Revisiting a franchise after many years is a tricky thing, as the follow-up can either flop or fly. In the case of Jurassic World, flying is a good word to describe the truckloads of money the film made back in 2015. That said, there is another phrase that comes to mind when thinking about that very film: sequel worthy. Which is why Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming to theater screens in June 2018, and with it some familiar faces. But it's not all rank and file, as we have some fresh meat in the paddocks as well.
Listed here are the returning and debuting cast members in the Jurassic World franchise. With the film close to wrapping up its production, we don't expect too many changes to this list. But should there be some sort of last minute arrival or departure, we'll keep you posted as soon as possible. Now, prepare for a cast list 65 million and 25 years in the making!
This is probably a no-brainer, as Chris Pratt's Owen Grady is one of the two major stars that anchored Jurassic World's ensemble cast of talent. But it wouldn't be surprising if you thought his gig with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War would have prevented him from taking part of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Well, you thought wrong, and along with Owen Grady's return comes another important return to the Jurassic World fold.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard is returning as Claire Dearing, a vital figure to the operations of the now-defunct Jurassic World park, as well as a love interest/comedic foil for Owen Grady. We expect a wiser, and dare we say tougher, Claire to be around for this new expedition. At least, that's the impression we get if her footwear in the new film is any indication. Whether she and Owen are a couple, or still just a bickering pair that's friendly with each other, is yet to be seen.
Who would have thought that when B.D. Wong's Dr. Henry Wu returned from the cast of Jurassic Park, he'd done so only to betray the folks of Jurassic World. As we saw him fly away on a helicopter at the end of 2015's walk in the park, we knew there's be a chance of him resurfacing, along with the ill-gotten gains he stole from the property. Sure enough, Wong's supporting character-turned-important heel will be back for plenty of genetically engineered mayhem in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.