– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Image via Universal Pictures

Image via Universal Pictures

Who actually expected Jurassic World to do as well as it did? Sure, the film had the benefit of being a follow-up to one of the most beloved blockbusters of all time, and in addition, it had rising star Chris Pratt at the forefront, but while we expected success, no one could predict the record-setting numbers the dino-flick hit upon its release into theaters last year.

Unlike many would-be blockbuster franchises that set up for sequels that never happen, Jurassic World left one very big loose end that you know they’ll have the opportunity to wrap up in the coming sequels, given the big hit the first film was. If you’ll recall, the tail end of that film saw the geneticist Henry Wu escaping out of a helicopter along with dinosaur embryos — embryos we can assume will be used in weaponizing these dinosaurs later on down the line.

It seemed like a guarantee that BD Wong, the actor who plays Henry Wu, would be set to return to the sequel, but in today’s increasing TV-like nature, you never know when they’d return. For all we know, they could be holding off until the third film. So what’s it going to be?

Speaking with Cinema Blend, producer Frank Marshall all but confirmed that we’d likely be seeing Henry sooner rather than later.

“When they take off in helicopters, you know they’re probably going to come back.”

Who would have thought decades ago that the character who had such a minor role in the original film would be such a thorn in our heroes’ sides? Jurassic World already saw the death of one dummy who thought the idea of weaponization was a good one, but just how far will this plan go before it becomes a huge problem?

We’ll have to wait and see on that one.

What do you expect to see from the return of Henry Wu? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Jurassic World 2 is set to hit theaters on June 22, 2018.

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SOURCE: Cinema Blend

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.