As Jurassic World 2 begins production in March, news regarding the long awaited sequel has accelerated. BD Wong was hinted as reprising his role as Henry Wu by Frank Marshall during an interview recently. Allocine caught up with Omar Sy during his promotion for his newest film 'Tomorrow it All Starts'. During the interview, they asked if he would return as Barry in the Jurassic World sequel. Omar Sy replied:
"I can say for now I'm pretty sure I'm not in there, it turns out that in the spring, and logically at the moment between the time it takes to turn [film], if I had been in it, I would have gotten a phone call. It means that I'm not in it, I think."
Omar Sy gave his thanks for having worked with Trevorrow, and acknowledged that his character may not be part of Bayona's vision.
"We know once will not hurt, it was already great to be in Jurassic World and participate in that adventure. After, it is not obliged or forced. And now it's another director: J. [JA Bayona], with other desires, other sensibilities."
Omar Sy revealed why he was not upset about potentially not being asked to return for the sequel:
"It turns out that I was in the first (Jurassic) because Colin Trevorrow really wanted to work with me. It was the desire of the director. There's nothing better then that, if the Director wants you. If one is imposed [forced] and the director does not want you, its horrible."
On engaging with his potential to not return for the sequel, Omar compared it to his hopes of being cast for Star Wars Episode 9, which Colin Trevorrow will be directing.
"If he calls me,its great. But I do not say 'maybe he'll call me because if he does not, he's disappointed. Its the same with Jurassic: I did not say 'I'll be in the second movie for sure, because thats the best way to be disappointed in life. We must remain open, but do not expect things precisely."
Omar Sy's character was introduced in Jurassic World as a Velociraptor Trainer in the movie. However, he was kept as a supporting character, and was excluded from much of the final act. His character was last seen in the hangar with the other survivors..
The plot for Jurassic World 2 is still largely unknown so it is not apparent at this time how he would fit in the plot. However, with Barry not returning, it seems likely that Claire, Owen, and Henry Wu may be the only characters from Jurassic World starring in the sequel.
Jurassic World 2 will be released on June 22, 2018. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt will return to play Claire Dearing and Owen Grady in the film. Toby Jones and Rafe Spall will star in unspecified roles as well. The movie will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who has directed 'The Impossible.
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