Jurassic World 3 Director On Why He Brought Back The Original Jurassic Park Stars
"The challenge is to make sure they don't feel like parodies of themselves."
However, director Colin Trevorrow has dished a bit more on why we'll see Doctors Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm and Ellie Sattler again, promising their return will be "organic".
"We'd brought back Dr Henry Wu first because he was the man behind the science and the only one who made sense," he told Empire.
"Otherwise, we'd have had to come up with a reason why Ellie, Malcolm and Grant all went to the theme park on the exact same day it broke down – again.
"But the next film allows the legacy characters to be a part of the story in an organic way. [Jurassic World 3 screenwriter] Emily Carmichael and I call it Jurassic Park IV, because it is."
He further explained: "The challenge is to make sure they don't feel like caricatures or parodies of themselves. They're so iconic, you can easily fall into that trap. You start by asking the most basic questions: who are these people now?
"What do they make of the new world they're living in, and how do they feel about being part of its history? Ultimately it will be in collaboration with the actors. They know and love these characters. We'll do it together."
Star Chris Pratt recently reacted to the news that the three would appear, tweeting: "It's finally happening. Get ready for what is absolutely without a doubt going to be the biggest, baddest and best, movie of the franchise. #WeSparedNoExpense".
Jurassic World 3 has a release date of June 11, 2021.