There's still a lot that we don't know about director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World. However, he did sit down with IGN for an interview to talk about certain aspects of the movie. In the process he revealed the one character from the original Jurassic Park movie that will be back for the new film. Why don't we start off with that,
"I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn’t been announced yet, but BD Wong will be returning as Dr. Henry Wu. He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction. He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story."
He may not be the character you'd like to see brought back into the story. I definitely wasn't expecting it, but story wise ti does make sense to bring him in. The director goes on to talk about the character Chris Pratt plays in the movie,
"He’s a classic hero in a very modern context. He’s the guy who will get you through the jungle alive – but like Malcolm, Grant and Sattler, he’s an expert in a scientific field that’s connected to our story. The character allows us to explore some new ideas about our relationship with these animals, without losing the humor and sense of adventure. He’s a great contrast for Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, who starts off very corporate, very controlled. Until the running and screaming starts. Then they need each other."
I have no doubt that Pratt is going to be great in this role. It sounds like he's going to play a really fun character. When asked how this movie would be different from the previous ones the director said,
"I’m not on a mission to separate this film from the ones that came before. That will happen naturally – I have different instincts. But, like a lot of people my age, I grew up on Amblin movies. They’re a part of who I am as a filmmaker, and arguably as a person. This film will have a lot of new ideas in it, but I think the spirit will be familiar. It will have an old soul."
I'm really excited for Jurassic World! After the third Jurassic Park movie, I never thought that we would see another one, so I'm very happy that we get to go back to this world. It is set to be released in June of 2015.