of his attitude was that he had a nostalgic connection to the original Jurassic Park, admitting how much money he shelled out to purchase an original souvenir t-shirt from the failed park.
This latest sequel focused on Chris Pratt's Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing, while also bringing back Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm for the first time since The Lost World. Fans of the franchise were excited for the character's return, yet some were disappointed that the character was featured so briefly.
"We never did. It always felt really cheap to me. It always felt fake," Trevorrow shared in regards to early ideas of making Malcolm more prominent in this film. "It felt like a construct of screenwriters trying to figure out how to fit in a character they love. I have so much respect for those characters I just wouldn’t want them doing anything I don’t think they’d naturally do."
With a third Jurassic World film on the way, it's possible more fan-favorite characters could make their returns.
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