The new film Jurassic World Dominion will put a cap on the Jurassic World trilogy while also giving some closure to the original Jurassic Park. One of the new movie’s biggest sells is that it brings back Jurassic World stars like Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard to team them up with Jurassic Park favorites like Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. As someone who previously appeared in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, BD Wong is also back in Dominion to help close out this chapter of the story.
In the original Jurassic Park, Wong’s screen time was limited, but the movie established the vital role Dr. Wu had in resurrecting dinosaurs for the special theme park. He was not featured in the two Jurassic Park sequels, though he was back with an expanded role in 2015’s Jurassic World and reprised the part for 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Per Variety, Wong opened up on returning as Dr. Henry Wu for Dominion and gushed over how excited he was to reunite with Neill, Dern, and Goldblum (barring Goldblum’s Fallen Kingdom cameo, of course). As Wong put it:
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“We made this movie deep in 2020 — first movie to come back during the pandemic, brand new protocols, we forged new territory on how to make a movie safely — and these three actors were part of this family. They’re iconic in that way — people like to use that word a lot, ‘iconic’ — but they’re really icons. They have this way of carrying themselves that’s really unique. So, there was a real special feeling about it.”
It has all been an extraordinary experience for Wong to be included in all three Jurassic World films. He remembers feeling looked over with the release of the original Jurassic Park and was pleasantly surprised when Jurassic World trilogy director Colin Trevorrow came to him with big plans for Dr. Wu in the new movies.
“To be a part of the chapter closing, at the end of it, that’s really satisfying to me. I make no bones about it, I came into it, walking out of ‘Jurassic Park’ thinking that the character was totally underserved and thinking, ‘Well, nobody cared about him.’ And then Colin Trevorrow kind of gave him mouth to mouth, and brought him into this world in which his whole shtick really mattered and really affected other things. I’m always really grateful to have been the actor who got to do that.”
BD Wong Says Dominion Is the Avengers: Endgame of Jurassic Park Movies
Previously, Wong had teased his upcoming reunion and what Colin Trevorrow had in store for fans with Jurassic World Dominion. He described the film as “rather epic” and suggested that fans would be satisfied with how everyone closes out the story.
“That was really crazy and amazing, and I loved it. The movie’s gorgeous, and beautiful, and rather epic. I think [director] Colin Trevorrow really wanted to make a big movie to [close] out the trilogy.”
Jurassic World Dominion is now playing in movie theaters everywhere.