'Jurassic World 2' latest news update: BD Wong to reprise villain role in upcoming sequel

(Facebook/JurassicWorld)A promotional image of the movie "Jurassic Park."

After the success of the movie "Jurassic World" in relaunching the legendary but previously dormant "Jurassic Park" film franchise, the people behind the revival of the popular dinosaur film series is now making the necessary preparations for shooting "Jurassic World 2" in March.

Other than the shooting date and the reprisal of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard of their roles for the sequel, very little is known about the plans for the upcoming "Jurassic World 2." However, that has all changed with the new information that actor BD Wong will be returning to portray the sinister character of Dr. Henry Wu.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, when asked if Wong would be back for the sequel, "Jurassic World" executive producer Frank Marshall said, "When they take off in helicopters, you know they're probably going to come back."

In the previous movie, it can be recalled that Wu was the front of InGen Technologies, the genetic company responsible for the events of "Jurassic Park," and was also behind the development of hybrid dinosaurs. Before the end of the movie, he manages to escape Isla Nublar via helicopter, bringing along dinosaur embryos with him.

Director J.A. Bayona, in an interview with Cinema Blend, revealed that the his installment in the iconic dinosaur franchise will be a combination of "Jurassic World 2" and "Jurassic Park 5."

"I think somehow it's both. It's a very good question, and what we're doing is a sequel to Jurassic World, but it's definitely the fifth chapter of a longer saga," Bayona said as he talked about the project. "It's very interesting. It's always tricky, but you need to find a balance in what people expect to find, and the new stuff you're bringing to the story."

"Jurassic World 2" is scheduled to theaters in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018 and in the United States on June 22, 2018.

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