Campbell Scott Cast As Forgotten Jurassic Park Villain In Jurassic World: Dominion

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A long forgotten villian from Jurassic Park is going to make his grand reappearance in Jurassic World: Dominion. Do you remember Lewis Dodgson, the character Dennis Nedry meets in Costa Rica, the one who gave Nedry the Barbasol can to smuggle embryos out of InGen’s lab? Well, that guy is more than likely going to be the big bad in the new film that is set to resume shooting by the end of July.

Other plot points are still underwraps, but Collider broke the news yesterday that Campbell Scott was joining the cast as Dodgson. In the Michael Crichton novel, Dr. Dodgson worked for BioSyn, InGen’s rival who were also trying to clone dinosaurs. In Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, Dodgson is introduced, never seen again, and the infamous Barbasol can is lost in the muck after Nedry is killed by a Dilophosaurus. Now it seems that Dodgson is coming back and is now CEO of BioSyn. That doesn’t bode well for Owen and Claire as they return to a brand new world full of dinosaurs roaming the Western seaboard and beyond.

If you can’t remember the last film (don’t worry, it wasn’t very memorable), let me get you up to date. So, Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) comes back to say that Simon Masrani was an idiot and that life always finds a way with these creatures. His role was minimal, at best, and only served as a warning to our protagonists who were stupid enough to bring the animals back after a volcano wipes out Isla Nublar. No offense guys, but do you not remember the San Diego incident?

Anyway, turns out Owen and Claire brought back the dinosaurs as part of an animal trafficking experiment. The rich and the powerful and the controllers of private military corporations still think it’s a good idea to use these animals as weapons. As a result, Dr. Wu (BD Wong) created a new hybrid called the Indoraptor. All hell breaks loose, Dr. Wu escapes, once again, a new character named Maisie is revealed to be a clone, and because she fills a kinship with these created dinosaurs, she releases them in the wild.

Okay. Maybe Fallen Kingdom wasn’t completely unmemorable. Either way, director Colin Trevorrow has previously revealed that Dr. Wu will be back, as will Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Sam Neil as Dr. Alan Grant, and Goldblum once again as Dr. Malcolm. The three original cast members will reportedly have a large presence in the film. Perhaps Scott’s Dodgson will be the catalyst that brings everyone together again.

Dominion pans out, though, one thing’s for certain, the cast is stacked, Trevorrow is back in the director’s seat, and the story sounds like it will be one hell of an ending.

Shelby Arnold
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