If you were one of the millions of watch Jurassic World when it hit theaters last summer, then you know there is one character whose fate we never learned about. Dr. Henry Wu quite literally flew out of the danger zone when Jurassic World became overrun with rogue dinosaurs. The scientist, who had a secret partnership with InGen's Vic Hoskins, escaped the island resort with several dinosaur embryos in tact. And, now, the executive producer for Jurassic World 2 is teasing Dr. Wu's return.
In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Frank Marshall talked about Jurassic Park 2 and teased fans when asked whether BD Wong's character would make a return. He said, "When they take off in helicopters, you know they're probably going to come back."
Unsurprisingly, fans are not too surprised by the revelation. Jurassic World 2 will need a villain who can keep up with Chris Pratt's Owen, and Wong took on his role with sinister poise. The scientist was one of the main minds behind the creation of the terrifying Indominus Rex, and Dr. Wu may still have dreams of militarizing dinosaurs.
Earlier this year, Wong spoke with ComicBook.com about his on-screen work as a villain and compared Dr. Wu to a baddie he played on Fox's Gotham.
"I think of him [Hugo Strange] a lot in the same way I think of the character I played in Jurassic World," Wong explained. "This is a person who's on the A-list of science. He's really pushing the envelope of technologies, making things happen that no one else can do. As a result, he's in a way full of himself, or really unaware and blind to consequences. So my first impression is that he's amazingly gifted, and secondly that he's blind to the consequences of what he's doing."
If Wong does return for Jurassic World 2, he will not be the only one. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their starring roles. So far, fans know that two new actors will join the film thanks to Toby Jones and Rafe Spall. J.A. Bayona will direct the sequel while Frank Marshall produces alongside Pat Crowley and Belén Atienza. Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World film, co-wrote the script with partner Derek Connolly. Trevorrow will also executive produce the film with help from Steven Spielberg.
As for the film's plot, details about Jurassic World 2 are being kept guarded, but Bayona has shared a few words about the storyline. The director said the sequel will be much "darker" and "scarier" than its predecessors - and it will even question how man's relationship with dinosaurs mirrors their current treatment of animals.
"Dinosaurs are a parable of the treatment of animals today: abuse, experiments in medicine, pets, having wild animals in zoos [that feel] like prisons, military use being made of them," Bayona said to El Mundo.
Jurassic World 2 is scheduled for release on June 22, 2018.