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Why Jurassic World 3 Is Recasting An Original Jurassic Park Character

Jurassic World 3 is bringing back a character from Jurassic Park but another actor will be portraying the role.

The character, Lewis Dodgson, made a brief appearance in the 1993 original film directed by Steven Spielberg but his actions presented the dark side of science involved with the recreation of dinosaurs in modern-day. Cameron Thor played the role of Dodgson but the role was recast for Jurassic World: Dominion, and for a very good reason.

The Reason of the Re-Cast

The Jurassic World series made an effort to build its own narrative but there’s still a sense of familiarity mixed in through elements of the original trilogy. Whether it’s a location or returning characters, Jurassic World makes an effort to blend with the Jurassic Park universe.

Dominion will amplify that notion by bringing back a slew of characters, including Jurassic Park‘s forgotten villain. This time around, Campbell Scott will be portraying the role of Dodgson.

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The actor is best known for his roles in The Sheltering Sky, Royal Pains, and House of Cards as well as playing the father of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 

Some might wonder why the role of Dodgson was recast and it was a necessary action due to the fact that the original actor is currently serving time in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Director Colin Trevorrow and the Jurassic World 3 team had no choice but to recast the Dodgson role. Even if Thor finished up his prison sentence, audiences would not be keen on having a sex offender involved in the film.

It will be interesting to see how the troubled scientist fits into the modern trilogy. The sequel will presumably focus on the start of the Neo-Jurassic Age and the topic of humans and dinosaurs co-existing.

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Aside from Dodgson, Jurassic Park vets Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm will be back, as well as the actors who originally portrayed them–Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, respectively. So, what do you all think about this guys?

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